Category Archives: Works

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 ...

Fare Well – Steve Hilmy, Composer’s Comments

2009 FareWell - To the End of the World As We Know It OR Dancing Your Way to Paradise! was presented at Performatica: Foro Internacional de Danza Contemporanea y Artes del Movimiento, San Andres Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, 2009  During our ...

Fare Well – Maida Withers Choreographer / Dancer’s Comments

2009 -  FareWell - To the End of the World As We Know It OR Dancing Your Way to Paradise! was presented at Performatica: Foro Internacional de Danza Contemporanea y Artes del Movimiento, San Andres Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, 2009  During ...

FareWell – Ayo Okuneinde, Visual Artist’s Comments

2009 - presented at Performatica: Foro Internacional de Danza Contemporanea y Artes del Movimiento, San Andres Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, 2009  During our residency Linda Lewett interviewed Maida Withers, choreography/dancer, Steve Hilmy, composer/musician, and Ayodamola Okunseinde, visual artist about the FareWell ...

Data to Dance (Dance of the Auroras – Doc Film 28:30)

2009 - A fascinating documentary on the creation of Dance of the Auroras - Fire in the Sky - a poetic odyssey through space from the Sun to Earth Showcasing an evening-length performance of dance, music and virtual art, this international project ...

Freedom of Information – 24 Hour Endurance Event

  2008 - 24-hour endurance event with Maida blindfolded and with ears plugged  In response to the ongoing US military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq, Miguel Gutierrez, NYC, invited artists across the country to participate in Freedom of Information 2008 The ...

FareWell – To The End of the World As We Know It OR Dancing Your Way to Paradise!

2008 - "FareWell is a modern Greek-style tragedy, delivered by a warrior goddess" Ballet-Dance Magazine, Carmel Morgan An evening-length performance by pioneering choreographer Maida Withers, Steve Hilmy, electronic musician/composer, and Ayodamola (Ayo) Okunseinde, new media artist Fare Well brings insight and ...

Fare Well and Hell-O

2008 - Alissandru (Alex) Caldiero performed live on stage with Maida Withers  Alex speaks his thoughts as poetry as he writes text that is projected as a backdrop for the dance, poetry performance  Maida adapted Fare Well - To The ...

Fare Well: Parched Earth – Remembrances from Tomorrow (Kenya, Africa)

2008 -  A dance project that took place in Nairobi, Kenya at the GoDown Center for the Arts  The dance work, Parched Earth, was created in collaboration with nine Kenyan dancers (six men and three women) during a three-week residency ...

Fare Well – Tipping Point

2008 -  Multimedia solo originally created by Maida Withers, choreographer for Jadee Mitchell, GW dancer, that was subsequently performed by Withers on international tours  Tipping Point refers to the crisis of global warming demonstrated most vividly in the Arctic and ...

Fare Well : The Others (Uncertain World) (NYC, NY)

2007 - The improvisation performance, Fare Well: The Others (Uncertain World) was the first investigation event related to the Fare Well project Movement and music ideas that spontaneously occurred during this performance were carried forward into future explorations in creating ...

Cuba – Havana Today (Documentary Short 8:39)

2007 - Maida visited Havana and made this simple record of the sights and sounds on the streets of Havana, Cuba with her Sony mini-dv camera   Fidel Castro was gravely ill on the day of this documentary, February 11, ...