Category Archives: Films

Collision Course – a.k.a. Pillow Talk (Projected Installation)

2012 - The video is compiled from projected images , a visual installation created for and projected during the evening-length multimedia performance, Collision Course - aka Pillow Talk, choreographed by Maida Withers in collaboration with the Dance Construction Company Alissandru (Alex) ...

Collision Course – a.k.a. Pillow Talk (Film Short 7:40)

2011 - This intriguing film features three estranged characters with body parts wrapped in large white bed pillows secured to body parts with packaging tape These became body appendages - an armor of protection, a shield, an obstacle to overcome ...

Tzveta I (Film Short 7:00)

2011 - In TZVETA I, Anthony Gongora creates a portrait of Tzveta Kassabova employing intense imagery to reveal the flow of a beautiful life, layered and complex and driven by movement through imagined spaces, saturated with color, motion and symbolism ...

Tzveta II (Film Short 4:37)

2011 In TZVETA II, Ayo Okunseinde combines graphic design and 3D effects in the exploration of the subtlety and action of Tzveta Kassabova's movement in a dynamic pop art short For TZVETA II the filmmaker ventures to the edge of ...

Portraits in Dance (Film Series)

2011 - Concept for creating dance film shorts begun by MWDCCo in 2010 where the film making team collaborates with a selected artist (dancer/performance artist/others) to create a personal portrait (movement, language, life view, other) The initial goal was to ...

Maida II (Film Short 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 ...

Maida I (Film Short 2:37)

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 of Withers' Dance Portraits on Screen Series developed by Where Where ...

TUK (Tukuhnikivatz) (18:00)

  [embed]https://vimeocom/127958843[/embed]   This fusion of dance and the environment is an extraordinary journey of eight souls across the majestic breathtaking landscapes of Utah and the  Four Corners Area of the Southwest United States - five dancers, two filmmakers, and one photographer reveal ...

FareWell – Ayo Okuneinde, Visual Artist’s Comments

2009 - presented at Performatica: Foro Internacional de Danza Contemporanea y Artes del Movimiento, San Andres Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, 2009  During our residency Linda Lewett interviewed Maida Withers, choreography/dancer, Steve Hilmy, composer/musician, and Ayodamola Okunseinde, visual artist about the FareWell ...

Fare Well – Steve Hilmy, Composer’s Comments

2009 FareWell - To the End of the World As We Know It OR Dancing Your Way to Paradise! was presented at Performatica: Foro Internacional de Danza Contemporanea y Artes del Movimiento, San Andres Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, 2009  During our ...

Fare Well – Maida Withers Choreographer / Dancer’s Comments

2009 -  FareWell - To the End of the World As We Know It OR Dancing Your Way to Paradise! was presented at Performatica: Foro Internacional de Danza Contemporanea y Artes del Movimiento, San Andres Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, 2009  During ...

Data to Dance (Dance of the Auroras – Doc Film 28:30)

2009 - A fascinating documentary on the creation of Dance of the Auroras - Fire in the Sky - a poetic odyssey through space from the Sun to Earth Showcasing an evening-length performance of dance, music and virtual art, this international project ...

Cuba – Havana Today (Documentary Short 8:39)

2007 - Maida visited Havana and made this simple record of the sights and sounds on the streets of Havana, Cuba with her Sony mini-dv camera   Fidel Castro was gravely ill on the day of this documentary, February 11, ...

Cuba – Trumpet Man – Inaudis Paisan Mallet (Film Short 7:08)

2007 - Maida visited Cuba for ten days, February 5 - 10, 2007 to study the dance/text/ritual of the Cutumba Ballet Folklorico Santiago de Cuba  Jim Lepore, dancer/choreographer/professor, made this trip possible Beloved and revered trumpeter, Inaudis Paisan Mallet, plays and ...