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Dance, Science, Technology (São Paulo, Brazil)

2011 - Maida presents lecture and video on science, technology, and dance in the multimedia project, Dance of the Auroras - Fire in the Sky, for PhD computer artist students in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the Universidad "palestra da dançarina, coreógrafa ...

VISÕES URBANAS Festival (São Paulo, Brazil)

2011 São Paulo, Brazil (April 2011) VISÕES URBANAS Festival ▪   Perform Thresholds Crossed Duet (Gulag/Art Angar); Museo (April 28 and 29) Date: 28/04/2011 at 19h; Location: Conjunto Nacional – Paulista Avenue, 2073D Date: 29/04/2011at 18:30; Local: Casa das Rosas / Rose’s House – Paulista Avenue, ...

Catalyst – WPA 35 Year Celebration

2010 - MWDCCo participated in two ways for the Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) 35th Anniversary Gala Celebration at Katzen Art Center at American University in Washington, DC , November 9 to December 19, 2010 (1) Dance Construction Company submitted ...

Croatia – Zagrebi! Festival (Zagreb)

Zagreb, Croatia (October 2010) Zagrebi! Festival ▪   Perform: FareWell -To The End of the World As We Know It OR Dancing Your Way to Paradise! (October 9 and 10)

Lifetime Achievement Award (Las Vegas, Nevada)

2010 - MWDCCo participated in two Dance in the Desert Festivals  Maida Withers received a Life Time Achievement Award from Dance in the Desert Festival Las Vegas 2010 " CSN Dance “Daffy” Award Presented by the CSN Dance Program to Maida ...

Where Where IS! Media Production

2011 - MWDCCo established Where Where IS! - a production company for creating dance films The founding members included  Ludovic Jolivet, Anthony Gongora, Steve Hilmy,  Ayo Okunseinde, Giselle Ruzany,  and Maida Withers   Filmmakers, composer, dancers joined together to create dance ...

Amazing EarthFEST (Kanab, Utah)

2007 to present - Maida has served on the Board of Directors of the Amazing EarthFEST since 2007   The Dance Construction Company has performed on two occasions at the EarthFEST in the historic theatre in Kanab, Utah  EarthFEST is a ...

reReVoltaire

2010 -Washington Project for the Arts celebrated a ReVoltaire event many years ago  WPA recreated Re-Revoltaire in an empty lot on the H Street corridor in Washington, DC  MWDCCo did their first improvisation with pillows tied to the dancers bodies ...

Freedom of Information – 24-Hour anti-war performance

2008 - 24-hour 35-State Endurance Event:  In response to the ongoing US military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq, Miguel Gutierrez invited artists across the country to participate in Freedom of Information 2008 The directives were the same for his original ...

Cultural Envoy’s – U.S. Dept. of State (Kenya, Africa)

2008 Nairobi, Kenya, Africa - US Department of State Cultural Envoys (May/June 2008) GoDown Center for the Arts ▪   Create Fare Well – Parched Earth; Remembrances from Tomorrow, 6 men and 3 Kenyan dancers ▪   Perform: Fare Well: Tipping Point; Thresholds Crossed (Gulag/Art ...

Brazil – LIMS Conference on Dance (Rio de Janeiro)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (April 2008) LIMS Celebration Conference, Choreographic Centre, Regina Miranda, Executive Director of LIMS, NYC, NY ▪   Perform: Fare Well: Tipping Point (April 26) Participate in conference performances and scholarly presentations Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies

DC 13th Int’l Improvisation Plus+ Festival

2007 - (September 27 to 30) Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, George Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance,  presents this popular festival which brings together groups and dancers, performance artists and musicians from around the world to perform and ...

Lifelong, Loving Commitment to Dance – Honors

2007 - "Dance Place "Honors Maida Rust Withers," Professor of Dance, George Washington University; Founder and Artistic Director of Maida Withers Dance Construction Company" "We honor you for your lifelong, loving commitment to the field of dance  As a treasured teacher ...

Africa Residency (Meru, Kenya)

2007 - In Meru, Kenya,  Africa, Karambu Ringera and her family, friends of Maida, were instrumental in training women with HIV/AIDS and those suffering from domestic violence to establish small grassroots businesses, educate their children, and together with International Peace ...

Cuba (Havana and Santiago de Cuba)

2007 (February 5 to 10) - USA modern dancers traveled to Santiago de Cuba under the leadership of Jim LePore to study the dance and music ritual of the professional company,  Cutumba Ballet Folklorico Santiago de Cuba  At the time, ...