One Pure Longing
Commissioned by Luminato this collaborative creation headed by Batdorf was inspired by Tahirih. In 1848, at a religious conference in what is now Iran, the poet and teacher known as Táhirih, or “The Pure One” dared to appear in public without a veil. She was arrested and subsequently put to death.
Weaving dance, poetry, Iranian, First Nations and African American song, silk work and lamentation into an intense theatrical exploration that challenges us to find our authentic voice and the courage to speak.