Category Archives: Works

Electronic Bodies

2013 - Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, Anthony Gongora, Giselle Ruzany, Maida Withers and guest, Felipe Oyarzun (Chile) were joined by experimental composers/musicians, John Driscoll, New York, and Steve Hilmy, Washington, DC, to present Electronic Bodies, an evening of dance ...

Chroma

2013 - Late Night Expressions at Joe's Emporium for various art forms (dance, comedy, performance art) MWDCCo dance and music Improvisation performance with a script centered on lime green and orange objects (chair, marley strip, electrical cord, others) that was danced ...

Matrimony – To Sink or Swim!

2013 - Two couples, dressed in full wedding attire, frolic dangerously on the edge of the swimming pool, eventually submerging and reemerging in the passionate wrestle for survival- a metaphor for marriage - to sink or swim!  Dancers perform to ...

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 ...

Collision Course – a.k.a. Pillow Talk (Projected Installation)

2012 - The video is compiled from projected images , a visual installation created for and projected during the evening-length multimedia performance, Collision Course - aka Pillow Talk, choreographed by Maida Withers in collaboration with the Dance Construction Company (Nate ...

This Space Occupied (by Maida)

[embed]https://vimeocom/60487039[/embed] 2013 - This Space Occupied (by Maida) is a 4-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, historic Flagg Building, ...

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 ...

InVoluntary Encounters

2012 - Maida Withers Dance Construction Company and guest artist choreographers and dancers from NYC, Boston and Japan create an interactive event of dance, live video feed, film, and electronic music that features improvisations by choreographers who perform and a ...

Families Are Forever Part III: Veiled Threat

[embed]http://vimeocom/43991482[/embed] [embed]https://vimeocom/35583218[/embed] 2012 - Veiled Threat is the name given to Part III of Families are Forever  Veiled threat reveals the delicacy of the relationships in families  The familiarity of family members gives the members power based on the intimate knowledge they ...

Maida II (Film Short 2:54)

2011 - Film short featuring Maida Withers in a whimsical struggle for artistic enlightenment and risk taking with animation by Callison Slater  Shot in the Bella Faccia, Inc television studio as part of Withers' Dance Portraits on Screen Series The concept ...

Maida I (Film Short 2:37)

[embed]http://vimeocom/32236928[/embed] Maida Withers; Ayo Okunseinde, Photographer; Anthony Gongora, Video Maida Withers; Ayo Okunseinde, Photographer 2011 - The camera is turned on Maida Withers in this study of motion and the force of nature by Ayodamola (Ayo) Okunseinde Maida I and Maida II are part ...

Dance Portraits on Screen (Dance Films)

2011 - Concept for creating dance film shorts begun by MWDCCo in 2010 where the film making team collaborates with a selected artist (dancer/performance artist/others) to create a personal portrait (movement, language, life view, other) The initial goal was to ...

Collision Course – a.k.a. Pillow Talk (Film Short 7:24)

2011 - Film Short This intriguing film features three estranged characters, Nate Bond, Anthony Gongora, Giselle Ruzany, body parts wrapped in large white bed pillows secured to body parts with packaging tape These became body appendages - an armor of protection, ...