"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.
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.
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.