Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet Performance Preview
Sat, Nov 12, 6:45 - 7:30 pm
Sun, Nov 13, 1:45 - 2:30 pm
Solera Restaurant, 3rd floor Catalonia Room
900 Hennepin Avenue, next to the Orpheum Theatre
*Special guest appearance: Tara Birtwhistle, featured as the Queen of Hearts in Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Wonderland
Northrop 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.
Since moving 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.
Emilie holds 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.