Helen Wicks Works combines dance and socio-political perspectives in circus-informed aerial performance. HWW performs in outdoor public and community spaces, igniting the imagination of multigenerational audiences to spark individuals’ imagination, collective envisioning, and spiritual relief throughout the pandemic. HWW sees performance as society’s medicine and aims to find and seize opportunities to make community and to perform.
HWW brings historical context to the present moment through an anthropological lens, presenting the research-driven content and ancestral stories through athletic spectacle performance that is contagious with perseverance, fearlessness, and humility.
Helen Wicks Works aims to inspire critical thinking into the consumption of entertainment sourcing material from Vaudeville, early cinema, and historical representations of news to inspire audiences to question how we inhabit and engage with current media and news.
With the goal to inspire intellectual engagement with social commentary, HWW brings together different artists — dancers, circus artists, filmmakers, sculptors, technologists, and AI — all working together to uncover propaganda in media and entertainment.
HWW performances create a collective space for societal healing. We invite viewers to access happiness and liberation by integrating curiosity, humor, and personal ancestral stories into athletic and spellbinding live performance.