Category Archives: Politics

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 - ...

DIGG – a provocative excavation of the current political landscape

"Withers has created a work that spans the human experience of witnessing modern American politics: anxiety, fear, anger, nervous laughter and resilient hope"   Cassie Patterson (2018) "Withers is a dance legend" Carmel Morgan (2018)  https://vimeocom/390858979 2018 DIGG - a fiercely intimate multimedia performance experience created and ...

Dance and Politics: Couch Conversation

2016 DANCE AND POLITICS: COUCH CONVERSATION & PERFORMANCE   International choreographers and activist artists, Maida Withers, Washington, DC, and Annika B Lewis, Denmark, engage, irreverently, in dialogue and performance exploring questions of politics and culture, today, in the USA and Europe           "Out of ...

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, ...

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 ...

Thresholds Crossed

2006 - Part I, II, III, IV:   A fusion of East and West that explores the events, ideology and humanistic issues that link the US with the former Soviet Union and contemporary Russia over four decades of time Colored by ...

LENIN

005 - Evening-length political work created by Maida Withers for the historic Lenin Museum  in Krasnoyarsk Russia with 13 Russian dancers along with Nikolai Shchetnev and three American dance artists The work was first titled, "Memorium"  The work was part ...