Hello! Welcome to the May, 2022 edition of the Wicks Works newspaper. I am writing to announce an exciting new performance I am directing and an archive I helped with that is now live.
Upcoming Free Outdoor Performance:
Bay Area Discovery Museum & Helen Wicks Works present
Los Trompos: In Action
Public Performance June 11, 11:00 am
Circus-informed dance company Helen Wicks Works and Bay Area Discovery Museum will present a site-specific performance with Los Trompos,brightly woven spinning structures inspired by twirling tops designed by Mexico City-based creators Ignacio Cadena and Héctor Esrawe. The performance will engage an all-ages audience through apparatus-based acrobatic exploration. This event will mark the opening of Los Trompos, an experiential exhibitthat will be available to the public at the Bay Area Discovery Museum through early September. For tickets and visitor information, please visit bayareadiscoverymuseum.org.
Bottom photo by Abel Klainbaum. Los Trompos process at BADM will commence later this week. Images above are from the designers Cadena + Esrawe Studio's page on Archello.com.
About the Designers
More than six years ago, Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena established their interdisciplinary design firm E+C based in Mexico City. Esrawe is an award-winning industrial designer as well as a celebrated furniture, interior and product designer. Inspired by traditional Latin American design, architecture and folk art, Esrawe’s works are playful, sometimes humorous, and organic. Like Esrawe, Cadena is creative director of his own firm CADENA+ASOC. CONCEPT DESIGN with over 20 years experience. Cadena’s collaborative designs explore the boundaries between art and science. The ability to jump from one discipline to another turns his work into hybrid expressions that nurture one another.
I started to organize boxes of legacy artist Joanna Haigood's Zaccho Dance Theatre's archival footage in 2016. Thanks to a village of support, Haigood's revolutionary visions (made possible with brilliant collaborations between riggers, performing artists, and Zaccho's supportive community) are now available on the company Website. Take a look!
Images by Bryan Gibel Zaccho Dance Theatre's Love, a state of grace • February, 2022 • Grace Cathedral, SF
Helen Wicks Works performances create a collective space for societal healing. We invite viewers to access joy and liberation by integrating inquisitiveness, humor, and personal ancestral stories into athletic and spellbinding live performance.
HWW performs in outdoor public and community spaces, igniting the curiosities of multigenerational audiences to spark individuals’ imagination, collective envisioning, and spiritual relief throughout the ongoing pandemic. HWW sees performance as society’s medicine and aims to find and seize opportunities to make community and to perform.
Sandia Sexton, Ciarra D'Onofrio, Kate Hanes and Helen Wicks perform CLICK TRACKS the day the initial shelter in place was issued. HWW is currently raising funds to bring this show to audiences again soon. Photo by Robbie Sweeny