Category Archives: Stage Works

Thresholds Crossed

2006 - "A fusion of East and West that explores the events, ideology and humanistic issues that link the US with the former Soviet Union and contemporary Russia Colored by the implied humor of propaganda art, old scars of the ...

TILT by mostly men..a spirited contest

2005 Performance at the Kennedy Center Millenniel Stage related to the 11th DC International Improvisation Plus+ Festival  The theme of the improvisation was "to tilt" the body  Most of the people in the performance were men  Who can tilt the ...

Shocked and Odd – Live Art (Russia)

2005 - Shocked and Odd - Live  Art was an idea encouraging extreme movement and character concepts for improvisation that took place in Russia with an American living in Amsterdam, two Americans living in the USA, and one dancer from ...

Shocked and Odd – Live Art (DC)

2004 - Shocked and Odd - Live Art was an idea encouraging extreme movement and character concepts for improvisation that took place in DC with several of the worlds best improvising dancers   Withers states, "Without a question, performing with ...

Sphota Probe

2003 - Alex Caldiero performance poet  (Salt Lake City, Utah) performs live his poem, Sphota  Probe, with dancers  Maida Withers and Katia Chupashko  Katia performs Thresholds Crossed SOLO (Katia Chupashko) using a vertical standing casket with light inside and a ...

Thresholds Crossed – Solo

2003 - Katia Chupashko, dancer for the first work created by Maida Withers based on the ideas that were evolving for the eventual evening-length performance Thresholds Crossed (2006)  Katia emerged from a red standing casket into a diagonal light  Each ...

Interview – Dance and Technology

2003 - Stacy Palatt interviews Maida on the role technology has played in Maida's work as an artist and collaborator and Maida's views on the possibilities of dance and technology Several dance works are covered in the lengthy interview: Laser (1982) Families Are ...

Maida on Maida in the Universe

2003 - One-woman show created and performed by Maida Withers, february 14/15, 2003 in Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, Washington, DC  For this work, Withers life and artistic work parallel current scientific ideas and theories of the origin and fate/demise of ...

Hekuras: Spirits of the Rainforest (Visual Installation)

2002 - Tania Fraga, Brazilian Computer artist, created original virtual art worlds that became projected environments on stage for the dances - Hekuras - Spirits of the Rainforest (2002) and Hekuras - Spirits of the Rainforest (2010) The virtual worlds go ...

Hekuras – Spirits of the Rainforest (São Paulo, Brazil)

2002 - Multidimensional dance, computer art, new music based on the mythology and power of the Amazon Rainforest - Spirits of the Rainforest  Created in São Paulo, Brazil during a three-week residency with Brazilian Professional dancers ( Wilson Aguiar, Marines ...

Investigation of Late

2002 - Maida produced Five Companies - Five Views in association with GW Department of Theatre and Dance   This is in keeping with the view that artists should collaborate to bring about opportunity in dance when few producers/presenters are present ...

Surveillance

2001 and 2002 - Women's trio with projected real-time interactive images originating from the wireless video camera worn on the chest of dancer, Kerry Joyce  First performed in GW's DanceWorks and then for It's New to Me Series, Gunston Theatre, ...

Dance of the Auroras – Fire in the Sky

2001  A Four Part performance: I: "The Sun/Virtual Sun" II: "Solar Wind Towards Magnetosphere" III: "Magnetic Storm Seen from Above" IV: "View from the Earth" "A poetic journey through space using real-time interaction with cyber worlds and movies and images of the sun and the ...

Virtual Virgins / Le Sol / Shaman

2000 - Maida Withers Dance Construction Company was honored to be invited to perform as part of the Dance Place 20/20 Visions Anniversary Concert celebrating 20 years of sponsoring and presenting dance  In the year 2000, Dance of the Auroras ...

Concert Improvisation (Untitled) – Korea, China, USA Artists (Taejon, Korea)

1999 - Jey Young Kim, Korea, Mandy Yim, China, Sarah Slifer and Maida Withers, USA improvised in a concert performance November 15, 1999,  for the KAC International Exchange Modern Dance Festival in Taejon, Korea  Classical Korean musicians played for the ...