Category Archives: Films

Data to Dance: Dance of the Auroras-Fire in the Sky

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 – 2007 (Documentary Short 8:39)

2007 - Maida visited Havana from her stay in Santiago de Cuba 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 ...

Cuba – Santiago de Cuba: In the Eye of the Beholder (Short Film 10:00)

2007 - This informal film short reveals Maida's brief engagement with the people and culture in Cuba Sensual dance, jazz music, voodoo, religion, and revolution are part of the Haitian-Afro-Cuban culture of Santiago Maida visited Cuba for ten days, February 5-10, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Under the Radar: Modern Dance in Russia with Maida Withers

2003  Documentary Film -  Interviews about post-modern dance in Russia  in 2003 Documentary shot  in St Petersburg, Russia  Maida Withers was a guest artist for Summer Dance Workshop, OPEN LOOK  Linda Lewett, filmmaker, shot the video and Maida Withers asked ...

3D Dance / Future View (Film 4:04)

2002 - Maida Withers collaborates with Dan Sternklar, 3D filmmaker, to create 3D Dance / Future View, a 3D film of an improvised site performance  (Film Short 4:04)  Maida Withers, Nicholette Routhier, and Tommy Parlon dance on a stage set ...

One Minute Wander (Film Short: 00:60)

[embed]http://vimeocom/78919495[/embed] 2000 - Following an interview regarding a dance work-in-progress, Utah Spirit Place Spirit Planet Tukuhnikivatz, Maida Withers was asked by filmmaker Linda Lewett to extend the interview into a "nature" performance by the creek near Maida's home ...

Utah * Spirit Place * Spirit Planet * Tukuhnikivatz

1996 - an evening length multimedia installation and performance based on ancient and contemporary earth consciousness commissioned by  Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors, GREAT DANCE in the Band Shell Series, Damrosch Park, New York City, NY   ...

Tukuhnikivatz: Film Installation (60:00)

    1996 and 1997 - Tukuhnikivatz (film) - created for projection  on the 60' x 60' Band Shell as part of the evening-length multimedia production Utah Spirit Place Spirit Planet Tukuhnikivatz at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors GREAT DANCE in the ...

SandS CycleS

https://vimeocom/463079035 1991 - Dance and environment film shot on location at White Sands, New Mexico and Coral Dunes, Utah and edited following the Hero's Journey described by Joseph Campbell, psychologist, researcher, and scholar [gallery size="medium" ids="6046,6055,6057,6047,6050,6054,6048,6045,6059,6056,6049,6060"]   "SandS CycleS is a poetic dance and ...

Orbit (Film Short 3:30)

[embed]http://vimeocom/7691282[/embed] 1990 - Orbit, an intriguing duet danced by Tim Harling and Eddie Taketa, filmed during the early period framed by the HIV and AIDS crisis  The film is an excerpt from the evening-length stage work, Obsession  Love of men for ...