Category Archives: Stage Works

Pitfalls…nose to cement and other falling tales told on the way down!

1999 -Three dancers with MWDCCo perform choreography involving falling and not falling while stories about falling were told by audience members invited to come to the microphone and tell the story during the performance  The trio had it's world premiere ...

Dance Works by International Women (Venezuela/DC)

1998 - An intimate evening of duets and solos by women choreographers and dancers from Washington, DC and Caracas, Venezuela MWDCCo performed: Pitfalls - nose to cement and other falling tales (solo by Maida Withers) Stirrings by Sarah Slifer NeverthelessTenderness by Maida Withers and ...

Nose to cement and other falling tales told on the way down!

Please reference Pitfallsnose to cement and fall tales told on the way down  (trio by members of Maida Withers Dance Construction Company) The original performance was done by thirteen GW dancers Stories about falling down were recorded by members of the ...

Nevertheless…Tenderness

1997 - Duet between Maida Withers and Sarah Slifer that features the relationship between a mature woman and a young woman  Toured to Venezuela,  Korea, and Brazil NeverthelessTenderness was performed at the Aula Magna Theatre, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, ...

Utah * Spirit Place * Spirit Planet * Tukuhnikivatz

1996 - an evening length multimedia installation and performance based on ancient and contemporary earth consciousness commissioned by  Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors, GREAT DANCE in the Band Shell Series, Damrosch Park, New York City, NY   ...

Stone Circle

1995 -  Evening length multimedia collaboration of Maida Withers, choreographer and performer (American), with vocals by Marilia (America/Brazil/Japan); Piano by Stephen Lockwood (American); colorful visual elements by Francois Perez (Australia)  Marillia's songs are based on epoch poetry by Gozo Yoshimasu (Japan)  ...

Stone Ring

1995 -  Residency with international artists, Maida Withers, Marilia (Japan/Brazil/America), and Stephen Lockwood in Washington, DC to create an evening-length work performed in Studio J Theatre at GW  The residency was held for the major artists to explore ideas for ...

One Too Many (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Work created by Maida Withers for the Kuala Lumpur Ballet Company, Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia under the direction of Lee Lee Lan  (no documentation)  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 22 -29, 1994) Kuala Lumpur Dance Theatre, Director and Founder Lee Lee Lan; Kuala ...

Stirrings

  [embed]https://vimeocom/93869877[/embed] 1994 - Stirrings was created, originally, as a multimedia solo for Korean modern dancer, Je Young Kim and performed in Washington, DC with the world premiere in Seoul, Korea at the 13th International Modern Dance Festival, May 2 to 5, ...

Ancient Lands – Ancient Peoples

1994 - Ancient Lands - Ancient Peoples was an important early part of the development of MWDCCo environment initiatives  The specific concept of Ancient Lands - Ancient Peoples was to develop an association with shamanic powers and their role in ...

Fascination – Jey Young Kim (Korea) and Maida Withers (USA)

1994 -Jey Young Kim and Maida Withers improvise in concert  in Washington, DC to a poem Fascination,  by Young Tai Kim, Korea, that "expresses our inner feelings-sometimes kin and on other occasions, cruel   As in life we go through a ...

Damned River

1993 - "Wind is power, the grass, people  When winds blow the grass bends"  Damned River is dedicated to Mariko, dance colleague in Kyoto, Japan A multimedia stage work for fourteen dancers that explores the dynamics of fascism in its subtle ...

In Winds of Sand

1993 - "The act of beingcreating for the Earth"  Evening-length epoch performance and installation created and danced by Maida Withers  The installation features visuals by Verabel Call Cluff, SandS CycleS SandS CycleS - an art film of Withers improvising at Coral ...

Rolling Thunder “Transformation”

1992 - "Rolling Thunder intricately weaves rich and layered movement materials in a ritualistic contemporary dance narrative, a new world myth  The gift, the knowledge of the earth, is brought forth Those who hear the message change - transforming themselves ...

Sky Cloud

1992 - Dance work created by Maida Withers, a collaboration with Hilda Thorpe, paper maker, sculptor, recognized Washington, DC female artist from the 1950s  Thorpe created an incredible large fabric installation (white gauze with hand-made paper painted on by Hilda ...