Photos by Shaun Schroth 2015 Anonyty explores the intimate boundary between our physical and digital identities, by bringing to life digital people that interact in our real world through movement and dance – a collaboration of Maida Withers and Brian Kane, co-authors. Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, Felicia Avalos, Anthony Gongora, and Jezel Modell, perform interactions … Continue reading Anonyty / Parts Unknown
2014 – In celebration of Maida Withers’ Dance Company’s 40th anniversary, Art Whino is throwing a Masquerade Ball full of mystery and surprise. This full sensory experience will combine performance art with experimental dance, live music, and a silent art auction where artist will paint Masquerade masks the audience will wear in this moving art … Continue reading MASQUERADE Ball: Blind Whino (DCCo 40th Anniversary)
MWDCCo performed an improvised version of Collision Course for the Gala Opening of the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts in their renovated gallery at 1632 U Street, NW, Washington, DC. Dancers Nate Bond, Tzveta Kassabova, Anthony Gongora, and Giselle Ruzany performed with Steve Hilmy, composer/musician. Rehearsal Photos in StudioCollage by Anthony Gongora
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 video shorts for the DANCE:FILMS event at Artisphere in 2011.
Filmmaking arm of MWDCCo – Artists include: Anthony Gongora (dancer/filmmaker), Ludovic Jolivet (dancer/filmmaker) Steve Hilmy (composer/musician), Maida Withers (dancer/filmmaker), Shaun Schroth (photographer), Alex Caldiero (writer/performance artist), others as projects demand.
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 a video of dance works by the Company for WPA visual history project for … Continue reading Catalyst – WPA 35 Year Celebration
Cambridge, UK (June 26-28, 2019) Maida Withers presented MindFluctuations, a performance/talk, for the artificial intelligence joint conference, Tacit Engagement in the Digital Age, by the ‘Re-‘Interdisciplinary Network CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) and the Centre for Music & Science (Faculty of Music) and AI & Society at the University of Cambridge, … Continue reading International Tours and Projects
2004 – For TOUCH 3 International Modern Dance Festival in Arkhangelsk, Russia, Maida directed an original site-specific work, In Grass Tall, that took place at the Merci Café (elevated space) and related streets in downtown Arkhangelsk, Russia. Performers included Maida Withers, Anthony Gongora, dancers; Linda Lewett, filmmaker, Audrey Chen, vocalist/cellist, a duet company from Finland, … Continue reading TOUCH 3 Festival – In Grass Tall (Arkhangelsk, Russia)
2004 – Solosphere Project took place on Solovky Island, White Sea of Russia – Art Angar Contemporary Center for Art (Hanger for the blimp that transported food and materials to the Gulag: Maida Withers and Anthony Gongora, dancers, Linda Lewett, filmmaker, and Audrey Chen, cellist/vocalist, participated in a unique residency with dancers from Finland and … Continue reading Solovky Island, Gulag Residency, Russia
Maida Withers Dance Construction Company RedWhiteBlueBlack&Orange: The Art and Dance of Resistance Center for Contemporary Political Art Washington, DC, January 20, 2019 VISOENS URBANAS Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 5-7, 2019 Maida Withers – Dancer Anton Ovchinnikov (Ukraine) – Dancer Erica Rebollar (USA) – Dancer Yoko K. Sen (USA/Japan) – Sound Steve Hilmy – (USA) – Composer Artists … Continue reading What’s Happening