Category Archives: Residency

Dance of the Auroras – Part III – Magnetic Storm Seen From Above

2000  St Petersburg, Russia (April 2000)  Residency with Kannon Dance School and Company, St Petersburg, Russia •   Maida Withers created Part III Magnetic Storm of Dance of the Auroras – Fire in the Sky with Iwona Olszowska, dancer from Poland, and ...

Thresholds Crossed_TsEKh Residence, Part I

Thresholds Crossed - Part I, Moscow - work in progress (2005) TsEKh International Summer School Residency to create and present Part I with 5 Russian and 6 American dancers, Moscow, Russia (July 4-24, 2005)  Elena Tupsevya was instrumental in our holding ...

60 MOVES with FUTURE GAZE

USA / UKRAINE CHOREOGRAPHY:  MAIDA WITHERS, USA  -  ANTON OVCHINNIKOV, Ukraine ELECTRONIC COMPOSER/MUSICIAN, STEVE HILMY,  USA 60TH GALA ANNIVERSARY of the NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTER OF UKRAINE WORLD PREMIERE "60 MOVES with FUTURE GAZE" “scattering the ruins of the past for the sake of the future” Site Performance - ...

ICEBERGS: Fault Line

Small Format Contemporary Dance Festival Yekaterinburg History Museum Yekaterinburg, Russia ICEBERGS: Fault Line August 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: August 28, 2016 at noon Maida Withers premieres ICEBERGS: Fault Line a solo based on MWDCCo site work, GLACIAL DRIFT  Music is by electronic ...

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 ...

Solovky Island, Gulag Residency, Russia

[embed]https://vimeocom/429686550[/embed] 2004 - Solosphere Project took place on Solovky Island,  White Sea of Russia - Art Angar Contemporary Center for Art (Hanger for the blimp that transported food and materials to the Gulag:  Maida Withers and Anthony Gongora, dancers, Linda Lewett, ...

Africa Comeback Women-Film, Meru, Kenya (Film 9:40)

[embed]https://wwwyoutubecom/watch?v=a1nwnRYuHxQ[/embed] 2007 - During a second trip to Kenya, Africa, Maida visited Meru at the invitation of Karambu Ringera, Kenyan political and social activist who was building a school, providing space and incentives for small cottage industries with the women of ...

Changing the System

1974 - The performance featured music by John Driscoll based on the original score, Changing the System (1973), by Christian Wolff Maida Withers Dance Construction Company was joined by dancers from Ohio State University dance program The Dance Construction Company ...

Path

[embed]https://vimeocom/106386860[/embed] 1989 - The Company was selected for a two-week residency, May 9 to 21,1989, at the prestigious Yellow Springs Institute located outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - an international center for art and ideas  The Institute supported the Company with living quarters, ...

Utah Project

  [embed]https://vimeocom/31371574[/embed] Maida Withers @ Bears Ears             Bruce Hucko, Photograph “In 1988, I returned to the land of my birth in Utah with a group of artists for a five-week experiment of living and dancing on selected land ...