Category Archives: Site Works

Stone Garden (MAM, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

1992 - Evening-length site work created by Maida Withers in collaboration with dancers, musician, sculptor for the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro in Placo Aberto - Open Stage in the rock garden as part of the celebration ...

Utah Project (Trailer 2:29)

1988 - Maida Withers, born and raised in southern and central Utah, returned to the land of her birth in Utah several times over a seven-year period to study and remember the Earth and reengage with her more primal self  ...

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 ...

Earth Meets Sky Improvisation Event for 17 Dancers

1980 - Maida Withers and the Dance Construction Company collaborate with seventeen Washington, DC dancers performing an evening-length dance improvisation script  to music improvised by Steve Bloom, Michael Manring, and Chris Beaven  in GW's Studio K Theatre,  Washington, DC No more ...

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; Musicians performing in the mote, John Bailey  Premiere: Theodore Roosevelt Island National Park, Washington, DC  Airplanes coming ...

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 dancers climbed the memorial for a brief performance, approximately 10 minutes We ...

White Mansions – Holy Rood Cemetery

1975 - A 60 minute site specific performance at Holy Rood Cemetery located in upper Georgetown in Washington, DC at dusk Holy Rood is one of the oldest cemeteries (1832) in Washington, DC  White Mansions was performed at dusk for ...

Pnumberal Raincoast and other performances

Washington Project for the Arts, Thursday, Feb 27, 1975 and Friday Feb 28, 1975 at 1227 G Street NW (Year in question) Program: Listening Out Loud John Driscoll (Steve Bloom, Joh Driscoll, Phil Edelstein) Wild Song - Julie Schwartz (Thursday only) NOMESPUS (Friday, only)  ...

Dance/Sound “Tin Tabernacle” Series

1973 - 1974  Maida Withers Dance Construction Company presented five evenings, a series of Dance / Sound events, with sculptor/musician, John Driscoll, in a dome-shaped space, Tin Tabernacle (a large gymnasium with a curved roof of tin somewhat in the ...

Last Lecture Series

1973 - The Last Lecture Series is a national program, an invitational opportunity to give a lecture on a subject of importance or interest  Maida chose to dance and talk about dancing and about things in life that an artist ...

Dance Improvisation Performances

1972 -  Starting in 1972, every six to 10 weeks,  Maida Withers, Brook Andrews, John Bailey, and GW MA graduate students created dance and movement improvisation events in GW's Building K gymnasium and Building J dance studio spaces and in ...