Concern for rights

Article 1. Human dignity is inviolable. It must be respected and protected.

Two actresses, Silvia Pasello and Agata Tomsic, embody the voices of the European Convention on Human Rights, at the basis of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the legislation of its Member States. 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, to discover hidden meanings. They dialogue with some metal instruments 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 Human Rights Convention.

What is a right? How is it protected?
What is the difference between freedom and astriction?
How does the citizen relate to the legal, geographical and political limits with which our society is organized?

These are some of the questions we will ask ourselves by entering in relation with the territory of the Florentine Metropolitan Area. To do this we will interview the citizens, we will enter in dialogue with scholars, socio-cultural operators, research centers and historical archives. In addition, part of the collected material will flow into a video in the show, together with the video interviews on today’s perception of the European Union collected during the previous phases of residence in Salento and Luxembourg. These videos will be mixed with current affairs’ ones to show shadows and ambiguities of the beautiful rights protected by our democracies.
Concern for rights is the third stage of the BORDERS project that ErosAntEros have started to develope from November 2018, through a series of residencies with different international partners, to culminate in 2020 with the production of a final show by involving some of the artistic collaborators met during the previous stages.

concept Davide Sacco and Agata Tomsic / ErosAntEros
with Silvia Pasello and Agata Tomsic
dramaturgy Agata Tomsic
with the dramaturgical consulting of Ian De Toffoli and Ruth Heynen
direction and music design Davide Sacco
sound collaboration Tempo Reale
costumes Laura Dondoli

production ErosAntEros
in collaboration with Fondazione Teatro della Toscana, Théâtre National du Luxembourg, OTSE – Officine Theatrikès Salento Ellàda
in residency at Teatro Studio Scandicci, Teatro Era Pontedera, Tempo Reale Firenze
with the support of Municipality of Ravenna and Region Emilia-Romagna

debut 18-20 ottobre 2019, Teatro Studio, Scandicci

winning project of the call for residencies of the national theater Teatro della Toscana at the Teatro Studio in Scandicci