THE CONVERSATION SERIES:
Stitching the Geopolitical Quilt to Re-Body Belonging
2020 - PRESENT
EPISODE #1 AVAILABLE FOR TOURING
Anticipated Premiere: 2023/2024
Rejecting finite points/products, The Conversation Series: Stitching the Geopolitical Quilt to Re-body Belonging is a dance-based geopolitical “quilt”, stitching together uncertain relentless trajectories to disrupt the erasure of silenced stories. An inter- and multimedia, multi-year project that will result in four media outcomes, it will make tools/toys/relationships to build paths (in a non-colonizing fashion) towards/through justice/equitable landscapes.
A male duet Wilkins is developing and performing with Avery Ryder Turner, this work preferences the value of bodies coexisting - sharing weight and responsibility, dancing to become better ancestors. As we travel to make and share this work, we will stitch together a dance-quilt to broaden our understandings of what it means to be American and sew ourselves together anew.
The Conversation Series is a byproduct of Multiscapes and emerges out of a creative process that spanned nearly two years.
Concept & Direction Helanius J. Wilkins
Choreography Helanius J. Wilkins (Movement vocabulary created in collaboration with Avery Ryder Turner)
Original Sound Score Composition, Arrangement, & Performance Andy Hasenpflug
Screendance Cinematography & Original Sound Score Composition & Performance Watcheye Studios l Carlos Flores
Documentary Cinematography Thom Stromer
Technical Direction, Lighting Design, & Set Design Iain Court
Technology Design & Programming (interactive technology) Peter Gyory
Additional Collaborators to be announced.
Looking for: Presenting Partners, Funders, Touring Opportunities