Category Archives: Voice and Text

Rainforest Awakens

RAINFOREST AWAKENS Artists come together "live and online" to explore beauty and crisis in a visionary 3D Rainforest! Maida Withers, noted dance artist, performs in iridescent 3D virtual worlds of Tania Fraga, Brazilian computer artist, in a sonic forest of sound by Steve Hilmy This occurred during the Corona ...

Improvisation _ Washington Project for the Arts

1975 Washington Project for the Arts was founded in 1975 by the art impresario Alice Denney, organizer of the legendary NOW Festival in 1966  Artists joined in cleaning out the bird dung in a vacated building that was formerly a building ...

DIGG – a provocative excavation of the current political landscape

"Withers has created a work that spans the human experience of witnessing modern American politics: anxiety, fear, anger, nervous laughter and resilient hope"   Cassie Patterson (2018) "Withers is a dance legend" Carmel Morgan (2018)  https://vimeocom/390858979 2018 DIGG - a fiercely intimate multimedia performance experience created and ...

Dance and Politics: Couch Conversation

2016 DANCE AND POLITICS: COUCH CONVERSATION & PERFORMANCE   International choreographers and activist artists, Maida Withers, Washington, DC, and Annika B Lewis, Denmark, engage, irreverently, in dialogue and performance exploring questions of politics and culture, today, in the USA and Europe           "Out of ...

FareWell and Hell-O

   2008 Alissandru (Alex) Caldiero and Maida Withers performed together at theUtah Arts Festival  Alex was with Maida on the  Salt Lake City Library  Theatre Stage  spontaneously reciting and creating text and projecting the writing onto the background of the ...

Dance for the Earth

1992 - Title given to the evening-length performance that included the following six dances related to Maida's Earth consciousness projects: Sky Cloud (1992), Prologue - Cowboys and Indian Play (1991), Messenger Eagle (1992), Still Rush (1991), Rolling Thunder "Transformation" (1992) Dance for the Earth was presented ...

Prologue – Cowboys and Indians Play by Maida Withers

[embed]http://vimeocom/100928731[/embed] 1992 - Short solo dance and written text spoken by Maida Withers - a view of the west as a cowgirl and the great granddaughter of pioneering settlers in Utah  Presents that wit that underlies many of Withers' works - ...

Put on the Music…Let’s Dance (1975)

1975 or 1976 - This performance took place at the Washington Project for the Arts on 1227 G Street NW, Washington, DC  The space was a very large space (third floor) with high ceiling and a red brick wall for ...

Collision Course – a.k.a. Pillow Talk-Artisphere-

2011 - Three sections of Collision Course - aka Pillow Talk  (Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3) were performed at Artisphere, a museum and performance center in Arlington, Virginia, October 21, 2011 The Dome Theatre features a full size film ...