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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, ...

Russia – Frank Williams Exhibition, Thresholds Crossed

2007 - For the World Premiere of Thresholds Crossed in Moscow, Russia, the Russian/American project, Frank Williams, an American sculptor living and working in Moscow, presented  in the gallery space at Luna Theatre, an exhibition of his sculptures  Williams work ...

Russia Tour (Arkhangelsk, Moscow, Krasnoyarsk)

2007 Arkhangelsk, Moscow, Krasnoyarsk, Russia - US Embassy Tour (April 2007) Perform: Thresholds Crossed ▪   US Consulate Celebrate America Week; Arkhangelsk, Russia (April 16) ▪   Luna Theatre; Thresholds Crossed, Russian/American dancers; Moscow, Russia (April 26) ▪    International Festival of Dance "Isadora," Krasnoyarsk, Russia (April ...

GULAG (Norilsk, Russia)

2006 Norilsk, Russia (2006) Maida Withers and the Dance Construction Company were invited to participate in the 3rd International Annual Conference “Integrity of Cultural Space or Sum of Territories” in Norilsk, Russia  The conference was founded by Irina Prokhorova, intellectual and manager ...

DC 12th Int’l Improvisation Plus+ Festival

2006 (October 19 to 22) "Extraordinary Sightings" - events in the Penn Quarter, Washington, DC Lotta Lundgren and Amanda Abrams performed a duet for the festival at 1700 K Street, Washington, DC

DC Mayor’s Arts Award – Distinction in a Discipline (Dance)

2006 - Maida Withers received the prestigious DC Mayor's Arts Award - Distinction in a Discipline (Dance) in 2006  The Award Ceremony was held at the John F Kennedy Center for the Arts, Washington, DC This award was given for lifetime ...

DC 11th Int’l Improvisation Plus+ Festival

2005 ( October 13-18, 2005)  The Festival is sponsored by Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, George Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance and Department of Music; Joy of Motion Dance Centers; Improv Arts, Inc; The John F Kennedy Center ...

DC 10th Int’l Improvisation Plus+ Festival

2004 The Festival is sponsored by Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, George Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance, Josephine Butler Parks Center; Joy of Motion, The Netherlands Embassy; Ford Foundation in Russia  This popular festival brings together groups and ...

Russia – TsEKh Int’l Summer School (Moscow)

2005 Moscow, Russia (July 2005) TsEKh (International Center for Choreography and Performance) •   National audition followed by rehearsals for 3 weeks creating Thresholds Crossed Part I during TsEKh International Summer School (est July 3-23, 2005) •   Informal performance of Thresholds Crossed Part I (est ...

Festival of Dance “Isadora” (Krasnoyarsk, Russia)

2005 International Festival of Dance "Isadora," Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia (April 10-17, 2005) •   DCCo perform Shocked and Odd – Live Art II with Nikolai Shchetnev, Russia, Jack Gallagher, (American living in The Netherlands; Megan Thompson, Maida Withers (April 16) •   Create LENIN, site-specific ...

Russia – Touch 3 Int’l Dance Festival (Arkhangelsk)

2004 Arkhangelsk, Russia (July 2004) TOUCH 3 International Dance Festival, Arkhangelsk, Russia •   Performed Thresholds Crossed (GULAG/Abu Ghraib) Maida, Anthony, Audrey •  Created site specific work with Russian, American and Finnish dancers (downtown street in the location of Café Merci) (July 11-16)