Still Rush – MWDCCo

Original Performance on February 7, 1992

1992 – Still Rush was performed in Washington, DC by Maida Withers Dance Construction Company as part of Rolling Thunder in the Dance for the Earth  concert.

Still Rush was first titled, Passage, but was changed for performance.  The concept is about Maida’s pioneer ancestors who left from Missouri and Illinois (what was called “the plains”) and traveled by handcart, wagon, and on foot to what became known as the Salt Lake Valley – at that time not part of the US Territory.  This is one of the great “migrations of man” for religious freedom.  The ancestors were converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) in Scandinavia and England who came to the United States looking to find a safe haven for religious freedom. Ultimately they were forced to leave the US (at the time) and settle what became known as the State of Utah.