"...He spent two decades wrestling with identity, public and private, of black men. Now in Au Bon Coeur he digs deep into his roots."
-Lisa Traiger, D.C. DanceWatcher, Washington, DC
"...a remarkable performer..exhilarating conceptual work."
-Wallace Chappell, Hooplanow.com / The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, IA
"Through his use of repetition in movement and a genius blend of subtle and harsh gestural movements, he creates a solid choreographic base for the work."
-Rick Westerkamp, DC Metro Arts, Washington, DC
"Enhanced by Helanius J. Wilkins's buoyant choreography, songs such as 'Welcome to Amsterdam' and 'May Day' unfold now like bona fide production numbers."
-Peter Marks, The Washington Post, Washington, DC
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Marks, Peter. “Passing Strange at Studio 2nd Stage: A Tasty Musical Treat, Even Without Stew.” The Washington Post, 20 July 2010, http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/performing-arts/passing-strange,1156119.html#critic-review
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