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"...He spent two decades wrestling with identity, public and private, of black men. Now in A Bon Coeur he digs deep into his roots."

- Lisa Traiger, D.C. DanceWatcher, Washington, DC

"...a remarkable performer..exhilarating conceptual work." 

- Wallace Chappell, / 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


Local Stories: "Meet Helanius J. Wilkins: Choreographer, Performance Artist, Educator, & Activist." ShoutOut Colorado, 15 December 2020.


McCort, Kalene. "Boulder Arts Outdoors Reunites Famed Local Creatives for Packed Weekend Drive-in Event." Boulder Daily Camera, 6 August 2020.

Leytham-Powell, Cay. "Public Art Event Lets the Good Times Roll in Boulder." Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine, University of Boulder Colorado. 14 September 2018.


Traiger, Lisa. Review: "Dancing While a Black Man." D.C. DanceWatcher, 17 December 2017.

Jackson, George. Review: "Metabolisms: Persistent, Eroding, Human.", 30 November 2017.

Perron, Wendy. "Dancing the Resistance: 3 Shows Tackling #BlackLivesMatter and Beyond." Dance Magazine, December 2017 issue.

Peterson, Kacie. "REVIEW: Helanius J. Wilkins Presents a Preview of 'A Bon Coeur' at Atlas Intersections." Dance Metro DC, March 2017.


Westerkamp, Rick. “/CLOSE/R by EDGEWORKS Dance Theater at Intersections at Atlas.” DC Metro Theatre Arts, 8 March 2013,


Chappell, Wallace. “Review: Edgeworks founder brings mixed bag of dance, theatrics to CSPS.” Hoopla Now, 9 November 2012,


Nollen, Diana. “Edgeworks: Artist turns inward to find the cutting edge of dance:

Wilkins bringing his 2012 solo work to CSPS in Cedar Rapids.” HooplaNow (The Gazette), 8 November 2012,


Mattingly, Kate. “letting go.” Dancers In Dialogue,  17 September 2012,


Oreste, Cecile. “EDGEWORKS Dance Theater Presents /CLOSE/R at Dance Place.” The Pink Line Project, 3 September 2012,


Marks, Peter. “Passing Strange at Studio 2nd Stage: A Tasty Musical Treat, Even Without Stew.” The Washington Post, 20 July 2010,,1156119.html#critic-review

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