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

March 11, 2022

NCCAkron Residency:
21st Century Dance Practices and Inside the Dancer's Studio

RSVP Required.

 

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM EST

 

Studio 194 of Guzzetta Hall on The University of Akron campus

228 E Buchtel Ave, Akron, OH 44325, USA

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. 

Support Boulder Outdoor Arts by Donating Here

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


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

June 22 - 26, 2022

Lafayette, CO Arts & Cultural Resources Dept. / The Collective Community Arts Center Artist Residency

Helanius J. Wilkins (Dancer/Choreographer /Educator) and duet-partner A. Ryder Turner (Dancer/Community-Engagements Co-Facilitator) are working with Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department in an Artist Residency in Lafayette April 6 – June 26, 2022.

 

This is part of an ongoing art and social justice-based work called The Conversations Series: Stitching the Geopolitical Quilt to Re-Body Belonging. With support made possible through a Colorado Creates Creative Corps ARP grant from Colorado Creative Industries with support by the National Endowment for the Arts and an Arts in Society grant. This work is nationwide and will include Lafayette as well as several Colorado communities.

All events are FREE. Registration is strongly encouraged. 

 

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June 6 - 18, 2022

Acadiana Center for the Arts Dance Residency

Helanius J. Wilkins (Dancer/ Choreographer/Educator) and duet-partner A. Ryder Turner (Dancer/Community-Engagements Co-Facilitator) are working with Acadiana Center for the Arts in partnership with Basin Arts in an Artist Residency in Lafayette June 6 – June 18.

This is part of an ongoing art and social justice-based work called The Conversations Series: Stitching the Geopolitical Quilt to Re-Body Belonging. With support made possible through a National Endowment for the Arts grant.

All events are FREE. Registration is strongly encouraged. 

 

CLICK Learn More to get a full schedule of activities and locations.

March 11, 2022

NCCAkron Residency:
21st Century Dance Practices and Inside the Dancer's Studio

RSVP Required.

 

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM EST

 

Studio 194 of Guzzetta Hall on The University of Akron campus

228 E Buchtel Ave, Akron, OH 44325, USA

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. 

Support Boulder Outdoor Arts by Donating Here

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


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

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