March 6, 2021
RAD Fest - The Dance of Social Justice
1:30pm - 3pm EST
Virtual via Zoom
Helanius offers a talk on his work on bridging the arts and social justice, and practices rooted in resilience and resistance. The talk will be followed by a Q & A.
This talk of part of the 2021 virtual RAD Fest. Tickets can be purchased at midwestradfest.org.
March 10, 2021
Emerging Masculinities: Evolving Beyond Toxic Conventions, Binaries and Paradigms - A Grounded Knowledge Panel
6pm - 7:15pm MST
Virtual via Zoom
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.
September 30, 2020
Unapologetically Bridging Art & Social Justice
5:30 - 6:45pm MST
Virtual via Zoom
"Unapologetically Bridging Art & 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.
This is a free event, but donations of $5, $10, or $15 are much appreciated.
Helanius premieres Dirt, a new dance for camera project in collaboration with visual designer and video editor, Roma Flowers, and featuring an original sound score composed and performed by Andy Hasenpflug. Through the fusion of text, movement, layered visuals, and sound, this work explores identity and Blackness in a heightened time of unrest and uprisings fueled by issues of police brutality and systemic racism in America.
Watch the Trailer Here
August 14-16, 2020
Boulder Arts Outdoors: A Socially-Distanced Drive-In Performance Pop-Up
6:30 - 8pm MST Nightly
Gerald Stazio Softball Fields - Parking Lot
2445 Stazio Dr, Boulder, CO 80301
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!
Support Boulder Outdoor Arts by Donating Here
MAY 18, 2020
Movement Research at the Judson Church [POSTPONED]
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square S New York, NY 10012
Helanius performs a work-in-progress that centers a male duet exploring uncertainty and vulnerability in order to expose landing places for connectivity and reflection.This sneak peek of new material will be presented as part of Movement Research at the Judson Church in NYC.
This FREE performance is one night only. Stay tuned for the rescheduling of this performance.
MARCH 5-6, 2020
ATLAS Blackbox Theatre,
University of Colorado Boulder
Helanius performs the premiere of "Multiscapes,” an immersive and interactive performance installation that explores uncertainty and intimacy, taking place at the ATLAS Blackbox Theatre on the campus of CU Boulder. “Multiscapes” is a triptych that journeys from human connection to deconstruction to the act of rebuilding is presented through the melding of choreography, technology, design, and sound.
Reservations are required due to limited admission.
FEBURARY 7-8, 2020
University Dance Theatre,
University Center for the Arts,
Colorado State University
Helanius performs new work as part of "BODY/SPEAK," taking place at the University Dance Theatre, University Center for the Arts, on the campus of Colorado State University in Ft. Collins.