Wishing…. wanting…. almost…. finally


Performance of my new solo “Wishing…. wanting…. almost…. finally” in London. The piece was part of Resolution! The Place’s annual, new year open season for shorter dance works.

It’s a piece about desire, and how the things we want the most can give us the most ecstasy, but can also cause us the most pain

It’s about the risks we take and the choices we make to live the lives we want. The result is a story and movement that is sensual, raw and human. Deeply personal, and at times confessional, it’s a solo about finding my way.

Review

In “Wishing… wanting… almost…. finally…” Jobina Bardai expresses the contradictions and joys of human desire. Latino and ambient music with voice-over evokes latent passions reflected by Bardai’s sexy red-and-black outfit. Bardai’s choreography progresses from balletic simplicity to frantic self-imposed restrictions, and finally finds expression in snaking arms and swaying hips, as she discovers her authentic self through a compromise of learned restraint and instinctive drive. What has she still to show us? We definitely want to see.

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