2003 – Maida Withers is interviewed by Wen Hui, Dancer and founder of Living Dance Studio, Beijing, with translation by Feng Dehua, writer, Beijing, China, assisted by Estelle Zheng, performer, Paris, France.
Maida discusses making dances for site performances, political dances, dancing with nature, making narratives, living and working in DC, dance and intellectual pursuits, other. The interview took place in Washington, DC on May 12, 2003. Wen Hui was particularly interested in Maida’s groundbreaking work on the Earth.
Wen Hui is associated in Beijing with Wu Wenguang Caochangdi Work Station and the Living Dance Studio in Beijing China. These post-modern artists tour extensively internationally and are well known for their current “Memory” Project in China.
Dances discussed by Maida include:
White Mansions (Site Work)
Dance of the Auroras – Fire in the Sky
Nose to Cement and Other Tales Told on the Way Down
State of the Art
Utah * Spirit Place * Spirit Planet * Tukuhnikivatz