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Dirt by Helanius J. Wilkins & Roma Flowers

kNOwBOX dance Film Festival 2020

Official Selection Filmmaker Spotlight

Dirt by Helanius J. Wilkins & Roma Flowers


Boulder, Colorado, USA & Fort Worth, Texas, USA

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.

Helanius J. Wilkins, Director, an award-winning choreographer, performance artist, innovator, and educator, has choreographed and directed over 60 works. He is based in Boulder, CO where he is Associate Chair and an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Roma Flowers, Director/Editor is an award -winning lighting and projection designer, video artist and filmmaker. A recent project, Helanius J. Wilkins' A Bon Coeur, featured an immersive projection design, for which Roma was the recipient of a Knight of Illumination Award (KOI-USA). Currently, Roma is a faculty member of TCU’s School for Classical & Contemporary Dance.



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