2002 – Maida Withers was commissioned to create an event for the Corcoran Gallery of Art Gala Benefit, Going Beyond, an Odyssey, Friday, February 22, 2002 for over 900 guests. Eighteen dancers, men and women, were dressed in turtle-neck long white dresses with slits up each side to the hips. Dancers from Maida Withers Dance Construction Company and guest performers along with Membrane Ensemble roamed and performed throughout the gallery for the entire Gala event. MWDCCo dancer’s hair was frosted in silver and dancers wore long white arm bands and extreme makeup to create a “vogue-ish” atmosphere. Tish Carter had been invited by Withers to join in making part of the work. Carter created a scene of dancers on white tables with raised white umbrellas.
What the press is saying
"White-clad members of the Membrane Ensemble and Maida Withers Dancers twisted and turned during a sound and light phantasmagoria at the Corcoran Gallery of Art Friday night." Chistian Toto, Washington Times