Black Label Movement

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

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Black Label Movement (BLM) is a dance theater company creating wildly physical work that embraces risk and pushes boundaries.  BLM was named the Outstanding Ensemble by the 2014 Minnesota Sage Awards, the annual awards event of the Minnesota Dance Community.

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 features the world premiere of BLM Artistic Director Carl Flink's Alleged Dances, commissioned and performed by the nationally recognized musicians of Minneapolis' Bakken Trio consortium to enhance and illuminate John's Book of Alleged Dances, an electrified quartet by the famous musical innovator John Adams. Also premiering will be An Unkindness of Ravens, Flink's edgy commission from the 2014 American Dance Festival. 

The program reveals BLM's passionate commitment to collaboration with other dynamic artists and fields of study. The Bakken Trio is a nationally recognized 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