Arno Schuitemaker


I will wait for you

"There is something very beautiful about 'not yet'." - Arno Schuitemaker

To create his most personal work to date, Arno Schuitemaker took the elusive nature of love as his source of inspiration.

From beginning to end, I will wait for you develops in one seamless flow, everchanging as it goes on – and on. The three performers surrender themselves to their movements, on their own yet continuously connected. Initially, the twilight of darkness and dim lights evokes only vague contours of their bodies. An incremental buildup that delays gratification, keeps them and the audience engaged in a perpetual becoming, making all logical sense of time evaporate. Escalating in intensity, slowly but surely, I will wait for you grows into a deeply visceral experience, a trance that lingers long after the performance is over.



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.” - **** de Volkskrant, Mirjam van der Linden

"An intimate and hypnotizing experience." - ma culture, Helena van Riemsdijk

"Best new choreography of season 2016/2017.” - Theatermaker, Jos Schuring


Concept/choreography: Arno Schuitemaker
Performers: Revé Terborg, Jenia Kasatkina, Stein Fluijt
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 Centre de Développement Chorégraphique Toulouse / Midi-Pyrénées. 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.

Photo: Sigel Eschkol

Photo: Sigel Eschkol

Photo: Sigel Eschkol

Photo: Sigel Eschkol