Naked Truth

Original Performance on November 6, 2010

2010 – Naked Truth, an exquisite, meticulously designed  trio choreographed by Maida Withers with dancers Anthony Gongora, Tzveta Kassaabova, and Giselle Ruzany – three seasoned and deeply dedicated international dance artists. Original music is composed and performed live by Steve Hilmy.  Naked Truth engages with projected kinetic cyber scenarios (bots for robots) by Tania Fraga, virtual/computer artist, Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Ayodamola (Ayo) Okunseinde and Michael Kim were interacting in real time with the dancers through computer manipulation.  Naked Truth as a title was appropriate since the idea is “the naked truth about dance is that all dancing is about dancing and not about anything else!”  Maida Withers

What the press is saying

"Dance DC Weekend Events Guide" Cecile
" the piece features three strong dancers, and rather than aiming to make a statement, it’s simply a demonstration of beautiful movement. It’s still another of Withers’ strengths: strong, challenging choreography with composition that weaves dancers in and out of various groupings. Dancers Tzveta Kassabova, Giselle Ruzany, and Anthony Gongora have very different styles, but each is a talented dancer and the piece is a joy to watch." Amanda Abrams, Washington City Paper