Category Archives: Works

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 ...

Collision Course – a.k.a. Pillow Talk Artisphere (Episode 1, 2, 3)

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Naked Truth

[embed]https://vimeocom/16730232[/embed] 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)

[caption id="attachment_4670" align="alignnone" width="4600"] 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, ...

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: Comments by Composer Steve Hilmy

  [embed]https://vimeocom/7346369[/embed] 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: Comments by Choreographer Maida Withers

[embed]https://vimeocom/7113850[/embed] 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: Comments by Media Artist Ayo Okunseinde

[embed]https://vimeocom/7113378[/embed] 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-Fire in the Sky (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 Dance

[embed]https://vimeocom/78374963[/embed] YOU TUBE VIDEO EXCERPT https://wwwyoutubecom/atch?v=bz3t7o-v1NQ&list=UUWjof8KZr_dG7JC-pcB5Lhw&index=3 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 ...