A solo for 3. 3 solos in 1. It could be me, anybody, and every body.
Every body holds a story as we move through life and the different spaces we inhabit. The spaces we are born into, the spaces we hold for one another, and those we remember and imagine.
O S C A R is both a performance and an installation. Bringing three dancers and the audience together on stage, a mirroring floor and countless shadows create a transparent, liminal world.
In this intimate and personal work, Arno Schuitemaker gives a unique take on the idea of portraits, acknowledging what makes us distinct from each other and the ways we are bound together. Daring, tender, and propulsive, O S C A R unites embodied journeys of freedom and empowerment. No human is limited.
Creation: Arno Schuitemaker
Performers: Ivan Ugrin, Mark Christoph Klee, Paolo Yao
Dramaturgy: Guy Cools
Music: Aart Strootman
Lighting design: Jean Kalman
Scenography: Jean Kalman, Arno Schuitemaker, Paul Beumer
Costumes: Sarah Nixon
Technicians: Vincent Beune, Paul Beumer
O S C A R is a production by SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker in coproduction with DansBrabant, La Place de la Danse – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique National / Toulouse-Occitanie and Théâtre Garonne, supported by Dutch Performing Arts, and Sala Hiroshima. O S C A R is created with contributions by Performing Arts Fund NL, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Ammodo, Fonds 21 and NORMA Fonds.