Category Archives: Works

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 ...

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 ...

Portraits in Dance (Film Series)

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 ...

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)

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 of Withers' Dance Portraits on Screen Series developed by Where Where ...

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

2011 - This intriguing film features three estranged characters with 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, an obstacle to overcome ...

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)

  [embed]https://vimeocom/127958843[/embed]   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)

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 color, motion and symbolism ...

Naked Truth

2010 - Naked Truth, an exquisite, meticulously designed  trio choreographed by Maida Withers with dancers Anthony Gongora, Tzveta Kassaabova, and Giselle Ruzany - three seasoned and deeply dedicated international dance artists Original music is composed and performed live by Steve ...

Invocation to Sustainability

2010 - Under the direction of Maida Withers, dancers from the Utah Repertory Dance Theatre (2010) performed the opening ceremony at "The Friends" Angels Landing, dancing with hand-held chimes at the kick-off event for the 4th Amazing EarthFEST in Kanab, ...

Hekuras – Spirits of the Rainforest (USA)

2010 - Hekuras - Spirits of the Rainforest was first created in São Paulo, Brazil  (2002) with Brazilian dancers during a three-week residency  The version presented in Washington, DC  maintained some of the thematic movement materials, the music and several ...

Fare Well – Rising Tide

2009 - a dance work that is part of the Fare Well project, a series of several dances, examines the rising of our oceans and the pollution of the seas and waterways with plastic water bottles and other debris and ...