The Harvard Crimson
February 28, 2007
"Viewpoint" Provides New Perspective On Dance
By Rachel M. Green
The highlight of the event comes at the end of the first act with “The Shortest Day,” a piece by New York choreographer Scott Rink. The performance starts with an interpretation of a day at a typical workplace, emphasizing the office interactions that eventually lead to the “suicide” of Kevin Shee. Some of the characters in this theatrical story take getting used to, such as two women joined together by their hair and a moving, human desk-and-chair set upon which a dancer—Hannah S. Yohalem —sits and types on a typewriter.
However, once the story is set and the real dancing begins, all reservations about this seemingly bizarre piece become utter amazement at both the ingenuity of the choreography and the flawlessness with which the dancers execute the extremely difficult and acrobatic moves.