A dance for ten, A Fractured Narrative for a Sad Ending is a movement collage of the collision of choreographer Carl Flink’s memories of his sister Pamela Flink’s untimely death due to unknown causes and their childhood days spent swimming in an aboveground pool their father set up in their home’s backyard.
“Flink’s aching response to the death of his adopted sister due to heroin addiction. . . . The piece’s final kinetic image of disconsolation packs a wallop, but an earlier moment, in which Flink repeatedly pushes his head into Barnhill’s torso as she lies on the floor, encapsulate all the heartbreak the piece really needed.” – Camille Lefevre, Minneapolis/St. Paul StarTribune, August 20, 2006.
“Based on Flink’s sister’s recent death after years of substance abuse. Flink and Hettie Barnhill play out a poignant relationship evolving from buoyant games of childhood to the girl’s descent into addiction. His heartbreaking attempts to support and sustain her as she increasingly eludes him are powerfully conveyed.” – Linda Shapiro, St. Paul Pioneer Press, August 20, 2006.