Fri, 03/08/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Where |Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE
About This Event
Conceived, choreographed, and performed by Helanius J. Wilkins, /CLOSE/R, emerges from a place of fear and flight. This evening-length solo project exposes Wilkins in his naked truth through a process of shedding. /CLOSE/R marks a departure from his past works for his all-male EDGEWORKS Dance Theater by returning to the solo form. Inspired in part by notions of what is uncomfortable, Wilkins navigates his way from questions to statements while exploring newfound personal realizations of dance. This piece fuses lighting design, video technology, movement, and text through the subtle intimacy of humor.
/CLOSE/R marks a shift in Wilkins’ creative process. Rather than beginning with choreography or the creation of set movements, he is allowing his own bodily actions and sensory engagement to guide the process as well as the performance. The result is an ever-changing and indeterminate journey that is different for each iteration. The performance not only gives an audience a glimpse into a new way of molding movement, but also informs Wilkins’ own deepening of ways in which our senses guide knowledge production.
/CLOSE/R includes brief nudity and some profanity. For mature audiences only.