Maida Withers, Artistic Director of The Dance Construction Company presents this documentary film of dance, music, and cyber art.
Producer, Writer, Director, Narrator: Maida Withers
Editor: Nikodimos Fikru
Camera, Studio Interviews: Nikodimus Fikru
Camera, Documentary FootagE: Maida Withers, Linda Lewett
Interviews: Nicola Fox, Tania Fraga, Joseph Mills
Choreographer: Maida Withers, USA
Composer: Oystein Sevag, Norway
Virtual Artist: Tania Fraga, Brazil
Dance Construction Company and International Guest Artists;
Sasha Kukin, Russia, Iwona Olszowska, Poland; Maida Withers, Joseph Mills, Adrienne Clancy, Lyndsey Karr, Lauren Sharp, Maida Withers
The Global House Band, Norway;
Rene Arnesen - Drums and Percussion
Ole Marius Melhaus - Bass Guitar
Zotora Nygard - Didgeridoo
Elin Odegard - Keyboard and Vocals
Maria Sevag - Violin and Viola
Oystein Sevag - Grand Piano and Keyboard
GW and Community Dancers, Part II:
Crystal Faison, Candice Gessin, Jane Jerardi, Kerry Joyce, Lyndsey Karr, Deidre Macdiarmid, Alexis Major, Alexis Mastromichalis, Andrea Stitler, Kristy Shimabukaro
Recorded Sound and Music:
Ikon Ghost, Guy Yarden; Minne, Sanna Kurki-Sonio, Northern Nights, NorthSide Records. Auroral Audio: NASA, Donald Gurnett, University of Iowa, and Stephen McGreevy
Animation, Photographs and Images:
NASA/Goddard Space flight Center, Scientific Visualization Studio, Images Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center: ESA, LMSAL, ISAS, and NOAA, Jan Curtis, Dick Hutchinson, Scott Anderson, Esa Turinen, Sodankyla Observatory, Trond Trondson, University of Calgary, Canada - Prtable Auroral Imager, Poul Jensen and Dirk Lummerzheim, University of Alaska, R.H. Eather.
Costume Design - Claudette Lopez
Lighting Design - Michael Stepowany
Nordlys Festivalen, Tromso, Norway
Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC
Dukabristov Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia
Dance Place, Washington, DC
Original Production, Dance of Auroras, Produced by Maida Withers and the Dance Construction Company
Science Advisors for Dance of Auroras Stage Production: Paal Brekke, Tom Moore, Nicola Fox, David Palmer (NASA); Dirk Lummerzheim, University of Alaska; Vladmir Bulatov and Holger Grahnn, computer scientists, and others.
Film funded by research Channel, The George Washington University, Maida Withers Dance Construction Company. Produced in the facilities of The George Washington University.
Copyright 2009, Maida Withers
All rights reserved
Dance of the Auroras - Fire in the Sky toured to Arkhangelsk and St. Petersburg, Russia in 2003.