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Carl Flink at A Brighter U

Learn more about Flink's research and creative work
January 26, 2017

Department of Theatre Arts & Dance

A professor of dance and artistic director of the dance company Black Label Movement (BLM), Carl Flink and BLM's awards include two 2016 Regional Emmy Award nominations, a 2016 MN Sage Award nomination, being named to the 2015 Twin Cities StarTribune Best of MN, a 2014 MN Dance Community Sage Award, 2008 and 2012 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Choreography, and 2010 and 2012 MN Ivey Awards.Featured in Dance Magazine's January 2014 issue, Flink’s dancemaking is recognized for its intense athleticism, daring, and humanistic themes.  

Flink's ongoing collaboration with biomedical engineer David Odde called The Moving Cell Project (MCP) recently conducted a residency at the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, India in May 2015, as well as, 2012 and 2013 residencies at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. These residencies focused on MCP's ongoing development of its "bodystorming" research technique. MCP has also generated 4 TED Talks including "A Modest Proposal: Dance v. Powerpoint" created with Science Magazine correspondent John Bohannon featured on

Watch a video of Flink describing his work as an artist-in-residence with the Bell Museum (0:57)