A i t a n a   C o r d e r o

T H R E E   W A Y S

T O   M A S T E R   A   K I S S

o r   a   t w e n t y   f i v e   m i n   k i s s

a t   y o u r   n e c k


A group of people tries very hard to master a situation. And she is asking for assistance. An invisible and shared “will” keeps them together. Desire is constantly destroyed. And she is oncemore asking for assistance. The group keeps on tasting togetherness. Playfulness, repetition and ongoingess seems to be their leitmotiv. 

And they kiss, yes they kiss

This work tries very hard to NOT be a romantic piece, neither an invitation for free sensuality or global enjoyment. But it fails. 

This piece is not interested in creating narratives of love and passion but rather in using recognizable elements, full of meanings and ethics, and changing their use or way of being perceived. But it fails.

A Group of people would like to erase the semiotics of a kiss, to overexpose it, burn it and use it until it changes its nature and protocols. But, will they be able to remain cold and detached while sharing their time, effort and saliva? Is there, anyway, something more romantic than the unjustified and stubborn will of remaining together? They all are wondering… and meanwhile they keep on kissing. Yes, they keep on kissing.

THREE WAYS TO MASTER A KISS or a twenty five minute kiss at your neck is the result of a research about kisses, kissing and group agreements and dynamics.

It also investigates the sense of taste and the borders of tasting. Taste as mouths, oral and saliva. Tasting as how we experience and evaluate flavours, how we like or dislike things, how we judge and make selections.

THREE WAYS TO MASTER A KISS or a twenty five minute kiss at your neck is also the next step of a personal and creative investigation from Aitana Cordero about body encounters, roles, the borders of intimacy and how to make these subjects relevant and “shareable” in a theatrical context

The project have been done, in the last 7 years, in different countries and with diferent casts. It is slowly becoming an anthropological research on how people communicate, what is intimacy, and what can be shared.

The performance is not suitable for children.


AITANA CORDERO (ESP/NL, 1979) is a mover, a curious, a wonderer, a reader, a Gemini, a cook, a mother.
She is 37 but looks like 15, she writes in 3 languages, she would like to paint and climb but she doesn't, she faints in blood tests, almost always but still fantasise, almost every year, with study medicine and become a doctor one day.
She trained many years dance and improvisation. She did Judo intensively in the past and has always been busy with martial arts.

In June 2006 she graduated in her Choreography studies at the SNDO (School for new dance development) in the University of Amsterdam and in June 2008 she finished the Master in Choreography and new technologies Dance‐Unlimited also in Amsterdam. 
Since 1999 she creates her own work like dance pieces, installations, performances, films, gastronomic proposals and "things" that have been presented in several cities in Europa, North America and Asia. She also performs for others.
Since 2001 she combines her creations and artistic works with teaching in different universities and schools and lately she is a reflective company - a dramaturge in other´s makers work.
Some of the recurring interests in her works are the Body and how it can encounter other bodies, intimacy, sex(n)uality, the physicality of violence and fighting, strategies of sharing and the exploration of the protocols of theatre. Other relevant interests that use to condition her processes are philosophy, cinema, literature, gender studies, painting and cooking.

Lately she is preparing a marathon, trying to be a pilot, she is back to study martial arts and is again afraid of electric storms.

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