Hey New Yorkers, go see this!
I have a bias because Helanius Wilkins is my teacher, but he is truly a heartbreakingly beautiful dancer. I saw Cold Case last year and was blown away by the athleticism, beauty and grace of the dancers (particularly Helanius) in this politically and emotionally charged piece. If anyone goes, please let me know about the determining factor. This has not yet been previewed here in DC.

EDGEWORKS Dance Theater Announces
Performance at Alvin Ailey Studios sitting trio

January 12, 2008

New York, NY

Washington, DC — EDGEWORKS Dance Theater (EDT) Founder and Artistic Director Helanius J. Wilkins announces the Company’s participation in the Mason/Rhynes Productions showcase at the Alvin Ailey Studios on Saturday, January 12th from 8-10pm. The Company’s work will be performed between 8 and 8:30 pm, and will include excerpts from Helanius’s critically-acclaimed, award-winning Cold Case project. (Ailey Studios is located at 455 W. 55th St, New York, NY.)¬† The presentation will also feature a preview of the Company’s newest work, the determining factor.

This performance is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary.

For more information, please visitwww.mason-rhynes.org.

About Helanius J. Wilkins – EDGEWORKS Dance Theater

EDGEWORKS Dance Theater (EDT) is Washington DC’s first-ever all male contemporary dance ensemble of predominately African-American men. EDT aims to break down stereotypes through dance, utilizing a spectrum of performance, choreographic and teaching styles, reflecting the diversity of experiences and perspectives of both its members and guest artists. Through its mission, EDT provides a variety of arts education services and programming to the public. EDT’s current repertory includes the works of Artistic Director Helanius J. Wilkins as well as works by Earl Mosley, Kevin Wynn, Troy Powell, and Robert Moses among others. EDT has performed throughout the United States including venues in Arizona, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington DC, and in Massachusetts at Jacobs’ Pillow Dance Festival.

Encompassing physical extremes, EDT’s body of performance work is both dynamic and diverse. While pushing boundaries, it simultaneously challenges and affirms societal perceptions of male identity, revealing strength and vulnerability. For more information, visit EDT’s website at www.hjwEdgeworks.org.