Category Archives: Museums/Galleries

ICEBERGS: Fault Line

Small Format Contemporary Dance Festival Yekaterinburg History Museum Yekaterinburg, Russia ICEBERGS: Fault Line August 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: August 28, 2016 at noon Maida Withers premieres ICEBERGS: Fault Line a solo based on MWDCCo site work, GLACIAL DRIFT  Music is by electronic ...

DANCE AND POLITICS:

COUCH CONVERSATION & PERFORMANCE: DANCE AND POLITICS   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 the ...

Anonyty / Parts Unknown

            Photos by Shaun Schroth Anonyty  explores the intimate boundary between our physical and digital identities, by bringing to life digital people that interact in our real world through movement and dance - a collaboration of Maida Withers and Brian Kane, co-authors Maida Withers Dance ...

MindFluctuations

                                                          MINDFLUCTUATIONS                       ...

Creating Dance THEN and NOW – Axis Gallery (Manchester, UK)

2013 - Manchester, United Kingdom Maida was guest artist for the Process/Product Symposia, AXIS Gallery, An International Festival and Conference on Improvised Dance, Metropolitan Manchester University, Cheshire Campus Participation included: ▪   Exhibition/Installation of MWDCCo dances and films “Creating Dance THEN and NOW” in ...

This Space Occupied (by Maida)

2013 - This Space Occupied (by Maida) was a 5-hour endurance event performed by Maida Withers, dancer/performance artist, with Steve Hilmy, electronic composer-musician  Maida performed in the elevated glass entrance way to the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC The ...

Vessel

2012 - MWDCCo was commissioned to perform at the opening gala of Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, 1632 U Street NW, Washington, DC, September 9, 2012   Live electronic music was created and performed by Steve Hilmy with dancers Nate ...

Collision Course – a.k.a Pillow Talk: Text, Streaming, and Dance

2011 - Three sections of Collision Course - aka Pillow Talk  (Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3) were performed at Artisphere, a museum and performance center in Arlington, Virginia, October 21, 2011  The Dome Theatre features a full size film ...

Maida Withers: A Choreographer’s Life

April 13 - April 21, 2006 - An exhibition at the Dimock Gallery in Washington, DC - a retrospective of photographs, video, and costumes that celebrates 35 years of innovative works by Washington's noted groundbreaking dancer and choreographer, Maida Withers A ...

LENIN “Memorium” (Krasnoyarsk, Russia)

2005 - 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 ...

Black on Black / Slam and Wham

2004 - Collaboration of Maida Withers and Wendell Cooper, NYC, with American Composers Forum musicians in a performance at Flashpoint, downtown Washington, DC  exhibition and performance space  Our goal was to create an improvised dance where the stage was treated ...

Dance of the Auroras – Fire in the Sky

2001  A Four Part performance: I: "The Sun/Virtual Sun" II: "Solar Wind Towards Magnetosphere" III: "Magnetic Storm Seen from Above" IV: "View from the Earth" "A poetic journey through space using real-time interaction with cyber worlds and movies and images of the sun and the ...

This Space Occupied

1998 - Dancers and musicians, improvising artists from DC, NYC, Germany, England, South Africa, and France, occupy the entire Corcoran Gallery of Art building for the opening event of the DC 4th International Improvisation Festival  Curated by Maida Withers, choreographer, ...

Seeing Jazz Move – Smithsonian International Gallery

1997 - Seeing Jazz Move - Dance and Music Improvisation performance inspired by the exhibition "Seeing Jazz"  presented by the Smithsonian International Gallery - S Dillon Ripley Center, Washington, DC, December 5, 1997 at 6:30 pm  FREE Curated by Maida ...