Arno Schuitemaker


About Arno Schuitemaker

Re-approaching performance art and dance, Arno Schuitemaker creates works one has to experience. He is one of the most exciting artists of his generation in The Netherlands.

Through a strong integration of ongoing, evolving movement with electronic music and impressive lighting designs, his interdisciplinary performances stretch and alter the way we perceive time and space. Each in their own way, they transform into embodied meditations on life, and reflect the depths of our existence.

In October 2019, The Way You Sound Tonight, his most recent work, won the award of most impressive dance production by the VSCD—the Oscar of Dutch dance. The performance premiered at the Holland Festival in Amsterdam in June 2018 and was called "one of the highlights of the festival" by Cultuurpers.

Other acclaimed creations include EXIT (2009), TIDE (2011), The Fifteen Project | DUET (2012), I is an Other (2014), Together_till the end (2015), and the trilogy for three performers WHILE WE STRIVE (2015), I will wait for you (2016) and If You Could See Me Now (2017).

The works have been presented at renowned theaters and contemporary performing arts festivals in over 20 countries across Europe, and beyond. In Theatermaker, both The Way You Sound Tonight and I will wait for you were selected in the critics lists with the season’s best performances. tanz magazine selected Arno as one of the most promising artists in their yearbook 2017 and by Dance Europe he was mentioned as being “one of the leading makers in The Netherlands.” He is a winner of the Dioraphte Encouragement Award and of the 2nd jury prize at [re]connaissance.

Organizations that support(ed) his work are the Holland Festival, Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse (Paris), CN D Centre national de la danse (Pantin), La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie (Toulouse), Sala Hiroshima (Barcelona), O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste (Dresden), DansBrabant (Tilburg), ICK Amsterdam, Dansehallerne (Copenhagen), The Duncan Dance Research Center (Athens), Tanzquartier (Vienna), Ballet National de Marseille, KLAP Maison pour la danse (Marseille), Le Pacifique CDCN Grenoble ARA and CCN2 Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble.


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SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker receives multi-year funding from 2021 through 2024 by Performing Arts Fund NL and AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).

Members of the board are Benien van Berkel (chair), Roeland Dekkers (secretary), Elsbeth Habets (treasurer) and Hakima Nouzi (member).

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