Category Archives: Site Works

Solovky Island, Gulag Residency, Russia

[embed]https://vimeocom/429686550[/embed] 2004 - Solosphere Project took place on Solovky Island,  White Sea of Russia - Art Angar Contemporary Center for Art (Hanger for the blimp that transported food and materials to the Gulag:  Maida Withers and Anthony Gongora, dancers, Linda Lewett, ...

TOUCH 3 Festival – 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 Tribute – Artists’ Studio Performance

Decemeber 4, 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 ...

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

[embed]https://vimeocom/105550414[/embed] 2001 - Dance In - an evening-length site performance at the Art Museum of the Americas and site work in the Garden of the Organization of American States in Washington, DC with 30 Washington, DC dance and music artists that ...

Earth Dancer, UN Earth Summit, Interview, GW Magazine

Interview - Earth Dancer - GW Magazine, page 22, Summer 1993  "This interview is dedicated to all those with whom my life has intersected"  Maida Withers Maida Withers is interviewed  on her views of dance, dancing, making dances, collaborating, experimenting, having ...

Stone Garden UN Earth Summit

June 5, 1992 - Evening-length site work created by Maida Withers in collaboration with dancers (Dana Tai Soon Burgess, Stacy Palatt, Janine Ploetz, USA, and Celia Portilho, Brazil) musicians (Digerdoo by Craig Gibson and Harold Gent),  rock carving sculptor (Ken ...

SandS CycleS (Film 30:00)

[embed]https://vimeocom/7692794[/embed] 1991 - Dance and environment film shot on location at White Sands, New Mexico and Coral Dunes, Utah and edited following the Hero's Journey described by Joseph Campbell, psychologist, researcher, and scholar "SandS CycleS is a poetic dance and environment video, ...

Utah Project

  [embed]https://vimeocom/31371574[/embed] Maida Withers @ Bears Ears             Bruce Hucko, Photograph “In 1988, I returned to the land of my birth in Utah with a group of artists for a five-week experiment of living and dancing on selected land ...

Wet and Wonderful in Washington DC (National Plaza)

1983 -Wet and Wonderful in Washington, DC (Western Plaza) - a dance, music, and water sculpture event conceived by Maida Withers constructed in collaboration with John Bailey, Rogelio Maxwell, MWDCCo and the dancers, and Susan Jamieson This site event was an ...

Sunday Maneuvers

1977 - Site-specific environmental/political  performance event created for Theodore Roosevelt Island National Park Choreography/Collaborators, Maida Withers, Brook Andrews, John Bailey; Stilts, Brook Andrews; Jean Isaacs (pregnant) and  Patrick Nollet performed in plants as nature Musicians performing in the mote, John ...

Time Dance: Found Audience – Found Space

1977 - The third version of Time Dance was an adaptation of dancers performing the choreography of the stage work, Time Dance, on the steep steps leading down to the Potomac River behind the Lincoln Memorial  The performance occurred during ...

Iwo Jima – US Marine Corps War Memorial

1976 - "In honor and in memory of the men of the United States Marine Corps who have given their lives to their country since November 10, 1775" MWDCCo with a permit to be on the grounds,  dancers climbed the memorial ...

White Mansions – Holy Rood Cemetery

1975 - The first performance took place at the newly renovated Washington Project for the Arts space on 1227 G Street NW,  Washington, DC 1975 1975 - A 60 minute site specific performance at Holy Rood Cemetery located in upper Georgetown in Washington, DC ...