Black Label Movement

Black Label Movement is a dance theater company creating wildly physical work that embraces risk and pushes boundaries.

In a unique collaboration, the company has paired dance with the sciences, using dancers and movement to examine scientific principles and theories in real time and at human scale. These collaborations are part of the Moving Cell Project and have developed into BLM performing in two popular TED Talks: A Modest Proposal and The Facts of Life.  This performance will feature A Modest Proposal - check out the Ted Talk video below!

This program will also feature the world premiere of BLM Artistic Director Carl Flink's Alleged Dances set to the electric string quartet John's Book of Alleged Dances by music innovator John Adams. The piece was commissioned by and will be played live by the musicians of The Bakken Trio, a premier Twin Cities chamber ensemble. The program also includes the Minnesota premiere of Flink's 2014 American Dance Festival commission, An Unkindness to Ravens.

The program reveals BLM's passionate commitment to collaboration with other dynamic artists and fields of study. The Bakken Trio is a nationally recongnzed force in contemporary classical music and BLM's Ted Talk is an example of the company's unique  partnerships with the TED organization and scientists.

To learn more about the Bakken Trio, visit

February 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Gorecki Family Theater, CSB

Purchase Tickets

$24, Senior $21, Faculty/Staff $14,
Student/Youth $10