Category Archives: Films

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 ...

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-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 ...

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 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 Sea The unique building was the hangar ...

Under the Radar: Documentary Film Russia

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 questions ...

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 ...

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 (Film 30:00)

[embed]https://vimeocom/7692794[/embed] 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)

[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 ...

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

[embed]http://wwwyoutubecom/watch?v=EjAyDfRVYTc[/embed] Documentary Film:  Linda Lewett, Matt Dibble, Maida Withers 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 ...

Ledge

[embed]https://vimeocom/100503881[/embed] Video produced by Linda Lewett at Fairfax TV (FCAC) 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 hanging ropes This is a full ...

Utah Project

  [embed]https://vimeocom/31371574[/embed] Maida Withers @ Bears Ears             Bruce Hucko, Photograph “In 1988, I returned to the land of my birth in Utah with a group of artists for a five-week experiment of living and dancing on selected land ...

Obsession – America’s Obsession with Sex

[embed]http://vimeocom/8054192[/embed] 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 ...