On Site / Insight

2014 – Maida Withers Withers presents a free discussion and film presentation September 17th at 7:30 pm at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier, Maryland, entitled “On Site / Insight”.  Withers relates personal stories about the site events  and the artists that are featured. Withers gives context to the role and place of space in the creation and performance of dance for “live audiences” with examples of the following site events:

White Mansions – Holy Rood Cemetery (1974 and 1975)
Sunday Maneuvers – Theodore Roosevelt Island National Park (1977)Iwo Jima Memorial – Iwo Jima World War II Memorial (1976)
Time Dance – Mt. Vernon Hand Chapel (1975)
Time Dance Out of Doors – Potomac River Overlook
Wet and Wonderful in Washington, DC – National Plaza (Western Plaza – 1983)
Tuk (Tukuhnikivatz) – Southeastern Utah, Four Corners Area (1988 – redone 2009)
Issues of Gender – Arlington Art Center )1991)
Rolling Thunder – United Nation’s Earth Summit – Celebration da Terra, Rio de Janeiro (2002)
Stone Garden – Museum of Art Moderna Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (UN Earth Summit – 2002)
LENIN – Lenin Museum, Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia (2005)
HALDA (a mound of waste) – Bytom, Katowice, Kracow,  Poland (1977)
Hilda Thorpe Artist’s Studio Performance (1999)
Thresholds Crossed – GULAG / ART ANGAR – Solosphere Project, Solovky Island, White Sea, Russia (2004)
Faces of the Fallen – World War II Memorial , Washington, DC (2004)
Collision Course – a.k.a. Pillow Talk, Site Film – Embassy of Sweden, National Park, Potomac River (2012)
Matrimony – Sink or Swim, Washington Project for the Arts, Hotel Swimming Pool (2013)
ART LIVES HERE…OR NOT! Trans Action – NEW Art Works Now, Hyattsville, MD (2014)