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Los Besos Amsterdam

January 2011


Los Besos in Amsterdam


A group of people tries very hard to master a situation. And she is asking for assistance.

They all are kissing as an excuse to be close to each other.

An invisible and shared “will” keeps them together.

Desire is constantly destroyed.

She is looking for a full commitment and trying not to have any emotional involvement, she is probably failing.

She keeps on asking for assistance.

The group keeps on tasting togetherness. Playfulness, repetition and ongoiness seams to be their leitmotiv.

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


But it fails.

It 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, burned it and used 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 that the unjustified and stubborn will of remaining together?

They all are wondering…and meanwhile they keep on kissing.


Los Besos is the result of a research about kisses, kissing and group agreements.

It also investigates the sense 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



Los Besos is also the next step of a personal and creative investigation about body encounters, roles, the borders of intimacy and how to make

these subjects relevant and “shareable” in a theatrical context.



The project LOS BESOS, which started in 2008 in Nona KC (Mechelen) with the creation of

Three ways to master a kiss or a twentyfive minutes kiss at your neck, have been done since then in 7 different countries and with 7 different casts.

Always departing from the old piece, the same structure and (on purpose) repeating similar faces and strategies in the process of creation, this ongoing project has produced verysimilarverydiferent pieces.



This project is becoming an anthropological research on how people communicate, what is intimacy, and what can be shared.


A repertoire of Kisses. Un repertorio de Besos.

Concept and Choreography

Aitana Cordero

Performed by

Katy Hernan, Michiel Reynaert, Quim Bigas Bassart, Ines Lopez, Aleksandra Borys and Jef Stevens.


Michael Hart


Mirijam van der Linden

Zoenen in talloze variaties


Vincent Koute

Orvervaard theater schokt nog

Theo van den Zanden

Kus uitgekleed tot speeksel uitsselen
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