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.




The short film DIRT has been selected to screen at the kNOwBOXdance Film Festival - NBFF 2020


September 30, 2020

Unapologetically Bridging Art & Social Justice

"Unapologetically Bridging Art & Social Justice" is part of Dialogues on Art and Social Justice, a series sponsored by the Boulder County Arts Alliance and CU Boulder’s Office for Outreach and Engagement, brings together Black, Indigenous and Latinx artists from campus and the community.

CU Boulder Assistant Professor of Dance Helanius J. Wilkins and Holly Bass, a performance and visual artist, writer and director from Washington, D.C. will discuss how their identities and experiences shape their performance practices rooted in resilience and resistance.

5:30pm - 6:45 MST

Virtual via Zoom

August 14-16, 2020

Boulder Arts Outdoors: A Socially-Distanced Drive-In Performance Pop-Up

Helanius performs new solo work as part of this socially distanced drive-in performance pop-up. Boulder Arts Outdoors creates an opportunity for gathering to experience the performing arts live. 

Each evening will feature a different lineup of Boulder performers. Can't decide program to attend? Come to all of them! 

Tickets: $20

6:30 - 8pm MST Nightly

Gerald Stazio Softball Fields - Parking Lot

2445 Stazio Dr, Boulder, CO 80301



Supported by: Fiscal Sponsorship for Helanius J. Wilkins is made possible by the Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA)


Photography (unless otherwise specified) by Christopher Michael Carruth. Copyright 2019.

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