To create one of his most personal works, Arno Schuitemaker took the elusive and desireful nature of love as his source of inspiration.
“There is something very beautiful about ‘not yet’.” - Arno Schuitemaker
I will wait for you develops from beginning to end in one seamless flow, ever-changing as it goes on—and on. Initially, the twilight of darkness and dim light evokes the vague contours of three bodies. It evaporates all logical sense of time.
Together, separate, yet continuously connected, the performers surrender themselves to perpetual circular movements. Its buildup in suspense delays gratification, engaging the performers and the audience in an unreserved longing. Slowly but surely, I will wait for you escalates in intensity, and grows into a deeply visceral experience.
“What makes I will wait for you excel is the buildup. The evenness by which the entire flow of movement transforms and comes to fruition, is fantastic.” - Mirjam van der Linden, de Volkskrant
"Best new choreography of season 2016/2017.” - Theatermaker, Jos Schuring
"An intimate and hypnotizing experience." - Helena van Riemsdijk, ma culture
"The work is a miracle." - Jordi Sora, Escena de la memòria
Concept and creation: Arno Schuitemaker
Performers: Revé Terborg, Stein Fluijt, Jenia Kasatkina / Ivan Ugrin
Dramaturgy: Guy Cools
Lighting desing: Ellen Knops
Music composition: Wim Selles
Costumes: Inge de Lange
Technique: Natasja Giebels
I will wait for you is a production by SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker in coproduction with DansBrabant, CN D Centre national de la danse, Ballet National de Marseille and La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie. The performance is created with contributions by Peforming Arts Fund NL, Ammodo, Fonds 21 and AFK (Amsterdams Fund for the Arts), and is supported by ICKamsterdam. With thanks to IDT.