“The Wanting,” a music, dance and theater performance with actor-singer Katrina Lenk as her musical persona moxy phinx and a company of six dancers, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sundays, December 6th and 13th, at Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica.
The show is produced, directed and choreographed by Janet Roston.
The music of moxy phinx has been described as “a combination of Bjork meets Marlene Dietrich, with a touch of Prince.”
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Roston, “The Wanting” includes a company of six dancers, and elements including puppets, masks and film.
“The dancers, through original and darkly sensual movement, create the world of an extremely dysfunctional and decadent family — twin little sisters, a brother, parents and a nanny who engage in perverse pleasures,” Roston said.
The show explores what a person obsessed will do for love, no matter what form and no matter how dangerous, she notes.
Lenk has appeared in an array of television episodes and independent films. As moxy phinx, she has played clubs in L.A. and New York, and recorded with asymmetrical head, The Milkman, Heda Zousli, Justin Cotta and the Tenderhooks, Mark Governor. She is currently working on finishing an album.
The dancers include Jennifer Cooper, Kristin D’Andrea, Daniel Huynh, Jacqueline Lloyd, Michael Quiett and assistant director/ choreographer Liz Sroka.
Tickets are $20 for general admission or $15 for Highways members and students. For reservations, (310) 315-1459, or to purchase tickets online, www.highwaysperformance.org/.