Aitana Cordero Vico trained as a dancer and choreographer in Madrid and at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam. She finished her Master in Choreography and New Media at Dance Unlimited in 2008. In the same year, she was awarded a DANCEWEB Scholarship to take part in the ImpulsTanz Festival in Vienna. Aitana’s fascination with bodies is very evident in her work, which often deals with intimacy, power and sexuality. She makes live work as well as installations and video dance projects.
Works during studies‘Sex me not’ (2006)Performed at Melkweg Theater Amsterdam and in Spain ‘Surviving to number 3’ (2007)Performed at Melkweg Theater‘3Duets’ (2007)Performed at Melkweg Theater and in the Something Raw Festival at Frascati Theater Amsterdam.
Download: Report 3duets (PDF)
A fascinating account of the making process of ‘3duets’. The project was an intense research about physicality, control and roles/relationships. Inside the duet format, Cordero offered the three performers her body in turn to move, manipulate, touch and be in charge of. The text describes the working process, her questions, the script and the themes that were given to the performers to work from.
Performed at Melkweg Theater Amsterdam
The Last EssayAs the title would have us presume, this text is Aitana Cordero’s final essay at Dance Unlimited. It is a very personal account where her artistic voice shines through. For this essay, which reads like a short story, she let herself be inspired by among others Jorge Luis Borges and John Berger.Download The last essay (PDF)