(Date TBD – 1968 ?) Maida Withers created Take Off, a metaphor for life based on the power of the airplane to aspire to greater heights and new adventures, with GW BA and MA dancers for performance in Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre.
This video is on the opening page of maidadance.com. The video is a collection of excerpts from dances of MWDCCo. It may also have been part of the Maida Withers: A Choreographer’s Life Exhibition in the Dimock Gallery. It is similar to the video Dance Construction Company: 1974-2006 on display in the Washington Project for the Arts 35th anniversary.
2000 – Following an interview regarding her new dance work-in-progress, Utah * Spirit Place * Spirit Planet * Tukuhnikivatz, Maida Withers was asked by filmmaker Linda Lewett to extend the interview into a “nature” performance by the creek near Maida’s home in Arlington, Virginia where the interview was taking place. The original interview was for the Dance Place 20th Anniversary Celebration promotional video. One Minute Wander video is part of the very long period begun in the 1980s that Maida was engaged in the global movement to develop environment consciousness
In 2020, Linda Lewett renamed the video to ISO SOLO to submit to a dance film festival in NYC during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2007 Maida talks about her life, living and creating art born from her own life experiences and philosophy. The short video includes excerpts from site works: Utah*Spirit Place*Spirit Planet*Tukuhnikivatz; Halda…a mound of waste; Hekuras – Spirits of the Rainforest; Sunday Maneuvers; White Mansions.