Black Label Movement
Dance Magazine recently described Carl Flink's Black Label Movement as combining “intense physicality with sophisticated structuring.” -January 2012. BLM’s 5th Minnesota season, Visceral, exemplifies that description. It includes the world premiere of Flink's Canary, a surreal view of a dance hall in the bottomline of a mine shaft and the Twin Cities’ premiere of his quartet HIT, a powerful exploration of the technique of actual impact between BLM movers. Both new works feature original music by Twin Cities’ composer Greg Brosofske. The season also includes the North American premiere of our viral internet hit A Modest Proposal with special guest John Bohannon first seen at the 2011 TEDx Brussels. Reasonable estimates now place the number of views of A Modest Proposal at over 1,000,000! A loose play on 18th century satirist Jonathan Swift’s famous essay of the same name, the presentation makes the call for greater collaboration between dance artists and scientists while taking some well aimed shots at the ubiquitous use of Powerpoint presentations, United States funding priorities, and the low social value generally placed on dancers by our society.
The program will also present Flink’s 2010 solo For She, his 2005 A Duet for Wreck performed by Emilie Plauché Flink and Flink, and audience favorite "This Bleeding Heart . . .”.
BLM is a professional movement theater company based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN dedicated to exploring Carl Flink’s uniquely athletic and ballistic approach to choreography and the pursuit of new applications of dance to the human experience.