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3-D Dance - Future View

Maida Withers, Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, collaborated with Dan Sternklar, (http://view3dtv) to create a 3-d video of dancers in stage set of pipes and platforms The 3-d video was shot by Dan with a homemade 3-d video camera ... more »

ABC-TV Interview for City Dance

1977 - Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) Chairman of the Board, Ken Crosby, was interviewed on ABC-TV about the Series, City Dance, presented at the Warner Theatre in 1977 Maida Withers and Brook Andrews performed excerpts from Put on ... more »

Ancient Lands…Ancient Peoples

1994 – Ancient Lands – Ancient Peoples was an important early part of the development of the environment era The concept was to develop an association with shamanic powers and roles in more ancient cultures The work was ... more »

Butoh Workshop

1995 - Maida was invited to observe Kazuo Ohno teach his regular Wednesday evening class in his home studio, Kamihoshikawa, built in 1961in Hodogaye, Yokohama, Japan Kuzuo Ohno had generously given Maida several personal videos of himself performing ... more »

Catching Butterflies and Other Things That Move

Rehearsal in Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre Maida Withers, Brook Andrews, Don Zuckerman, Diane Floyd1979 Catching Butterflies and Other Things That Move (1979) A movement structure of interrupting and being interrupted The choreography originated out of movements from Phase Tracing II ... more »

Catching Butterflies and Other Things That Move (Rehearsal)

1979 Catching Butterflies and Other Things That Move (1979) A movement structure of interrupting and being interrupted The choreography originated out of movements from Phase Tracing II The movements required to interrupt and stop a dancer became movements in ... more »

Catching Butterflies and Other Things That Move - TV Ad - Promotion

1978/79 Catching Butterflies and Other Things That Move (1979) A movement structure of interrupting and being interrupted The choreography originated out of movements from Phase Tracing II The movements required to interrupt and stop a dancer became movements in the ... more »

Collision Course - a.k.a. Pillow Talk (7:24) (Film) (2011)

An intriguing site specific performance for Dance USA 20th Annual Conference in Washington, DC at the Swedish House along the Potomac River in Georgetown Three camera shoot documented the performance and rehearsals to create the Collision Course - aka ... more »

Collision Course - a.k.a. Pillow Talk (EXCERPTS 4:14)

EXCERPTS of the evening-length dance-theatre work from associated memories, dreams, and nightmares about the fiction and reality of LUV for the digital age The documentary video of the entire performance is available at: https://vimeocom/58111383 "At the end of the day we ... more »

Collision Course - a.k.a. Pillow Talk: Documentary First Performance

Provocative evening-length dance-theatre work from associated memories, dreams, and nightmares about the fiction and reality of LUV for the digital age "At the end of the day we return to the pillow, the place where thoughts are shared and ... more »

Collision Course - a.k.a. Pillow Talk: Visual Installation/Text (44:21)

Alissandru (Alex) Caldiero, poet and scholar, is the centerpiece of the visual installation and text created by Anthony Gongora for the evening-length multimedia performance, Collision Course - aka Pillow Talk The installation (visuals and text) is not continuous during the performance, ... more »

Collision Course: Episode 1, only

Work in Progress - Stage work of Collision Course - aka Pillow Talk opens with the idea of "pillow talk" and develops into an evening-length performance to premiere in Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre in downtown Washington,DC December 7 & 8, ... more »

Collision Course_Site Work (TRAILER)(FILM) (00:33)

TRAILER: A somewhat odd and delightful spectacle featuring three estranged characters with body parts wrapped in bed pillows secured with packaging tape like appendages - an armor of protection, an obstacle to overcome Pillows thrown, relationships caught! What ... more »

Couch Conversation & Performance: Dance and Politics

Maida Withers and Annika B Lewis perform at the Arts Club of Washington on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 1:30 pm These four videos show two examples of political performance projects - two by Maida and two by Annika

