Category Archives: Site Works

ICEBERGS: Fault Line

Small Format Contemporary Dance Festival Yekaterinburg History Museum Yekaterinburg, Russia ICEBERGS: Fault Line August 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm Panel Discussion: August 28, 2016 at noon Maida Withers premieres ICEBERGS: Fault Line a solo based on MWDCCo site work, GLACIAL DRIFT  Music is by electronic ...

“Ascenso…una improvisación”A Moving Interview (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

https://wwwfacebookcom/events/1471671336428768/ 2014 - "A Moving Interview" Maida Withers participated in an interview sponsored by AMovEr and Lujan Oulton, Objeto-á Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina Maida was in Argentina following the MindFluctuations residency in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the Institute of Mathematics and ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

LENIN “Memorium” (Krasnoyarsk, Russia)

2005 - Evening-length political work created by Maida Withers for the historic Lenin Museum  in Krasnoyarsk Russia with 13 Russian dancers along with Nikolai Shchetnev and three American dance artists The work was first titled, "Memorium"  The work was part ...

Faces of the Fallen – World War II Monument

2004 - World War II Memorial Site Event created by Maida Withers with six  dancers from The George Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance, Washington, DC Faces of The Fallen A Moving Tribute National World War II Memorial & Lincoln Memorial Washington, DC Also presented ...

Solosphere Project (Solovky Island, Russia)

2004 - Solosphere Project took place on Solovky Island, Russia - Art Angar Contemporary Center for Art:  Maida Withers and Anthony Gongora, dancers, Linda Lewett, filmmaker, and Audrey Chen, cellist/vocalist, participated in a unique residency with dancers from Finland and ...

In Grass Tall (Arkhangelsk, Russia)

2004 - For TOUCH 3 International Modern Dance Festival in Arkhangelsk, Russia, Maida directed an original site-specific work, In Grass Tall, that took place at the Merci Café (elevated space) and related streets in downtown Arkhangelsk, Russia Performers included Maida ...

Going Beyond…an Odyssey (Corcoran Gala)

2002 - Maida Withers was commissioned to create an event for the Corcoran Gallery of Art Gala Benefit, Going Beyond, an Odyssey, Friday, February 22, 2002 for over 900 guests Eighteen dancers, men and women, were dressed in turtle-neck long ...

Hilda Thorpe Artists’ Studio Performance

1999 - Birthday tribute to Hilda Thorpe at her Artists' Studio in downtown Alexandria, Virginia Maida collaborated with Thorpe, a brilliant American painter and sculptor - part of the illustrious Washington Color School - on several projects engaging the works and ...

Halda (a mound of waste) (Bytom, Poland)

1977 - An evening-length site performance commissioned by Slaski Teatre Tanca for the 1997 International Dance Conference and Festival in Bytom, Poland  This outdoor performance was created with four Polish dancers from the Eksperymentalne Studio Tanca in Kracow, Poland  and inspired by ...

Dance In – Art Museum of the Americas and OAS

2001 - Dance In - an evening-length performance at the Art Museum of the Americas and site work in the Garden of the Organization of American States in Washington, DC that took place in conjunction with  the  "Artistic Imaginings in ...