Search for Simurgh
Search for Simurgh is an immersive, interactive performance installation named for the Persian mythological bird akin to a Phoenix. In Search for Simurgh, the audience moves through a series of chambers as they take an active role in this multi-layered story that challenges assumptions about freedom.
Initiated by Roya Movafegh and Kate Digby in 2013, after Movafegh's passing the project was led by Digby and Erika Batdorf from 2017-2019, and was developed in collaboration with designers and performers from a wide array of disciplines. www.simurghproject.org
The project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, Kansas State University, Biopac Systems, Inc. and individual donors.
Photo by John Lauener