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Black Label Movement

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Black Label Movement: Teamwork 2.0

Daily from May 10-11
7:30 p.m.
May 12
4 p.m.
$20; $10 students
Dance

Choreographer Carl Flink creates dances with blunt physicality and provocative themes that are complexly layered. His fearless company, Black Label Movement, explodes into space with a combo of unfettered physicality and meticulous control. This year’s spring fling, Teamwork 2.0, features the premiere of Flink’s newest work, “Morituri te Salutant” (Latin for “we who are about to die salute you,” the declaration gladiators made in ancient Rome before their battles began). The layers of design—movement, original sound, absurdist costumes, live animation—combine to create a shattering world in which the BLM movers seek survival and humanity in the face of mounting desensitization. Also on the program are Flink’s poignant and resonant “This Bleeding Heart” and “Canary,” which he describes “as a surrealistic vision of a prom night at the bottom of a coal mine.” Find tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com.