Carl Flink's dances often take on big, unruly social issues. His company of fearless movers explodes with the combination of unfettered physicality and meticulous control that distinguishes athletes like the Williams sisters. Flink has actively involved himself with scientists in numerous TED Talks. Now, he takes on the U.S. military and what he sees as the endless war we have been involved in since World War II. "Whack-A-Mole," a large-scale work for 17 dancers to an original soundscape by Greg Brosofske, references the military term for clearing an area of insurgency forces. Flink expands its meaning to explore the cycle of destruction and recovery a struggling community experiences over long periods of endemic strife. The program also includes a reprise of "Field Songs," where rural idylls and more sinister events play out on real sod, and Minneapolis roots rockers the Jinnies play their music live.
June 28-29, 8 p.m.; Sun., June 30, 7 p.m., 2013