Is there anything that still moves us to compassion today? The answer to this question lies in the latest creation by the choreographer Alain Platel and the composer Fabrizio Cassol. Following the general praise for 'vsprs', these two have decided to work together once more. This time their inspiration comes from what is probably the greatest classic in the baroque repertoire: Bach's St. Matthew Passion. This famous masterpiece transposes into sublime music the Passion of Christ according to the gospel of St Matthew. In telling their story of compassion, Platel and Cassol's starting point in content and music is the aria 'Erbarme dich'. Their focus is on the mother's pain at the ultimate sacrifice her child makes. The latter role is musically translated by two kindred voices that are like two sisterly souls: an alto/mezzo-soprano and a countertenor. At the centre of the colourful orchestra is the Aka Moon trio with Fabrizio Cassol on the saxophone. His musical versatility and Platel's unique idiom are a guarantee for a large-scale musical dance spectacle.