I was not quite sure if we were asked to respond to Carl Flink's visit, but since I've seen a few responses on the blog, I will add my voice.
Dance/Theater is probably my least favorite arm of the arts. However, Carl's visit was enlightening and surprising for me, because I felt more like I was a part of an experiment, rather than a performance. I was really pleased to see the dance company actually provided meaningful prototyping for biological research. It seems quite ridiculous that a dance company could lend anything to the scientific method, but it is really intuitive when you consider the speed with which dance 'experiments' could be performed. Although dance is in no way as accurate or even precise as any true science experiment, but if it even loosely follows the basic rules that are modeled in the desired experiments, then at the very least a dance science experiment can provide basic clues as to whether a particular model will fail or potentially succeed in a legitimate experiment.