CHOREOGRAPHER. 

PERFORMANCE ARTIST. 

INNOVATOR.

Wilkins's creative research and projects are rooted in the interconnections of American contemporary performance, cultural history, and identities of Black men. His projects examine the raced dancing body and the ways that ritual can access forms of knowledge. Intrigued by ideas about indeterminacy in creative process and performance, he approaches performance and pedagogy as means of re-framing perspectives, creative practices, and technical training. In his intermedia collaborations he works with artists from a wide range of disciplines, including film, video, and design.

HELANIUS

J. WILKINS

AWARD SPOTLIGHT

The short film DIRT has won

Best Experimental Short Film at the New York World Film Festival

OFFICIAL WINNER - New York World Film Fe

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 22 - August 6, 2021

Boulder Arts Outdoors

Helanius performs in the July 29th lineup.  Performance will include a new duet with Avery Ryder Turner as well as a reprise of Untitled Meditation, a solo he premiered as part of Boulder Arts Outdoors' (BAO) inaugural August 2020 event.

 

During August and September of 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Boulder Arts Outdoors created a safe platform for live performance with two packed drive-in performance series that presented 25 acts and 79 local artists. Inaugural BAO performances featured Latin American folk music, contemporary dance, Indigenous music and dance, classical ballet, djembe drumming, samba dance and music, bluegrass, chamber music, and more. In 2021, Boulder Arts Outdoors is thrilled to carry its mission forward and to continue celebrating the region's unique, culturally diverse voices and award-winning performers. 

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7pm-8:30pm Nightly;
doors and concessions open at 6:00pm


Glen Huntington Bandshell in Boulder’s Civic Area, Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302

March 10, 2021

Emerging Masculinities: Evolving Beyond Toxic Conventions, Binaries and Paradigms - A Grounded Knowledge Panel

A Grounded Knowledge Panel™ (GKP) through the Center for Teaching & Learning mediated by Donna Mejia (Associate Professor, Department of Theatre & Dance and CTL Faculty Fellow) and Valerie Joseph (AEMES Mentoring Coordinator, Smith College).

This event will be a public conversation by a small group of people who have realistic, authentic and personal experience and understanding of a particular topic or question. While the Grounded Knowledge Panelists converse among themselves, the audience members (“witnesses” in the GKP model) observe the discussion, thus both groups — panelists and witnesses — bring a distinctive power and depth to the experience of speaking and listening.

8pm - 9:15pm EST/ 7pm - 8:15pm CST / 6pm - 7:15pm MST / 5pm - 6:15pm PST

Virtual via Zoom

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HELANIUS