Category Archives: Original Music

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 ...

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 ...

Thresholds Crossed – Gulag / Art Angar (Film 3:51)

SEE LARGE PHOTOS on web page FLICKR 2004 - Political dance film,  shot first half of Part II of Thresholds Crossed duet of Maida Withers and Anthony Gongora  Shot in unique Soviet Era architectural structure, Solovky Island Russia on the White ...

Ancient Lands – Ancient Peoples

[embed]https://vimeocom/101619257[/embed] Maida performed Ancient Lands and Ancient Peoples in 1984 in Guangzhou, China (In Winds of Sand at the Hong Kong Academy on that tour) and then performed Ancient Lands - Ancient Peoples in Seoul, Korea In 1995 on another Asian ...

Seeing Jazz Move – Smithsonian International Gallery

https://vimeocom/519283804 1997 - Seeing Jazz Move - Dance and Music Improvisation performance inspired by the exhibition "Seeing Jazz"  presented by the Smithsonian International Gallery - S Dillon Ripley Center, Washington, DC, December 5, 1997 at 6:30 pm  FREE Dance and the event,  ...

FareWell: Parched Earth – Remembrances from Tomorrow (Kenya, Africa)

2008 -  A dance project that took place in Nairobi, Kenya at the GoDown Center for the Arts  The dance work, Parched Earth, was created in collaboration with nine Kenyan dancers (six men and three women) during a three-week residency ...

FareWell: The Others – Uncertain World

2007 - A brash but intimate improvisation performance, Fare Well: The Others (Uncertain World) was the first investigation event related to the Fare Well project - environmental change  A brash and hilarious, but intimate, improvisation performance Dancers: Maida Withers, DC, Wendell ...

Dance of the Auroras – Fire in the Sky, DC

[embed]https://vimeocom/102248165[/embed] 2001  A Four Part performance: I: "The Sun/Virtual Sun" II: "Solar Wind Towards Magnetosphere" III: "Magnetic Storm Seen from Above" IV: "View from the Earth" "A poetic journey through space using real-time interaction with cyber worlds and movies and images of the sun and the ...

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 ...

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

2011 - Film short featuring Maida Withers in a whimsical struggle for artistic enlightenment and risk taking with animation by Callison Slater  Shot in the Bella Faccia, Inc television studio as part of Withers' Dance Portraits on Screen Series The concept ...