Crossing the Edge

A physically aggressive and daring duet danced to a saxophone score The dancers establish a rapport on the Ledge between Earth and Sky Part of Withers Earth (environment consciousness) period Dance Place, January 12 and 13, 1991

Damned River

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

Dance Concert Improvisation (untitled) Performance (Untitled) Korea, China, USA

1999 - Jey Young Kim, Korea, Mandy Yim, China, Sarah Slifer and Maida Withers, USA improvised in concert performance November 15, 1999, for the KAC International Exchange Modern Dance Festival in Taejon, Korea Classical Korean musicians participated in ... more »

Dance Construction Company Select Dances 1974 - 2006

Groundbreaking vision of Maida Withers Dance Construction Company - excerpts of innovative, sometimes outrageous dance, performance art works, and films, 1974 to 2006 Maida Withers as rebel and instigator becomes clear as the breadth and depth of her work is ... more »

Dance for the Earth

1992 - Dance for the Earth was a title given to an evening-length performance that included the following dances related to Maida's Earth consciousness projects: Sky Cloud (1992) Prologue - Cowboys and Indian Play (1991) Messenger Eagle (1992) Still Rush (1991) Rolling Thunder "Transformation" (1992) Dance ... more »

Dance for the Earth Spirit Figures

Original Performance on February 7, 1992 Combining a tree limb with discarded materials deemed probably dangerous for the Earth environment, spirit figures were created to engage in a ritual of a community of dancers The tree limbs were obtained in ... more »

Dance In - Art Museum of the Americas

"Dance In" at the Art Museum of the Americas and Garden of the Organization of American States in conjunction with "Artistic Imaginings in Clay" exhibition, December 1, 2001, in Washington, DC International and national dance and music artists perform improvisation for ... more »

Dance of Auroras - Fire in the Sky (Excerpts 5:00)

5:00 minute excerpt of an interactive evening-length performance conceived of by Maida Withers that features dance, cyber worlds, ensemble "live" music Dancers using the wireless mouse manipulate in real time computer art combined with images of the SUN from ... more »

Dance of Auroras - Fire in the Sky (excerpts from live performance documentary video) (5:18 min)

Excerpts Dance of the Auroras - Fire in the Sky in rehearsal and performance, Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC 2001 Concept and director, Maida Withers; Real-time Interactive visual installation (combination of NASA satellite images of the Sun and computer art) , ... more »

Dance of the Auroras - Fire in the Sky (DOCUMENTARY FILM) (28:30)

Maida Withers, Artistic Director of The Dance Construction Company presents this documentary film of dance, music, and cyber art Producer, Writer, Director, Narrator: Maida Withers Editor: Nikodimos Fikru Camera, Studio Interviews: Nikodimus Fikru Camera, Documentary FootagE: Maida Withers, Linda Lewett Interviews: Nicola Fox, Tania Fraga, ... more »

Dance of the Auroras - Fire in the Sky (Excerpts 16:30)

Excerpts (16:30) from an interactive evening-length performance conceived of by Maida Withers that features dance, cyber worlds, ensemble "live" music Dancers using the wireless mouse manipulate in real time computer art combined with images of the SUN from NASA ... more »

Dance of the Auroras_Dance Place (Early work-in-progress, 2000)

Maida Withers Dance Construction Company was honored to be invited to perform as part of the Dance Place 20/20 Visions Anniversary Concert celebrating 20 years of sponsoring and presenting dance In the year 2000, Dance of the Auroras was ... more »

Earth Spirit Rising

An evening of dance consisting of four dance works related to the relationship of man to the Earth: In Earth's BellyDeep an emergence myth; Moving Earth / Dunes first light of day (1988, Ledge); Mountain Birthing a metaphor, a ... more »

Electronic Bodies

Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, Anthony Gongora, Giselle Ruzany, Maida Withers and guest, Felipe Oyarzun (Chile) are joined by experimental composers/musicians, John Driscoll, New York, and Steve Hilmy, Washington, DC, to present Electronic Bodies, a FREE improvisation performance - discussion ... more »