7 Jul 2024

Helen Wicks


Dear community,

Happy July! 

Helen Wicks Works has launched our month-long residency in Project Artaud's Space 124. 

We are in the depths of developing multiple new works as well as re-visiting some work from the past. 


You're invited to a public showing:
Power Plays

July 26th & 27th at 7:30 at Space 124 

a project space in Project Artaud, SF 

The show will include: 


  • A premier of Project AeriALL - a new partnership between Glamputee and Helen Wicks that reimagines accessibility in aerial dance through adaptive rigging, thought partnership, mutual learning and support. 
  • Run On - an interactive solo dance by Erin Yen which honors her late grandmother Honey, explores diverse perspectives within storytelling, and questions the cyclical ways in which people communicate.
  • Radio Vision - A new solo choreographed and performed by Helen Wicks that explores the first visual broadcast (1925) coined as Radiovision. The piece will be accompanied by an original score by Simon Linsteadt that follows influential and under-recognized music composition teacher Nadia Boulanger’s influence on students like Igor Stravinksy, Quincy Jones, Phillip Glass and many others.
  • And more! 

Tickets Here
(It will be small audiences so get your tickets ASAP!)

For more info: helenwicks.com/powerplays

This venue is ADA accessible.

Space 124 is on the ground floor venue with ramp enterance.

There are two enterances/exits to the venue.

Windows will be open to support maximum air flow.

All gender restrooms on same level as venue.

ASL Interpretation is available if requested by July 11.

There will not be audio description.

This is a chemical scent and fragrance free event.

Masking is welcome but not required.

Please do not attend if you don't feel well or have symptoms of illness.


Pre-show access coordinator Helen Wicks, for inquires: wicks.helen@gmail.com

Save the date! Mark your calendar!

Coming August 17:

Baby Lady & The Ham

at Fort Mason's Gateway Pavilion as part of SF Aerial Arts Festival 

for more info zaccho.org 

Baby Lady and the Ham is a new duet by performers Saharla Vetsch and Helen Wicks that uses a counterweight pulley system to explore interdependence, mutual support, and power in vertical space. The work brings together individual performers’ intersectionalities while characters grapple with a desire for individual power. While we navigate a current political world in which narratives continue to divide, this aerial dance brings visual representation to the inevitable interconnectedness and ripple effect of choices and actions. Baby Lady and the Ham is rooted in a desire to shift individual power towards a shared, mutually supportive, and abundant collective humanity.

We got the grant! 

We are excited to announce that we received Dancers' Group CA$H Grant. This grant will support Helen Wicks and Glamputee/Alex Locust's new partnership, Project AeriALL. 
Alex/Glamputee in rehearsal at Space 124!

HWW is 3k away from our fundraising campaign goal. Thank you to all who have supported so far! 

 In honor of 10 years 
We are raising $10,000

We are seeking your support because we are actively developing new works and are reaching out to YOU to help fully realize the potential of performance.  We will continue to expand these new premiers beyond this summer season.  You can help us grow!

Your tax-deductable donation goes directly to:
  • Space Rentals - for rehearsal spaces and performance venues
  • Artist Fees - That's right folks! Paying performing artists, composers, riggers, lighting designers, costume designers and more.
  • Documentation so that we can continue to share our work with broad audiences, continue to apply for funding, and continue to be part of the international network of vertical aerial dance and performance innovators

$5 - Every pebble affects the ocean 
$50 - 2 hours rehearsal space rental
$150 - 1 harness for a Wicks Works collaborator 
$500 - one day of rehearsal fees to develop new work in residency this summer

Give Here to Help Us Grow
Tax Deductible Donation

In Case You Missed It

HWW's most recent Choreography Reel
Edit by Clio Gevirtz 
Select work made in collaboration with performers:
Ciarra D'Onofrio, Kate Hanes, Sandia Sexton, Lindsay Leonard, Saharla Vetsch, Helen Wicks 
And a many thanks to Aaron Goldstein for logo designs! 
Feel free to reach out with any thoughts or questions.

Over and out!

Helen and the Wicks Works team 
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