Concern for rights
Article 1. Human dignity is inviolable. It must be respected and protected.
Two actresses, Silvia Pasello and Agata Tomsic, give body to the articles of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, based on the constitutional traditions of the Member States and the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedom. They embody two metamorphic figures, perhaps two jurists of the future, who question themselves on key concepts such as Dignity, Freedom, Equality, Solidarity, Citizenship, Justice, verifying their effective implementation and respect. They dialogue with some metal pltes played by themselves and reworked by Davide Sacco’s live electronics in a sound setting inspired by the sounds of mines and steel mills, on which the EU economy was based at its birth, when it was defined as CECA – European Coal and Steel Community, one year after the signing of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and three years after the approval of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly.
What is a right? How is it protected?
What is the difference between a right and a duty?
How does the citizen relate to the legal, geographical and political limits with which our society is organized?
These are some of the questions that we make resound in the encounter with the spectators through a plurilingual dramaturgy, in which word and sound play to exchange each other role, in constant dialogue with the video.
Another fundamental element is in fact the montage of images created by collaborating with the artist-activist Gianluca Costantini, drawings punctuate the monstrosity of our present every day. They are juxtaposed with actual video footage that helps to unmask how the wonderful rights declared on paper by our democracies are disregarded in practice.
Concern for rights is the third stage of CONFINI project started by ErosAntEros from November 2018 through a series of residencies with TNL – Théâtre National du Luxembourg and OTSE – Officine Theatrikès Salento Ellàda. The project will culminate in 2020 with the production of an international show involving some of the artistic collaborators met during previous stages, enjoying the support of the Teatro della Tosse in Genoa, the TNL – Théâtre National du Luxembourg and the Ravenna Festival.
concept Davide Sacco and Agata Tomsic / ErosAntEros
with Silvia Pasello and Agata Tomsic
dramaturgy Agata Tomsic
direction, video, music and light design Davide Sacco
drawings Gianluca Costantini
sound devices Tempo Reale
costumes Laura Dondoli
tailoring Fondazione Luzzati – Teatro della Tosse
in collaboration with Fondazione Teatro della Toscana
in residency at Teatro Studio Scandicci, Teatro Era Pontedera, Tempo Reale Firenze
with the support of Municipality of Ravenna and Region Emilia-Romagna
premier October 18th-20th 2019, Teatro Studio, Scandicci