Collision Course – Gala Opening Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

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

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 video shorts for the DANCE:FILMS event at Artisphere in 2011.  

Where Where IS Productions!

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.

International Tours and Projects

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

TOUCH 3 Festival – In Grass Tall (Arkhangelsk, Russia)

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)

Solosphere Project (Solovky Island, 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 Solosphere Project (Solovky Island, Russia)

What’s Happening

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


2012 – MWDCCo was commissioned to perform at the opening gala of Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, 1632 U Street NW, Washington, DC, September 9, 2012.   Live electronic music was created and performed by Steve Hilmy with dancers Nate Bond, Anthony Gongora, Tzveta Kassabova, and Giselle Ruzany – Maida Withers Dance Construction Company.