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 an ingenious 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 exploring the way metaphors engender connections in our brain and - most of all - poetically portraying what a metaphor does: forging one thing to exist in the context of something else.

 

Dates | ReviewsVideo | Photos |  Credits | Production

 

2015

March 24, 2015 - LEAP 2015 Festival - Liverpool, United Kingdom

September 26, 2015 - Festival Actoral - Marseille, France

September 27, 2015 - Festival Actoral - Marseille, France

2014

April 16, 2014 - Chassé - Breda, The Netherlands - try-out

April 17, 2014 - Chassé - Breda, The Netherlands - premiere

April 18, 2014 - Verkadefabriek - Den Bosch, The Netherlands

April 24, 2014 - Theater De NWE Vorst - Tilburg, The Netherlands

April 29, 2014 - Theater Kikker - Utrecht, The Netherlands

April 30, 2014 - Theater Kikker - Utrecht, The Netherlands

September 27, 2014 - Festspielhaus Hellerau - Dresden, Germany

October 28, 2014 - Toneelschuur - Haarlem, The Netherlands

October 29, 2014 - Schouwburg Arnhem - Arnhem, The Netherlands

November 7, 2014 - Rotterdamse Schouwburg - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

November 13, 2014 - Frascati - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

November 14, 2014 - Frascati - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

November 15, 2014 - Frascati - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

November 17, 2014 - Centre national de la danse - Pantin, France

November 18, 2014 - Centre national de la danse - Pantin, France

November 21, 2014 - Parktheater, Eindhoven - The Netherlands

November 27, 2014 - LUX, Nijmegen - The Netherlands

December 20, 2014 - i-Dance Festival - Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

 

 

Credits

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

 

The press about I is an Other

'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.' - **** Mirjam van der Linden, de Volkskrant. Read the whole review.

 

'The choreography of Schuitemaker is transparent and unimposing, almost poetry, (...) with inventive mirroring between the 'I' and the 'other' - **** Kester Freriks, Theaterkrant.nl

 

'Impressive, strikingly clear, and very engaging.' - Alexandra Karabelas, Tanznetz.de

 

'...a truly exceptional 'dialogue' on stage, in which the audience is memorably involved. (...) A totally exciting event.' - Gabriele Gorgas, DNN Dresden

 

'I is an Other is a breath of fresh air. Schuitemaker chooses for depth and content.' - Pauline Weijs, Cultuurbewust.nl

 

'Utmost concentration and extreme control over the entire body. The audience becomes thoughtful and enchanted.' - Joris van Laak, Brabants Dagblad

 

Read the background story on I is an Other, written by Annette van Zwoll.

 

Production

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 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).