music with dance

“Ms. Donohue responded in movement while the composer Adam Cuthbert attended to two tables of electronic equipment, building a layered, thrumming soundscape. All three wore silver-and-red athletic gear.” The New York Times


w/ shawnbibledanceco.

manhattan movement & arts center
midtown, nyc
may 2016

wildflower


Improvisations at CUNY


Tides Project: North Pacific Gyre

Performance of work by Maura Nguyen Donohue
Music by Adam Cuthbert
Shakuhachi by Perry Yung
Incoming Tide (projection) shot by Lynn Thu Tun 

Costumes/Set/Props by Maura Donohue

Dancers: Kristina Dobosz, Maura Nguyen Donohue, Kirsten Flores-Davis, Graziella Murdocca, Gilbert Reyes, massima desire, Wang Chou Yeh

West End Theater for Women In Motion program Soaking WET, Friday 5/22/15

Shot by Zander Padget


w/ inmixedcompany

NY Theatre Workshop
east village, nyc
october 2014

West End Theater
upper west side, nyc
may 2015

Tides Project: Euphotic Zone

At New York Theater Workshop's Fourth St. Theater 10/25/14 with Adam Cuthbert (live mix in the booth), Video by David Gonville, Video mix by Maura Donohue (using Isadora software). Performance by Peggy Cheng, Kristina Dobosz, Kirsten Flores-Davis, Graziella Murdocca and Zander Padget. Shot by Erin Cella.

w/ Zander Padget

Onishi Project,
chelsea, nyc
july 2014

summer garden

A contemporary dancer and video artist interested in the intersection of body and technology, Zander Padget mapped physical space through movement and sound, using music and motion to relate his body to the paintings, sculptures, and people in the room. He awoke and engaged the audience’s neglected senses, particularly touch, in this space of art display.


w/ Dance in the Annex

weathly theatre
east town, grand rapids
may 2014

trip the light/kiss the sky

Presented by Founders Brewing Co., TRIP THE LIGHT is Grand Rapids’ original modern dance and multimedia concert, featuring live music composed by local musicians of all genres.


w/ inmixedcompany

roulette,
downtown brooklyn
october 2013

zero…sixty

zero…sixty examines accelerative gestures in movement and music within varying temporal frameworks in a collective creation. 60 seconds to 60 years in 60 minutes.

inmixedcompany: Maura Donohue, David Capps, Peggy Cheng, Timothy Edwards, Gilbert Reyes

New York Public Library: Adam Cuthbért, David Broome, Joe Tucker

Nami Studios (video): David Gonville


w/ inmixedcompany

la mama etc,
east village, nyc
may 2012

present.tense (progressive) 

“MS. DONOHUE RESPONDED IN MOVEMENT WHILE THE COMPOSER ADAM CUTHBERT ATTENDED TO TWO TABLES OF ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, BUILDING A LAYERED, THRUMMING SOUNDSCAPE. ALL THREE WORE SILVER-AND-RED ATHLETIC GEAR.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

present.tense (progressive) is a “solo” work conceived, scored and performed by Maura Nguyen Donohue in collaboration with sound composer Adam Cuthbért and movement composer Aretha Aoki. Inspired by Yvonne Meier’s score-based work, present.tense (progressive) is an examination of immediacy in exchange and response systems between 3 artists on stage. Each night, Donohue, in movement, and Cuthbért, in sound, enacted selections from a range of movement scores and sound arrangements that Aoki determined and declared in a contest of authorship. present.tense (progressive) considers evolving states of being within rapidly changing categories of ongoing movement that result in a collaborative creation out of autonomous actions.