One is the choreographer, the other the dancer. Standing together on stage, Arno Schuitemaker and Mitchell-lee van Rooij enter into an evolving dialogue, from down-to-earth to funny to hallucinatory. With a fusion of movements, ideas, images, voices and sounds, they expose the manifold and performative strength of the moving body.
Arno Schuitemaker created I is an Other by poetically exploring the way metaphors engender connections in our brain and - most of all - by portraying what a metaphor does: forging one thing to exist in the context of something else.
'The climax [of the performance] is clever and touching. (...) Then you see how there can be a dialogue, a shared universe, between two different worlds. Exactly what a metaphor does (...) Simply spendid.' - **** de Volkskrant, Mirjam van der Linden,
'The choreography of Schuitemaker is transparent and unimposing, almost poetry, (...) with inventive mirroring between the 'I' and the 'other' - **** Theaterkrant, Kester Freriks
'Impressive, strikingly clear, and very engaging.' - Tanznetz, Alexandra Karabelas
'...a truly exceptional 'dialogue' on stage, in which the audience is memorably involved. (...) A totally exciting event.' - DNN Dresden, Gabriele Gorgas
'I is an Other is a breath of fresh air. Schuitemaker chooses for depth and content.' - Cultuurbewust.nl, Pauline Weijs
'Utmost concentration and extreme control over the entire body. The audience becomes thoughtful and enchanted.' - Brabants Dagblad, Joris van Laak
Concept / choreography: Arno Schuitemaker
Co-creation: Mitchell-lee van Rooij
Perfomed by: Mitchell-lee van Rooij, Arno Schuitemaker
Dramaturgy: Guy Cools
Music composition: Wim Selles
Lighting design: Ellen Knops
Vocal coaching: Angélique Wilkie
I is an Other is produced by SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker in coproduction with DansBrabant. The project is funded by Performing Arts Fund NL, Fonds 21, VSBfonds, Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds, The Netherland-America Foundation; and supported by CN D Centre national de la danse (Paris), Dansehallern (Copenhagen), HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste (Dresden), DDRC (Athens) and Tanzquartier (Vienna) within the modul-dance program of the European Dancehouse Network (EDN) as part of the EU Cultural Program, and The Abrons Art Center (New York City).