Arno Schuitemaker

Work

November 2018: Best performance 2017/2018

The Way You Sound Tonight was selected as the best performance of season 2017/18 by critic Lisa Reinheimer in latest issue of Theatermaker.

She also praised the music by composer Aart Strootman for being the best new music composition for a performance.

July 2018: On television!

Dutch broadcasting agency VRPO and the German ZDF interviewed Arno Schuitemaker about his latest work The Way You Sound Tonight during their respective programs about the Holland Festival 2018.

If you enjoy to watch these items, click on the links below:

VPRO Holland Festival special (in Dutch) - 11:55 - 19:10 min.

ZDF Theater: Ein Fest! (in German / English) - 01:04 - 07:13 min.

March 2018: Arno curates an evening at Het Huis in Utrecht

On April 5, 2018, Arno Schuitemaker curates an eclectic evening at Het Huis in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The evening is dedicated to the thoughts and foundations of The Way You Sound Tonight, a new work that will premiere at Holland Festival in June.

During the evening everything transforms from one thing to another: from visual art to work-in-progress, from lecture to concert. Arno will share work of visual artist Arek Lawkowski and the Italian theater maker Alessandro Sciarroni, there will be a lecture by architect Machiel Spaan, a conversation between in-house dramaturg Marijn Lems and Arno, work-in-progress of the new performance with dancer Ivan Ugrin and it all will end with a concert by composer/performer Aart Strootman.

Tickets can be purchased here.

February 2018: World premiere at Holland Festival in June

On June 17, 2018 The Way You Sound Tonight will experience its world premiere at Holland Festival in Amsterdam. Created as an "acoustic ballroom", The Way You Sound Tonight lets five performers take the audience into a dynamic game between distance and proximity, space and energy, in an infinite flow of movement and sound. Click here for tickets.

January 2018: Rave reviews for If You Could See Me Now

If You Could See Me Now premiered in December 2017 and received rave reviews:

"In this liberating dance performance everything falls into place. (...) It is no exaggeration to say that these kind of experiences will determine the future of the theatre." - **** Alexander Hiskemuller, Trouw

"Yet another brilliant work, with a progression so subtle that its transformations are sometimes more tangible than directly evident.” - **** Francine van der Wiel, NRC Handelsblad

"Magnificent work that subtly plays with your feelings.” - **** Mirjam van der Linden, de Volkskrant

September 2017: Best new choreography

In the September issue of Theatermaker critic Jos Schuring has picked I will wait for you as the best new choreography of the past season! The work premiered last year and will be performed again later this year in Italy and Germany, and next year in Hungary, Spain and The Netherlands.

August 2017: Tanz magazine yearbook 2017

The German magazine tanz has ranked Arno Schuitemaker to be as one of the most promising choreographers in their yearbook 2017. tanz is a magazine covering a wide range of dance, including contemporary dance. Next to their yearbook, they issue a monthly edition.

June 2017: Anniversary

On June 11, I will wait for you will be performed at Theater De NWE Vorst in Tilburg as part of a 10-year anniversary after Arno Schuitemaker's graduation at Fontys Dance Academy, proudly joined in the celebration by DansBrabant and Theater De NWE Vorst.

Prior to the performance, dramaturge Guy Cools will interview Arno Schuitemaker, reflecting on this work during the past years.

March 2017: STRP Biennial

On March 29th, 30th and April 2nd, we present WAITING FOR YOU at STRP Biennial in Eindhoven. WAITING FOR YOU is an adapted version of I will wait for you, wherein the three dancers perform in an open space: no seats, no fixed point of view, but a shared stage for performers and audience alike.

STRP Biennial is an indoor art & technology festival, offering a glimpse into the near and sometimes distant future of our technology-driven culture with performances, interactive art, light art, robotics, experimental music and films, lectures and workshops.

November 2016: 2nd prize for WHILE WE STRIVE

We are honored and delighted that WHILE WE STRIVE was awarded with the 2nd jury prize at [re]connaissance 2016 in Grenoble. The performance also received much praise by the platform's partners and will be presented several times next year in France. At the beginning of this month, WHILE WE STRIVE had its Belgian premiere at De Warande in Turnhout and will return to The Netherlands early 2017.

October 2016: Great acclaim for I will wait for you

Last month, I will wait for you premiered at Frascati in Amsterdam and the performance was received with enthusiasm:

"What makes this production excel is the buildup. The evenness by which the entire flow of movement transforms and comes to fruition, is fantastic." - **** de Volkskrant, Mirjam van der Linden

"Waiting is rewarded. An absolute must-see" - **** Scènes, Jos Schuring

Many people are asking us if it is possible to download the music of I will wait for you. At this moment, the music is exclusively composed for the performance. In case you are interested, please write an us e-mail so we can inform you if the music becomes available in the future.