Ballet Performance Preview
Fri, Mar 23,
6:45 - 7:30 pm
Sat, Mar 24,
6:45 - 7:30 pm
Restaurant, 3rd floor Catalonia Room
Avenue, next to the Orpheum Theatre
Dance presents its 2011-12 Performance Preview Series led by husband-and-wife
team, Carl Flink and Emilie Plauchè Flink. Each preview will include special
background information the artists and company, and may include interviews with
choreographers and dancers and special dance aficionados and experts from the
community. Drinks and light snacks are available for purchase beginning 30
minutes prior to the preview.
Carl Flink and Emilie Plauchè Flink
were both members and soloists with the Limón Dance Company based in New
York City, Emilie from 1988-1999 and Carl from 1992 - 1999. With Limón, the couple became known for
their powerful duet performances in the work of Limón and other choreographers
including Donald McKayle, Phyllis Lamhut, and Garth Fagan.
to the Twin Cities, the couple founded the highly athletic movement theater
called Black Label Movement (www.blacklabelmovement.com) that will perform as
part of the new Cowles Center inaugural season February 10-12, 2012. Carl
received a 2008 McKnight Fellowship for Choreography and Emilie a 2010 McKnight
Fellowship for Dance. As an independent choreographer, Emilie has completed
commissions for San José State University, The Carlisle Project, Roger Williams
University, Chattanooga Ballet, Of Moving Colors Dance Company, Baton Rouge
Ballet, and Minnesota's Springboard Dance Company. Dance programs and arts
institutions across the United States have presented or commissioned Carl's
choreography including the Bates Dance Festival in Maine, Minnesota Orchestra,
University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Stanford University, University of
Iowa, Mount Holyoke College, Brigham Young University, the Chicago based Same
Planet Different World, Carleton College, and Roger Williams University.
Carl is also
the Chair and Nadine Jette Sween Professor of Dance with the University of
Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance.
a B.F.A. degree in dance from the Julliard School, and Carl holds a J.D. from
Stanford Law School and a B.A. in Political Science and Women's Studies from
the University of Minnesota. They are the proud parents of three wonderful
daughters, Willa, Freyja, and Iris.