1992 Still Rush
An impassioned work based on Withers’ pioneer ancestor’s migration from Missouri to Utah territory. Maida was invited to create a new work with Mino Nicholas Dance Company with rehearsals in NYC. The performance was scheduled to be premiered in the theater associated with the Maison de Francois, NYC, NY. When the publicity went out for the work, several organizations who had trouble with Mr. Nicholas previously arranged to have that event cancelled. Maida was doing a concert at Dance Place so Still Rush was presented along with two other dances. SHAMAN, music. After that performance the work was reconstructed on MWDCCo and performed as part of Dance for the Earth – Rolling Thunder / Transformation.
Premiere: Dance Place, Washington, DC