Category Archives: Films

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 ...

Comeback Women, Meru, Kenya (Film 9:40)

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 ...

Dance DC – Street Dance (Film Short 3:40)

2006 - Maida Withers, founder and Co- curator of DC International Improvisation Plus+ Festival created a video that mixed the street protest at 1700 K Street, Washington, DC with the street dance by Lotta Lundgren and Amanda Abrams on K ...

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

2004 - Political dance film,  shot in unique Soviet Era architectural structure, Solovky Island Russia on the White Sea The unique building was the hangar for a dirigible (airship) that delivered supplies to the GULAG Solovki Island and the GULAG ...

Under the Radar in Russia (Documentary Film 10:00)

2003 - Russian dancers, producers, and choreographers talk about modern dance in Russia in the early years after the collapse of Communism (1992)  Taped during MWDCCo residency at the Open Look Festival in St Petersburg, Russia and during a  tour ...

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 :60)

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 ...

SandS CycleS (Film 30:00)

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 "SandS CycleS is a poetic dance and environment video, ...

Orbit (Film Short 3:30)

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 ...

Perfect Moment at WPA – Mapplethorpe Exhibit (Film 9:48)

1989 - Video taped in 1989 at the height of the NEA censorship controversy Footage appeared on Oprah! and on newscasts across the country, and in 2011 for Culture Wars: Then and Now at the Corcoran The exhibition of photographs ...

Ledge

1988 - Ledge - a stage work and a dance documentary film for cable television A mythical journey performed by Maida Withers and John Lancaster to an original new music score by composer Michael Willis in a sparse stage set of ...

Utah Project (Trailer 2:29)

1988 - Maida Withers, born and raised in southern and central Utah, returned to the land of her birth in Utah several times over a seven-year period to study and remember the Earth and reengage with her more primal self  ...

Obsession – a “Made in the USA” look at sex

1987 - This evening-length performance is a commentary on the sexual revolution starting with Elvis Presley "Made in the USA" view of sex created by Maida Withers is performed by Maida Withers Dance Construction Company and Nuvieux Music Ensemble Obsession occurs ...

Karin Dances With Rings (Film 3:58)

1987 - A video mix of Peiperl's Rings - a kinetic light sculpture in water and polarized light - with an excerpt of movement from Maida Withers' choreography State of the Art, danced by Karin Serio Video recorded in 1987 ...

State of the Art

1986 - State of the Art examines the conflict of art and the artist in American society The rapid development of arts management looms as a potential to independence and innovation by the artist  Press Release:  State of the Art ...