Category Archives: Museums/Galleries

Dance In – Art Museum of the Americas and OAS

2001 - Dance In - an evening-length performance at the Art Museum of the Americas and site work in the Garden of the Organization of American States in Washington, DC that took place in conjunction with  the  "Artistic Imaginings in ...

The AX (Mary Christmas)

1992 - Maida Withers performs at Cabaret Re-Voltaire at The Washington Project for the Art's "The Ax was done when I was deeply involved in the environmental/ecology issues The plastic suit represents the risk put on our survival as we ...

Stone Garden (MAM, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

1992 - Evening-length site work created by Maida Withers in collaboration with dancers, musician, sculptor for the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro in Placo Aberto - Open Stage in the rock garden as part of the celebration ...

Issues of Gender – Exhibiton / Performance

1991 - Provocative exhibition stimulates provocative dance response throughout the Arlington Art Center by Maida Withers  and the Dance Construction Company  In 1991 there was a growing awareness and sensitivity to issues about gender  Maida Withers was commissioned to create ...

Dances on Men and Women (Repertory)

1984 - Retrospective - selection of short duets and quartets created by Maida Withers for the Dance Construction Company, 1974-1984, presented by the Smithsonian Institution, Natural History Museum  Excerpts from dances included: Families Are Forever, Woman See, Mr and Mrs ...

Mr. and Mrs. Sally Ride

1984 - Maida Withers and Brook Andrews performed the charming Mr and Mrs Sally Ride in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum to a large audience of tourists under the spaceships in the entrance Brook Andrews and Maida Withers were ...

Families are Forever

1981 - Families Are Forever is a four-part multimedia narrative presented at the Renwick Gallery of Art, Division of Performing Arts, Smithsonian Institution  during the Memorial Day weekend May 28 and 29, 1981 as a tribute to families remembered  Families ...

Bog Works

1976 or 1978 - Installation performance with MWDCCo and John Driscoll, electronic composer/musician/sculptor, in the open theater space of Washington Project for the Arts in the earliest location on G Street, Washington, DC  Bog Works featured an installation of  unique ...

Put on the Music…Let’s Dance (1975)

1975 or 1976 - This performance took place at the Washington Project for the Arts on 1227 G Street NW, Washington, DC  The space was a very large space (third floor) with high ceiling and a red brick wall for ...

Changing the System

1974 - The performance featured music by John Driscoll based on the original score, Changing the System (1973), by Christian Wolff  Maida Withers Dance Construction Company was joined by dancers from Ohio State University dance program  The Dance Construction Company ...

Dance Improvisation Performances

1972 -  Starting in 1972, every six to 10 weeks,  Maida Withers, Brook Andrews, John Bailey, and GW MA graduate students created dance and movement improvisation events in GW's Building K gymnasium and Building J dance studio spaces and in ...

IMPOSTERS

   IMPOSTERS PROPOSED PROJECT   Maida Withers / Dance Construction Company, USA, and Konstantin Grouss / Art-Residence, Russia, propose the creation of the performance project, Imposters, that explores the intimate boundary between our physical and digital identities, by bringing to life digital people, dance ...