A Dance Artist’s Journey:
How I Discovered Art is a Necessity, Not a Luxury – featuring Carl Flink
When: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Campus Club, 403 Coffman Memorial Union
Tickets: $25.99 ($12.95 for students); reservations required at 612-626-7788.
Who: Carl Flink, associate dance professor at the University of Minnesota, and a prominent figure in the Twin Cities dance community, will present on dance in the Twin Cities and at the University.
Presented by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Campus Club.
5:00 p.m. Social hour
5:30 p.m. Dinner seating begins
6:00 p.m. Presentation
- Salad of Winter Greens, Roasted Root Vegetables (sunchokes, parsnips, beets), Mushrooms and Locust Lane, Minnesota Marquette Verjus Vinaigrette
- Braised Chicken and Lamb with Olives, Prunes and Capers
- Cannelloni with Artichokes, Kale, Ricotta and Roasted Tomato Sauce
- Braised Heirloom Beans with Local Squash
- Fennel Pound cake with Citrus and Yogurt
About Carl Flink
Carl Flink is the Nadine Jette-Sween Professor of Dance and Chair of the University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance. He’s also the founder and artistic director of the Twin Cities-based movement theater, Black Label Movement. Flink’s dancemaking is recognized for its intense athleticism, daring risk taking, and humanistic themes.
Institutions that have presented or commissioned his choreography include the Bates Dance Festival, TED, TEDx Brussels, TEDMED, Theater Latté Da, the Chicago Humanities Festival, the Minnesota Orchestra, Company C Contemporary Ballet, Same Planet Different World.
Flink’s grants and awards include among others: 2012 and 2008 McKnight Ar tist Fellowships for Choreography, 2012 and 2010 Ivey Awards, 2012 City Pages award for Best Choreographer and Artist of the Year. Beyond the dance world, he holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and was a staff attorney with Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Inc. from 2001-2004.
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