July 11 - July 20, 2014 in the Dowling Studio

In Black Label Movement's riveting Wreck, 13 survivors caught in the hold of a fast sinking ship grapple with seemingly inevitable destruction. In this high-stakes setting where violence and cooperation, obsession and compassion, and fear and tenderness meet, the work asks how a community of strangers might face the Abyss. Created by 2012 McKnight Choreography Fellow Carl Flink and set to an original score by local composer Mary Ellen Childs, Wreck is a visceral feast for both eyes and ears.

"A stunning evening of dance...Wreck brings you up close and personal with an unforgettable evening of movement and music. Don't miss it." - Vita.mn

Dance Magazine declared, Wreck delivers "the combination of buoyant athleticism and feral intensity that is a hallmark of Flink's style. . . . [I]t's like watching a display of cascading fireworks."



Seating in the Dowling Studio is general admission and begins 30 minutes before curtain.

Run time: approximately 75 minutes without an intermission. There will be no late seating or re-entry for this performance.


Ashley Akpaka
Lauren Baker
José Bueno
Natalie Carr
Miriam Castro
Joe Crook
Crystal Edwards
Jessica Ehlert
Patrick Jeffrey
Margaret Johnson
Alyssa Mann
Zack Teska
Cheng Xiong


Pat O'Keefe (Music Director)
Jacqueline Ultan
Laura Harada
Michelle Kinney
Peter O'Gorman

Artistic Staff

Artistic Director/
Carl Flink
Artistic Associate
Emilie Plauché Flink
Managing Director/
Rehearsal Director
Crystal Edwards
Mary Ellen Childs
Costume Designer
Angie Vo
Costume Manager
Alyssa Mann
Lighting Designer Marcus Dilliard
Sound Designer Philip O'Toole
Stage Manager Joseph Bingham



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production photos by Bill Cameron



StarTribune: Black Label Movement's work seizes the anxiety and struggle of humans trapped in harm's way
Vita.mn: Black Label Movement's 'Wreck' dives deep at the Guthrie Theater
Minnesota Playlist: You forget the fact that they're dancing
TC Daily Planet: Black Label Movement's 'Wreck' dances through disaster


Pioneer Press: 8 Questions with Carl Flink of Black Label Movement

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