1973 – The Last Lecture Series is a national program, an invitational opportunity to give a lecture on a subject of importance or interest. Maida chose to dance and talk about dancing and about things in life that an artist might dance about OR NOT. The performance was a combination of humorous stories and commentary while questioning the audience role in performance. Interaction with the audience, of course, is essential for any lecture. Taking a position OR NOT was an important issue; receiving and being open to questions another criteria of lecturing success. Crying or any other personal display of emotion is simply out of the question, but unfortunate as it may seem, that simply does not occur.
Jim Levy, jazz pianist and artistic companion for the dancing interview.
The public interview/performance took place in the Catholic Church at 24th and G Streets NW, Washington, DC.
Date not confirmed.