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HYMNOS

Inspired by the story of Iranian artist Saba Zavarei and her online platform Radio Khiaban, dedicated to Iranian women singing in the public spaces of Iran, an act currently forbidden by the state.

“Fortunately, no matter how many times she is pushed down, she bounds up again. No matter how many times she is forbidden, quelled, cut back, diluted ... she emanates upward in women, so that even the most quiet, even the most restrained woman keeps a secret place for Wild Woman. Even the most captured woman guards the place of the wildish self, for she knows intuitively that someday there will be a loophole, an aperture, a chance, and she will hightail it to escape.” ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, 'Women Who Run With the Wolves'

Age Guidance Recommended 10+
Duration 20 minutes

 

"A work of stirring beauty and strength"

Barbican Theatre