A co-production of the Szeged Contemporary Dance Company and the National Dance Theatre
The piece represents the moment of the Annunciation, when the Archangel Gabriel appears to the young Mary and delivers the Word, according to which the Virgin is carrying the child of God in her womb. But then a vision appears to Mary of the painful future in which she sees her son’s suffering, humiliation and crucifixion. She can feel her maternal pain as well, as she is standing by the cross mourning the death of her son. But more strongly than anything else she feels the holy cause, the noble task, that Jesus will perform, in which she will have to play a part as his mother. Elevated by the knowledge that even in her painful fate she will serve God’s will, for the good and salvation of humanity. She consciously and willingly undertakes this blessed state and all the joy and sorrow attendant upon it.