Dance and Politics, Couch Conversation and Performance, Sunday, February 28 1:30pm, Maida Withers Dance Construction Company

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Couch Conversation and Performance

Photos by Jens Peter Engedal (L) and Shaun Schroth (R)

Sunday, February 28
1:30pm
Arts Club of Washington – Monroe House
2017 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
TICKETS/RECEPTION:
$20 / General Admission
$10 / Students
Reservations: www.instantseats.com or call 202-331-7282 x116 OR $20/$10 checks or cash at the door.
Internationally acclaimed 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. These artists, known for their controversial stage language, both body and word, will entertain and surprise – no holds barred.
Maida Withers / Dance Construction Company creates thought provoking works for stage, museums, site, interventions, and films – over 100 performances of breadth and vision that mix imagination and daring with a keen sense of formal structure and beauty. Dances reveal the process of creation with international collaborators in the arts, sciences, and technology who share her interest in innovation and experimentation.  Withers choreographic philosophy is grounded in her life experiences, all things political, and as a dancer working with the bodies of dancers empowered by “out-of-the box” notions of life and art.  Her futuristic narratives couple social and political issues with dance technology, and interactive media.
Annika B Lewis / Kassandra Production creates subversive and relevant contemporary performing arts, in a skewed and subtle way – combining the trivial with the philosophical, pop art with fine art. She is an independent director/choreographer, actress, performance artist, singer, curator, producer and cultural entrepreneur. Annika’s works is characterized by a border defying and innovative artistic expression, with predilection for a complex stage language. She works with interventions and site specific locations, as well as in traditional theatre venues. She has within that framework produced, staged, directed, choreographed and toured over 25 productions in the intersection of theatre, dance and performance art.
Maida Withers Dance Construction Company Showcase
International New Media Caucus,
College Art Association Conference

Thursday, February 4
8:00pm-9:30pm

Armand Hammer Auditorium
GW Corcoran School of the Arts + Design
500 17th St NW
 Washington, DC 20006

New Media Caucus Showcase, College Art Association Annual Conference presents video and live performance excerpts of MindFluctuations, an innovative dance, computer art, neuroscience, electronic music art work by Maida Withers and international collaborators. Sixteen experimental artists were selected to present six-minute excerpts of new media works.

The New Media Caucus (NMC) is an international non-profit association formed to promote the development and understanding of new media art. The NMC represents artists, designers, practitioners, historians, theoreticians, educators, students, scholars, and researchers, as well as like-minded organizations with interests including, but not limited to, digital media, electronic media, mobile media, virtual media, and emergent media.

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