EDGEWORKS Dance Theater (EDT) 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, Washington DC, and in Massachusetts at Jacobs' Pillow Dance Festival; and internationally in Lithuania and Scotland. While 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.
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EDT's Helanius J. Wilkins was featured on the cover of the April 23, 2009 issue of DC's Metro Weekly. Read the article.
MAKING MOVES: Wilkins uses dance to break down stereotypes Featured article in April 5, 2009 issue of Lafayette, Louisiana's The Daily Advertiser. Read the article.
After the 2007 Metro DC Dance Awards, the Washington Post headline read "Top Awards Center on Edgeworks". Read the article.