Category Archives: Experimental

Collision Course – Gala Opening Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

[embed]https://wwwflickrcom/photos/103468415@N07/14219371009/[/embed] MWDCCo performed an improvised version of Collision Course for the Gala Opening of the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts in their renovated gallery at 1632 U Street, NW, Washington, DC  Dancers Nate Bond, Tzveta Kassabova, Anthony Gongora, and ...

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 ...

Changing the System

1974 - The performance at the Columbus Museum of Art 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 ...

Catching Butterflies and Other Things That Move

  [embed]https://vimeocom/91520288[/embed] 1979 - "Fast paced dance of a recurring movement phrase where dancers interrupt and obstruct the motion of other dancers The movements used to interrupt and those movements that are interrupted are both manipulated and employed in the structural development ...

Collision Course – a.k.a. Pillow Talk-Artisphere-

2011 - Three sections of Collision Course - aka Pillow Talk  (Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3) were performed at Artisphere, a museum and performance center in Arlington, Virginia, October 21, 2011 The Dome Theatre features a full size film ...

Dance/Sound Events (Tin Tabernacle Series)

1973 - 1974  Maida Withers Dance Construction Company presented five evenings of Dance/Sound events, the Tin Tabernacle Series, with sculptor/musician, John Driscoll, in a dome-shaped space, Tin Tabernacle (a large gymnasium with a curved roof of tin somewhat in the ...

In Earth’s Belly Deep – an emergence myth

"In Earth's Belly Deep" - Aerial Dance, Emergency Myth, 1990 Mark Thompson, Cecily Carsky-Miller & John Lancaster 1990 - "It is my desire to bring to life, through dance, music, and visual imagery, the extraordinary physical and spiritual powers experienced when visiting ...

In Winds of Sand

[embed]https://vimeocom/101630192[/embed] [embed]https://vimeocom/101624575[/embed] [embed]https://vimeocom/7692794[/embed] 1993 - "The act of beingcreating for the Earth"  Evening-length epoch performance and installation created and danced by Maida Withers  The installation features visuals by Verabel Call Cluff, SandS CycleS SandS CycleS - an art film of Withers improvising at Coral ...

MindFluctuations

MINDFLUCTUATIONS DANCE, NEUROSCIENCE, VIRTUAL ART, LIVE MUSIC A Java 3D application drives the participants within a metaphorical virtual reality journey World Premiere / Lisner Auditorium March 19, 2015 Washington, DC Click to view: Full-length Performance (1:22:33) For CYBERWORLDS Click HERE: [embed]http://vimeocom/113562504[/embed] [embed]https://vimeocom/126002412[/embed] MindFluctuations: Sections performed independently [embed]https://vimeocom/192285756[/embed] Monster Man: https://vimeocom/128670434 [embed]https://vimeocom/128670434[/embed] Woman: https://vimeocom/129210568 [embed]https://vimeocom/129210568[/embed] MindFluctuations, a groundbreaking collaboration between dance, neuroscience, ...

Maida I – Portraits on Screen (Film) (2:54)

[embed]http://vimeocom/32236928[/embed] Maida Withers; Ayo Okunseinde, Photographer; Anthony Gongora, Video Maida Withers; Ayo Okunseinde, Photographer 2011 - The camera is turned on Maida Withers in this study of motion and the force of nature by Ayodamola (Ayo) Okunseinde Maida I and Maida II are part ...