Category Archives: Museums/Galleries

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 ...

Dance In – Art Museum of the Americas and OAS

[embed]https://vimeocom/105550414[/embed] 2001 - Dance In - an evening-length site performance at the Art Museum of the Americas and site work in the Garden of the Organization of American States in Washington, DC with 30 Washington, DC dance and music artists that ...

Re- Voltaire – 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 UN Earth Summit

June 5, 1992 - Evening-length site work created by Maida Withers in collaboration with dancers (Dana Tai Soon Burgess, Stacy Palatt, Janine Ploetz, USA, and Celia Portilho, Brazil) musicians (Digerdoo by Craig Gibson and Harold Gent),  rock carving sculptor (Ken ...

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 - overtones of feminist notions about WOMAN  Program in file Excerpts from dances ...

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 ...

Catching Butterflies and Other Things That Move

  [embed]https://vimeocom/91520288[/embed] 1979 - "Fast paced dance of a recurring movement phrase where dancers interrupt and obstruct the motion of other dancers  The movements used to interrupt and those movements that are interrupted are both manipulated and employed in the structural development ...

Bog Works

1975 - 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 homemade loudspeakers hung ...

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_Columbus Gallery Gala

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 ...

The Legacy Project

2020 New  Work, based on  Maida Withers Dance Construction Company archives (videos and photos, other): Project Proposal (2020) Project Description: The Legacy Project mines the 50-year dance archive of choreographer Maida Withers, art and new technologies pioneer, to create a performed installation with ...

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 ...