Fri, Mar 11|
Summit Lake Trail
Walking Tour with Helanius J. Wilkins: Summit Lake Trail
Join choreographer Helanius J. Wilkins (Boulder, CO) for a walking tour in downtown Akron to explore ideas around belonging, community, and reconnection to the land.
Time & Location
Mar 11, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Summit Lake Trail, 380 W Crosier St, Akron, OH 44311, USA
About the Event
Boulder, CO-based choreographer Helanius J Wilkins will be in residence at NCCAkron the week of March 6. His current choreographic research includes going on walks in public spaces and as a Black man in this country today unpacking/reclaiming/restitching the concept of 'belonging.' He would like to invite Akronites to join him on these walks while he's in residence here. This community connecting and embodied research will inform a larger project NCCAkron is supporting with Helanius called The Conversation Series: Stitching the Geopolitical Quilt to Re-Body Belonging. You can read more about Helanius' project here.
On Friday, March 11, join Helanius for a walking tour of the Summit Lake Trail. Summit Lake was made by glaciers thousands of years ago and was used as a highway by Indigenous peoples. It was home to amusement parks and industry from the turn of the 20th century until the late 1950s, when pollution forced its closure. (Source: Carl Bachtel, WKYC.)
This community event is free.
This event takes place outdoors. Please wear apparel and shoes suitable for walking, and bring a bottle of water.
In the event of a weather cancellation, we will contact you by no later than noon on the day of the walking tour.
Image: Summit Lake Trail.