A daily performance project by Nadia Vadori-Gauthier

Dance 1427 - 10 December 2018

6:05, p.m.Chaillot National Theater, Paris 16th. Dancing with Matisse backstage of Vilar hall, during the rehearsal of the Vigil of Humanity, for the 70th birthday of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights signed in this room.

From the very first phrases of the preamble, one is caught by the still burning necessity to assert these rights : 

« Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law, (…) »

The first article also is still to meditate :

« All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. »

We are far from it…

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