Category Archives: Expansion (80s and 90s)

Akademie der Künste Festival (Berlin, Germany)

1981 - West Berlin, Germany (May 1981) Akademie der Künste International Festival (Academy of Arts) established in 1696, invited John Driscoll and MWDCCo to participate in the Festival in 1981  Our involvement included: ▪   3-week Creative Residency: John Driscoll, electronic composer/musician, and ...

Conference on Dance (Volgograd, Russia)

1997 Volgograd, Russia (June 1997) Conference on Dance, Volgograd Centre for Dance, Volgograd, Russia; Travel sponsored by US Embassy in Moscow, Russia  Maida's first presence in Russia •   Maida Withers delivered a paper and showed video of Utah Spirit Place Spirit ...

BUTOH: Kazuo Ohno Workshop, Japan

1995 - Maida was invited to observe Kazuo Ohno teach his regular evening class in his home studio, Kamihoshikawa, built in 1961 in Hodogaye, Yokohama, Japan  Maida was introduced to Kazuo Ohno by Gozo Yoshimasu, poet and filmmaker, and Marilia, ...

Hilda Thorpe Tribute – Artists’ Studio Performance

December 4, 1999 - Birthday tribute to Hilda Thorpe at her Artists' Studio in downtown Alexandria, Virginia Maida collaborated with Thorpe, a brilliant American painter and sculptor - part of the illustrious Washington Color School - on several projects engaging the ...

Spirit Figures

1992 - Combining a tree limb with discarded materials deemed probably dangerous for the Earth environment, spirit figures were created to engage in a ritual of a community of dancers  The tree limbs were obtained in a storm drain (ravine/river) ...

Fascination – Improvisation in Concert

[embed]https://vimeocom/99629619[/embed] 1994 -Jey Young Kim and Maida Withers improvise in concert  in Washington, DC to a poem Fascination,  by Young Tai Kim, Korea, that "expresses our inner feelings-sometimes kin and on other occasions, cruel  As in life we go through a ...

Damned River

1993 - "Wind is power, the grass, people  When winds blow the grass bends"  Damned River is dedicated to Mariko, dance colleague in Kyoto, Japan A multimedia stage work for fourteen dancers that explores the dynamics of fascism in its subtle ...

Dance for the Earth

1992 - Title given to the evening-length performance that included the following six dances related to Maida's Earth consciousness projects: Sky Cloud (1992), Prologue - Cowboys and Indian Play (1991), Messenger Eagle (1992), Still Rush (1991), Rolling Thunder "Transformation" (1992) Dance for the Earth was presented ...

Crossing the Edge

[embed]https://vimeocom/91535011[/embed] 1991 - A physically aggressive duet danced to a saxophone score The dancers establish a rapport on the ledge between Earth and Sky - dancers John Lancaster and Leah Kline Tabassi at Dance Place January 12 and 13, 1991 Crossing the ...

Ancient Lands – Ancient Peoples

1994 – Ancient Lands – Ancient Peoples was an important early part of the development of MWDCCo environment initiatives The specific concept of Ancient Lands – Ancient Peoples for solo expression emerged for her individual explorations on land sites in ...