Pushing The Edges

  • PoliticalMavens.com
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  • February 08, 2015

by Karen Feld

Sandra Bargman is not a name trending on Facebook, but her cabaret performance at The Duplex in New York City’s West Village is not only dynamic but powerfully spiritual. An ordained Interfaith minister she explores her edges through music and theater in “The Edge of Everyday.”

The talented Bargman expresses an eclectic spirituality not a specific ideology. She combines a contemporary vibe with a depth and wisdom moving vertically rather than horizontally through her clever performance. Bargman’s edges are universal ones as her growth reveals itself through ubiquitous themes of nature, sexuality, relationships and self-exploration. Beginning with her strong entrance as Queen Bee, she expressively reveals that just as there will be a change in the weather, there will be a “change in me.” She comfortably engages the audience in a “shared stinging” as we explore and embrace our edges together. Bargman is an oversized sunflower with a distinctive voice who conveys naturally her beliefs – “ be happy, be wise, be-lieve and be yourself.”

She includes two original songs, “Who’s To Say?” and “Lean In Edgy Ones.” After she gently lulls us to the edge – backed by her talented musical trio – musical director Ian Herman on piano, Dave Silliman on percussion and Jerry DeVore on bass–her genuine eye contact and intensity of expression in “Everyday People” and her uplifting encore, “I Can See Clearly Now,” powerfully balance the polarities of the human experience.

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