a technique for scientists and dancers to model scientific theories
— Linda Shapiro for Dance Magazine

Annotated Bibliography

9/20/2019 “University of Minnesota rolling out welcome mat for new president” By Brandt Williams (MPRnews)

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel listens to professors talk about a collaboration between the biomedical researchers and choreographers inside of the Weisman Art Museum


9/9/2018 “UMN alum Anna Marie Shogren dances with discipline” By Ksenia Gorinshteyn (Minnesota Daily)

Mention as part of an article about the expanding nature of dance at the UMN


1/26/2017 “Carl Flink at A Brighter U: Learn more about Flink's research and creative work”

UMN faculty research announcement and video introducing Flink’s year-long artistic residency at Bell Museum examining zero gravity environments through movement


3/23/2017 “It’s Science” (Dance Spirit Magazine)

Photos and video illustrating the correlation between the movement of molecules and art of choreography in The Bodystorming System


4/29/16 “TV Takeover - Black Label Movement | India” (TPT)

2-minute video with Flink and other members of BLM traveling to India to teach the idea of "bodystorming” 


9/14/2016 “Thinking with the Dancing Brain: Embodying Neuroscience” By Sandra C. Minton and Rima Faber (Rowman & Littlefield)

The Bodystorming System cited in 188-page publication


5/23/2016 “"Bodystorming" in India”

UMN announcement and photos of research trip


4/8/2015 “Brainstorming is passé, bodystorm for bio lessons” By Chethan Kumar (The Times of India)

News article on Bodystorming residency at National Centre for Biological Sciences


4/22/2015 “When hip-hop meets endoplasmic reticulum” (Nature India)

In-depth article on the significance of Bodystorming for scientific research


April 29, 2015 “When belly dance meets genetic mutations” By Vanita Srivastava (Hindustan Times) 

Brief news article on Bodystorming residency at National Centre for Biological Sciences


5/6/2015 “Moving to the next level – Seeing science through an artist’s eyes” By Anjali Vaidya (Bodystorming Hits Bangalore)

Blog chronicling Bodystorming residency at National Centre for Biological Sciences


1/1/2014 “Flying Through Space” By Linda Shapiro (Dance Magazine)

Feature article on Bodystorming and subsequent Ted Talks


2013 “If Truth is Beauty, Can Art be Science?” By David Odde and BLM (TEDMED)

Video of live TED Talk: How did an unlikely collaboration become so fruitful? Biomed engineer David Odde asked Black Label Movement dancers to help him interpret science, gaining insights into his own research in the process.


2012 “Let’s Talk About Sex” By John Bohannon and BLM (TED-Ed) 

Video of live TED Talk: What would you tell your younger self about sex if you could? (Starting with the big question: Why does it exist in the first place?) Mixing talk and dance, John Bohannon and Black Label Movement explore why sex exists -- and implore adults to talk honestly to the kids in their lives about the confusion and joy of human sexuality. 


11/12/2012 “Bodystorming: Dance Grooves Show How Molecules Move” By Helen Fields (Science Magazine)

Article on the origins of Bodystorming and The Moving Cell Project 


9/29/2012 “HIT + The Moving Cell Project” (MN Original on TPT)

MN Original celebrates Minnesota’s creative community, across all disciplines and cultures. This 9-minute episode explores Black Label Movement’s Artistic Director Carl Flink’s collaboration with University of Minnesota biomedical engineer David Odde for The Moving Cell Project and the project’s choreographic influence on BLM’s piece HIT.


2011 “Dance vs. PowerPoint, a modest proposal” By John Bohannon and BLM (TEDxBrussels)

Video of live TED Talk: Instead of a boring slide deck at your next presentation, how about bringing in a troupe of dancers? That's science writer John Bohannon's "modest proposal" in this spellbinding choreographed talk. He makes his case by example, in collaboration with dancers from Black Label Movement.


2010 “Why Do Scientists Dance?” By John Bohannon (Science Magazine)

Article on “Dance your Ph.D” submissions with a section on David Odde’s early research with Carl Flink.