The Conversation Series

The Conversation Series

Sep 12-14, 2024

The Conversation Series

This collaborative, immersive work, performed by two men with different racial and cultural backgrounds, is an ongoing and always shifting dance-quilt, confronting and celebrating heritage, resilience, justice and hope. Activating technologies of the body, tools and toys in a non-colonizing fashion, this work centers belonging as a way to disrupt the erasure of silenced stories and forge paths towards justice/equitable landscapes. The Conversation Series: Stitching the Geopolitical Quilt to Re-Body Belonging is a dynamic intersection of contemporary dance, performance art, technology (video and interactive gaming), music, fashion and design.

This premiere performance will feature sections inspired by conversations with Colorado state residents between 2021 and 2024 during community programs and workshops organized in collaboration with The Collective Community Arts Gallery (Lafayette), Mi Chantli Art & Movement Sanctuary (Boulder), CU Boulder (Boulder), Dance Initiative and the LaunchPad (Carbondale), University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Visual and Performing Arts (Colorado Springs), Lafayette Youth Advisory Commission (LYAC) (Lafayette), and RedLine Contemporary Arts Center (Denver). Each performance will be followed by Q & A sessions with the artist and special guests. This event is the feature program for the annual (un)WRAP series.

This performance premiere is made possible in part by Visit Boulder and Create Boulder.

Photo credit: Photography courtesy of Paul Kieu.  Used with permission. ©2023

Performance dates and times

Thursday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m.
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Buying options and discounts

Save 15-20% with season tickets, available in Choice 4+ or Choice 6+. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10-60%), youth ($5 tickets), seniors ($2 off), and CU Boulder students and employees (25%). Learn more 

Single tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 19. Remind me

Care Statement:
The artist recognizes that art can provoke. This care statement is offered as an action to support an atmosphere of mutual respect and sensitivity by informing audiences that the program includes references to violence and the sound of gunshots.


​***All photography and video recording are strictly prohibited for the duration of the program.


Helanius J. Wilkins


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