Iowa City has been selected to be a part of Pure Production’s ten city national tour of “Maria’s Voice, Featuring Savion Glover,” an extraordinary look at domestic violence from the eyes of the victim, as well as the far-reaching effects of domestic violence on a family. Capitalizing on the use of dance, poetry, and song, Mr. Glover has creatively given voice to victims’ lives, embracing their courage, strength, and joy, eradicating the deafening silence trauma can impose.
Inspired by Maria Salazar’s story and legacy, “Maria’s Voice” inherits the tradition of folklore and storytelling provoking vibrations of emotional memory through percussive dance (TAP), a poet (WORDS) and the melodies of voice (SONG). Conducted by and featuring Tony Award Winner, Savion Glover – and using the raw images of Maria’s story – this riveting interdisciplinary piece paints an inspiring movement of transformation onstage. Glover interweaves the complex rhythms of violence, suppression, power, and control, highlighting and celebrating the ultimate release and resilience of the human spirit living within all societies today.