Essential Rights

‘Essential Rights’ was a project produced by Fernando Troya, while in residency at CLOUD dans/lab in December, 2015. The original cast consisted of: Arturo Vargas, Quentin Roger and Gianmarco La Roca.

Essential Rights has been reworked twice, after its creation and first studio presentation:

  •  In November 2016, was presented at Cafe Belcampo in Amsterdam and in a dutch national tour in collaboration with ENS company at Rietveld Theatre in Delft.
  • It was recently reworked again in June 2017 for a proper premiere at Korzo Theatre, as part of the program ‘All there is’. It was here where the work finally became a piece.

About the piece

In ‘Essential Rights’, we find different metaphors about life contained within the unique universe of three particular individuals. This piece touches subjects such as parenting; the problems, fears and taboos parents’ conflicts create in children and how this can affect the present in all of us. It also talks about the social rules; materialism and bullying; an important part of our world. A place where you have to succeed, be the best, and therefore are forced to be on top of everyone, whether you like it or not.

Music by Carlos Ema

(Image credits to Duarte Nobre and Jochem Jurgens)