Stone Circle

Original Performance on June 3, 1995

1995 –  Evening length multimedia collaboration of Maida Withers, choreographer and performer (American), with vocals by Marilia (America/Brazil/Japan); Piano by Stephen Lockwood (American); colorful visual elements by Francois Perez (Australia).  Marillia’s songs are based on epoch poetry by Gozo Yoshimasu (Japan).  The work premiered in Beam Theatre, Tokyo, Japan. Music, vocals, and piano were performed for all segments – live.

Stone Circle
Yuki / Yuki
Stone Circle II

An evening of dance improvisation took place with epoch Japanese poet, Gozo Yoshimasu, in the club S.T. Spot in Yokahama, Japan. It was on the occasion of this particular trip to Japan that Maida met legendary Butoh founder,  Kazuo Ohno.  Maida was allowed by Kazuo to  video tape him teaching his weekly workshop in Butoh philosophy and technique. That video tape was donated to the GW Gelman Library.

Stone Ring was a work created by Maida in Washington, DC prior to the trip to Japan.  In addition to the performance in building J studio theatre, artists gave a performance in Lisner Auditorium as a lunchtime concert featuring dancers Sarah Slifer and Stacy Palatt.  Hiro, Japanese visual artist, painted a painting during the 30-minute brown bag luncheon.

Artists and Collaborators
Musician / Piano
Epoch Poet
Visual Elements
Costumes (Japanese Designer0
Japanese Street Dancer
Other Performances
  • S.T. Spot; Yokohama, Japan(map) on May 30, 1995
  • Theatre (cannot lcoate the name), Hokkaido, Japan(map) on May 20, 1995
  • Lisner at Noon(map) on January 1, 1970
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