Silvia Calderoni & Ilenia Caleo /


July 06, 07, 09open rehearsals, 16.00
July 1120.00-21.30
July 1220.00-22.00
July 1320.00-23.00

Kiss is new because it is now, but also a little while ago.
Kiss is serialized, screen-printed, a multiplied reproduction of a gesture that propagates virally: a kiss.
Kiss is a queer temporal dimension that does not lead to any paradise.
Kiss boycotts the narrative, reorganizing the scenic space according to an idea of comfort and simultaneity.
Kiss literally inhabits the scene.
Kiss is not meritocratic.
Kiss is a multi-organism that moves independently.
Kiss is a documentary or, if you want, a hairy object.
Kiss opens the doors and leaves them open so you can enter or exit.
Kiss can transmit bacteria.
In Kiss economies are a subject for the production of discourse.
Kiss does not translate but rather converts languages.

23 performers, 10 days of festival, an infinite number of kisses.
It’s 1964. You are watching Andy Warhol’s Kiss. A reel of silent intimacy. Everything that was prohibited in Hollywood at the time. Close up, passionate kissing between people of different race and same sex. No explanation need, just a pure celebration of love, desire and freedom.  Let’s come back to 2019. Can a kiss still be a manifesto? For the duration of the festival 21 performer will live, rehearse and kiss non-stop, day and night blurring between lips. Because what is a performance and what is reality? Who knows. You are invited to follow the process as it unfolds, from the daily rehearsals to the explosion of kisses during three public presentations, each one different.
Silvia Calderoni and Ilenia Caleo called together a crowd that will set up a camp together in a local school, inviting the audience to enter their living quarters for a glimpse into their performative research. Kiss is not a show, but a radical and fresh proposal for coexistence on and off stage. Each intimate meeting with the audience will offer a new experience, always fluid and resisting definition.

  • ITC Molari
    via Orsini, 19

July 06, 07, 09 (open rehearsals): max duration 60'
July 11: duration 90'
July 12: duration 120'
July 13: duration 180'
for the duration of the show, you are welcome to come and go as you please, to stay as long as you like
full price 4€

con Andrea D’Arsiè, Zoe Francia Lamattina, Michela Depetris, Costanza Nani, Beatrice Boschiero, Alex Paniz, Ida Malfatti, Claudia Veronesi, Emilia Verginelli, Clara De Pin, Martina Bacher, Bruno Camargo, Umberto Ghidini, Brianda Maxciel Carreras Santana, Umberto Zanette, Paolo Vanoli, Nicole Guerzoni, Federico Morini, Giuseppe Maria Martino, Maziar Firouzi, Orlando Izzo, Ilenia Caleo, Silvia Calderoni
da un desiderio di Silvia Calderoni e Ilenia Caleo
produzione Santarcangelo Festival, CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG, Motus
con il sostegno di Gucci
con la partecipazione di Dialoghi, Residenze delle arti performative a Villa Manin
con il sostegno di Boarding Pass Plus Danza