Category Archives: Works

Electronic Bodies – Dance and Music Improvisation

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  This FREE improvised performance ...

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)

See the 4:14 minute of excerpts from the 5-hour event  For 35:45 min  of excerpts visit: https://vimeocom/60487039 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 ...

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

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 ...

Collision Course – a.k.a. Pillow Talk (Film Short 7:40)

2011 - 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, a shield, ...

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 ...

TUK (Tukuhnikivatz) (18:00)

  This fusion of dance and the environment is an extraordinary journey of eight souls across the majestic breathtaking landscapes of Utah and the  Four Corners Area of the Southwest United States - five dancers, two filmmakers, and one photographer reveal ...

Tzveta I (Film Short 7:00)

Tzveta Kassabova; Adam Peiperl, Photographer 2011 - In TZVETA I, Anthony Gongora creates a portrait of Tzveta Kassabova employing intense imagery to reveal the flow of a beautiful life, layered and complex and driven by movement through imagined spaces, saturated with ...

Tzveta II (Film Short 4:37)

2011 In TZVETA II, Ayo Okunseinde combines graphic design and 3D effects in the exploration of the subtlety and action of Tzveta Kassabova's movement in a dynamic pop art short For TZVETA II the filmmaker ventures to the edge of ...