In “Magnificat,” Marta Górnicka – internationally awarded for her contemporary approach to the classical chorus choir – together with her Chorus of Women explores and confronts socio-cultural images of femininity. The Catholic Church and the Virgin Mary serve as a central axis for an exploration of how femininity has been constructed across different Western traditions. Górnicka arranges texts from Euripides, Adam Mickiewicz, Elfriede Jelinek, the Bible, liturgy, newspaper clippings, sacred music, and pop culture into a rhythmic polyphony of words, sounds, and movements. Performed by 25 women from diverse social groups, “Magnificat” interrogates the power that the Catholic Church claims over the bodies and fates of women and stages of their protest. “Magnificat” won multiple awards at international festivals and was chosen by the Teatr magazine as Poland’s best alternative production of the 2010/11 season.
PLAYING UNTIL MAY 25th 5 PM NY/ 10 PM London / 11 PM Berlin