Carl Flink

HIT + The Moving Cell Project

Carl Flink's Black Label Movement (BLM) performs "HIT," an intensely physical piece inspired by an unlikely collaboration between Flink and biomedical engineer David Odde of the University of Minnesota. Flink and Odde share a fascination with catastrophe and collaborated on The Moving Cell Project where BLM movers served as physical models for molecules within a cell.

Black Label Movement’s Artistic Director Carl Flink teams up with University of Minnesota biomedical engineer David Odde for The Moving Cell Project, an unlikely collaboration that has proven to be mutually beneficial. Using dancers to model the behavior of molecules within a cell, Odde and his colleagues are able to quickly test theories and communicate their ideas more effectively with each other and with the greater public. Flink and his Black Label Movement (BLM) dance company have, in turn, translated this experience into an intensely physical performance piece entitled HIT. Minnesota Music in this Segment: Greg Brosofske Savage Aural Hotbed HIT was underwritten by the American Composers Forum’s Live Music for Dance Minnesota program in partnership with New Music USA, with matching funds provided by the McKnight Foundation. Special Thanks Caitlin Hammel Emily Tubman Mat Terwilliger Michele Blanchard Greg Brosofske Additional Footage Courtesy of: Bob Hammel BLM Company Members: Laura Selle Virtucio Bryan James Godbout Edward Oroyan Megan Mcclellan

Air Date 5/3/14

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