Category Archives: Site Work

Invocation to Sustainability

2010 - Under the direction of Maida Withers, dancers from the Utah Repertory Dance Theatre (2010) performed the opening ceremony at "The Friends" Angels Landing, dancing with hand-held chimes at the kick-off event for the 4th Amazing EarthFEST in Kanab, ...

Freedom of Information – 24 Hour Dance

[embed]https://vimeocom/473593512[/embed] 2008 - 24-hour endurance event with Maida blindfolded and with ears plugged In response to the ongoing US military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq, Miguel Gutierrez, NYC, invited artists across the country to participate in Freedom of Information 2008 The ...

Fare Well: The Others, Uncertain World

2007 - A brash but intimate improvisation performance, Fare Well: The Others (Uncertain World) was the first investigation event related to the Fare Well project - environmental change  A brash and hilarious, but intimate, improvisation performance Dancers: Maida Withers, DC, Wendell ...

Shocked and Odd – Live Art (Russia)

2005 - Shocked and Odd - Live  Art was an idea encouraging extreme movement and character concepts for improvisation that took place in Russia with an American living in Amsterdam, two Americans living in the USA, and one dancer from ...

Faces of the Fallen (World War II Monument)

2004 - World War II Memorial Site Event created by Maida Withers with six  dancers from The George Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance, Washington, DC Faces of The Fallen - A Moving Tribute National World War II Memorial & Lincoln Memorial Washington, DC Also ...

Solovky Island, Gulag Residency, Russia

[embed]https://vimeocom/429686550[/embed] 2004 - Solosphere Project took place on Solovky Island,  White Sea of Russia - Art Angar Contemporary Center for Art (Hanger for the blimp that transported food and materials to the Gulag:  Maida Withers and Anthony Gongora, dancers, Linda Lewett, ...

TOUCH 3 International Festival Arkhangelsk, Russia

2004 - For TOUCH 3 International Modern Dance Festival in Arkhangelsk, Russia, Maida directed an original site-specific work, In Grass Tall, that took place at the Merci Café (elevated space) and related streets in downtown Arkhangelsk, Russia Performers included Maida ...

Going Beyond…an Odyssey (Corcoran Gala)

2002 - Maida Withers was commissioned to create an event for the Corcoran Gallery of Art Gala Benefit, Going Beyond, an Odyssey, Friday, February 22, 2002 for over 900 guests Eighteen dancers, men and women, were dressed in turtle-neck long ...

Hilda Thorpe Tribute – Artists’ Studio Performance

December 4, 1999 - Birthday tribute to Hilda Thorpe at her Artists' Studio in downtown Alexandria, Virginia Maida collaborated with Thorpe, a brilliant American painter and sculptor - part of the illustrious Washington Color School - on several projects engaging the ...

Seeing Jazz Move – Smithsonian International Gallery

https://vimeocom/519283804 1997 - Seeing Jazz Move - Dance and Music Improvisation performance inspired by the exhibition "Seeing Jazz"  presented by the Smithsonian International Gallery - S Dillon Ripley Center, Washington, DC, December 5, 1997 at 6:30 pm  FREE Dance and the event,  ...

Halda – a mound of waste (Bytom, Poland)

1977 - An evening-length site performance commissioned by Slaski Teatre Tanca for the 1997 International Dance Conference and Festival in Bytom, Poland  This outdoor performance was created with four Polish dancers from the Eksperymentalne Studio Tanca in Kracow, Poland and ...

Dance In – Art Museum of the Americas and OAS

[embed]https://vimeocom/105550414[/embed] 2001 - Dance In - an evening-length site performance at the Art Museum of the Americas and site work in the Garden of the Organization of American States in Washington, DC with 30 Washington, DC dance and music artists that ...

Earth Dancer, UN Earth Summit, Interview, GW Magazine

Interview - Earth Dancer - GW Magazine, page 22, Summer 1993  "This interview is dedicated to all those with whom my life has intersected"  Maida Withers Maida Withers is interviewed  on her views of dance, dancing, making dances, collaborating, experimenting, having ...

Stone Garden UN Earth Summit

June 5, 1992 - Evening-length site work created by Maida Withers in collaboration with dancers (Dana Tai Soon Burgess, Stacy Palatt, Janine Ploetz, USA, and Celia Portilho, Brazil) musicians (Digerdoo by Craig Gibson and Harold Gent),  rock carving sculptor (Ken ...

SandS CycleS (Film 30:00)

[embed]https://vimeocom/7692794[/embed] 1991 - Dance and environment film shot on location at White Sands, New Mexico and Coral Dunes, Utah and edited following the Hero's Journey described by Joseph Campbell, psychologist, researcher, and scholar "SandS CycleS is a poetic dance and environment video, ...