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.
Next Up: Thursday - Sunday, September 20 - 23, 2018 Helanius performs "A Bon Coeur" as part of "[UN]W.R.A.P.: Traversing Memory: Performing Resistance & Resilience," taking place at the Charlotte Irey Theatre at CU Boulder. Single Tickets on Sale Now! Click here to purchase tickets.
Sunday, September 23, 2018 Helanius presents "Laissez les bons temps rouler," FREE public art event taking place at Boulder Downtown Civic Area & Central Park. Click here for more information.
Saturday - Sunday, October 6 - 7, 2018 Helanius performs the world premiere of "A Bon Coeur," taking place at Dance Place in Washington, D.C. Tickets on Sale Now! Click here to purchase tickets.
Saturday - Sunday, October 13 - 14, 2018 The 2018 DUMBO Dance Festival in NYC presents Helanius' "Warning," a signature solo work performed by NYC-based dancer Stacie Cannon, taking place at Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY. Tickets on Sale Now! Click here to purchase tickets.
Helanius J. Wilkins is a proud member of Headlong's Incubated Artist program. www.headlong.org.
***Top photographic image by Sardar Aziz.
***Video: Trailer for new project, "A Bon Coeur," created by Roma Flowers.
***Bottom photographic image by David Dowling.
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