Wreck

Black Label Movement received a hearty welcome with its debut 2006–07 season, garnering praise both for its evocative choreography and athletic, hyperkinetic dancers. The company repays that kindness by opening its sophomore season with the ambitious Wreck, artistic director Carl Flink’s first evening-length piece. Claustrophobics beware: Wreck depicts ten sailors trapped inside the last watertight compartment of an ore boat at the bottom of Lake Superior. Confined to a small space defined by several benches, the dancers artfully flail, careen, and collide as they run out of air and time. Vintage 8-millimeter footage of an ore boat, along with a score by acclaimed Twin Cities-based composer Mary Ellen Childs, provide a backdrop.

Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-340-1725.