image description
Couch Conversations & Performance: Dance and Politics
Event Details Add to Calendar

Couch Conversations & Performance: Dance and Politics

February 28, 2016 at 1:30PM

Monroe House

Internationally acclaimed choreographers and activist artists, Maida Withers, Washington, DC, and Annika B. Lewis, Denmark, engage, somewhat irreverently, in dialogue and performance exploring questions of politics and culture, today, in the USA and Europe. 

Tickets can be purchased at or call (202) 331-7282 ext. 116. 

$15 / Arts Club Members
$20 / General Admission 
$10 / Student (must show student ID); / Children 17 and younger.

Members, please make your reservations through the Arts Club at or call (202) 331-7282 ext. 3. The member price is only available directly through the club. 

Background Information
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.

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.