Director/Choreographer: Janet Roston
The Wanting is a music/dance/theatre performance featuring Katrina Lenk in her musical persona, moxy phinx. A combination of Bjork meets Marlene Dietrich, moxy phinx is accompanied by six dancer to create the dysfunctional and decadent world of a reclusive family engaged in perverse pleasures. Do you want love? Or do you love want?
Director Janet Roston's choreography is tight, energetic, and extremely sophisticated...the sense of detail in the movement suggests a mood that's both kinky and beguiling.
It’s a who’s groping on who type of family affair, whose torridness is portrayed entirely through the emotional tone of the music and impeccable choreography by Janet Roston. Part concert, part dance, part tale of love, lust, seduction, betrayal and insatiable desire, it is nothing short of a small masterpiece.
“The Wanting” takes the audience for quite a wild ride. Director and choreographer Janet Roston blends the musical and dance performances seamlessly...it offers a music/dance/theatre experience like nothing else you will see in Los Angeles this season
San Francisco, CA, March 2011
Highways Performance Space
photos by Barry Weiss