The Kennedy Center

Edgeworks Dance Theater


EDGEWORKS Dance Theater (EDT), founded by award-winning choreographer and Artistic Director Helanius J. Wilkins, is Washington DC's premier all male contemporary dance company of predominately African-American men. EDT aims to break down stereotypes through dance, utilizing a spectrum of performances, 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. EDT has performed throughout the United States including venues in Arizona, Pennsylvania, New York, Iowa, Washington DC, and in Massachusetts at Jacobs' Pillow Dance Festival; and internationally in Lithuania and Scotland. 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.
Edgeworks Dance Theater