Work Hard >>> Creating challenging, physical movement theater requires hard work

Embrace Risk >>> Too much caution and control rarely leads to powerful art

Challenge Always >>> Make art that pushes personal and societal boundaries

Make Art >>> Make your own art, its good for you and your local community

Black Label Movement (BLM) is a Twin Cities based dance theater dedicated to creating wildly physical, naturally virtuosic, intellectually and emotionally engaging art. Led by Carl Flink, this collective of dance artists seeks to push the mind, body, and heart to the edge of what is possible and beyond.

Lost Lullabies


TED Talks


An Unkindness of Ravens

Interpreting Science Through Dance

BLM and Bodystorming

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Bodystom with BLM

Information regarding booking?

BLM Presents: Hit

Current Season Schedule

  • 2015

    Cowles Home Season Performance

  • 2015

    Body Storming Hits India!

  • 2015

    BLM at College of St Benedict and St Johns University

  • 2013

    BLM Presents: WRECK at the Guthrie

  • 2013

    BLM Residency in Duluth, MN

  • 2015





    BLM receives support from many different sources: audience members, artistic collaborators and individual donors. We are deeply grateful to them all. We want to acknowledge the organizations that also provide critical funding to make our artmaking and educational activities possible:

    Minnesota State Arts BoardGrant funds provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s arts and cultural with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

    The Metropolitan Regional Arts CommissionThe Metropolitan Regional Arts Commission

    The American Composers ForumThe American Composers Forum’s Live Music for Dance Minnesota Program

    The McKnight FoundationThe McKnight Foundation Artists Fellowship Program

    The University of MinnesotaThe University of Minnesota

    The University of Minnesota Institute for Advanced StudyThe University of Minnesota Institute for Advanced Study

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Doherty Fund The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Doherty Fund.

    2013-2014 Board Members

    Angela Renae Amarillis – Professional Dance Educator
    Colleen Callahan-Russell – Southwest High School, Minneapolis Public Schools
    William Cameron – Henson & Efron, In Utero
    Sharon Fischlowitz – Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota
    Carl Flink – University of Minnesota
    Janine Laird – Minnesota Justice Foundation
    Issac Roth – WebappVM
    Frank Simer


    We would also like to thank all of our individual donors. For more information on how to donate to Black Label Movement, please contact us. Also, you can donate through Give MN:
    Donate Now

    Thank you to Dale Schatzlein and Emily Maltz Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation for their donation for the 2013-2014 season!