Emmy Nomination for "MN Original" features Carl Flink, UMTAD Chair

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Twin Cities Public Television's MN Original Episode #315 featuring Theatre Arts and Dance Chairman Carl Flink and Emilie Plauche Flink performing Carl's A Duet for Wreck at The Soap Factory in downtown Minneapolis has been nominated for a regional Emmy Award. The final results will be announced on Saturday, September 29. Watch the video here:


"Wreck" premiered at Southern Theater in Minneapolis in 2008. Dance Magazine said of it: "The powerful dancers, risk-takers all, deliver the combination of buoyant athleticism and feral intensity that is the hallmark of Flink's style." A reviewer for the Star Tribune wrote: "Embedded in this dark mass of embodied need are gorgeously rendered portraits of memory or longing, which surface like air bubbles from the dark emotional depths of 'Wreck.' "

Arthur Ballet 1924-2012

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Arthur Ballet (1924-2012)

"It's hard to express how important Arthur Ballet was to the university and tens of thousands of its students, to the Guthrie and to the American theatre," according to Donald Schoenbaum, former managing director of the Guthrie.
"Professor Ballet was one of the almost legendary figures responsible for the growth of this department from the 1950s to the 1980s" said University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance Department Chair Carl Flink. "He was a great advocate for the power of life theatre and film to the general public."
Professor Lance Brockman, former colleague, recalled "Ballet's Intro to Theatre classes introduced generations to live performance and it was his contribution that made the theatre scene in the Twin Cities so vital and important. His connections with the National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Program and the Office of Advance Drama Research (OADR) promoted and developed a generation of American playwrights."
Arthur Ballet died January 30, 2012. For additional information visit The Star Tribune.

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