Spotlight: Black Label Movement

  • Updated: June 22, 2013 - 2:40 PM
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BLACK LABEL MOVEMENT

Friday-Sunday: The motto for Black Label Movement is “We Do Our Own Stunts” and it’s appropriate, since the troupe of fearless dancers tackles artistic director Carl Flink’s athletic choreography with an abundance of derring-do. This weekend Flink will premiere “Whack-A-Mole,” a commentary on the concept of “endless war” on the part of the United States against insurgent groups around the globe. The cycle of destruction and recovery is central to this politically charged work performed by a cast of 17 dancers. The evening also features a remount of Flink’s 2009 work “Field Songs,” a vibrant study of the urban/rural divide, set on a sod-covered stage with live musical accompaniment by local roots artists The Jinnies. (8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 7 p.m. Sun., $22, the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-206-3600, www.thecowlescenter.org.) CAROLINE PALMER

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