For Wilkins, the making of screendances is at once emergent, alive, and continually evolving. It is an organic extension of his art investigations and making that affords him an alternate platform for the creation of intermedia projects – projects resulting from the merging of a wide range of artistic disciplines, including film, video, music, design, and technology. Although film and video has long been a part of his work – one of his more notable screendance projects being 2008’s Caution, a project made in collaboration with Susannah Newman – the onset of a pandemic reality in spring 2020 ignited a renewed interest in the creation of projects that are meant to be witnessed and experienced as screendances, and projects not necessarily intended to be incorporated into live performance.

DIRT (2020)


Through the fusion of text, movement, layered visuals, and sound, this work presents a meditative exploration of identity and Blackness in a heightened time of unrest and uprisings fueled by issues of police brutality and systemic racism in America.


Concept, Direction, Text, & Performance Helanius J. Wilkins

Video Design, Direction, & Editing Roma Flowers

Original Sound Composition, Arrangement, & Performance Andy Hasenpflug


August 12, 2020 CU Denver’s Newman Center’s Midweek Boost, Local Spotlight


International Art Film Festival  (IAFFest)

2020, London, UK

kNOwBOX dance Film Festival

2020, Seoul, South Korea Premier

2020, Dallas, TX USA Premier

2021, Oaxaca, Mexico 

ScreenDance Miami Festival produced by Miami Light Project!

2021, Miami, FL USA

The 33rd Minimalen Short Film Festival

2021, Norway

Alabama Screendance Festival

2021, Birmingham, AL USA

GRRL HAUS CINEMA - Gimme 5 Series

2021, Cambridge, MA USA

Maryland Youth Ballet - Black History Month Virtual Performance Series

2021, Silver Spring, MD USA

Photometria In Motion

2021, Ioannina, Greece

New York World Film Festival

2021, New York, New York USA

Braga International Video Dance Festival

2021, Braga, Portugal



Alternative Film Festival Fall 2020

Short Category - Best North American Experimental

2020, Toronto, Canada


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