Arno Schuitemaker


I will wait for you

To create one his most personal works, Arno Schuitemaker took the elusive and desireful nature of love as his source of inspiration.

“There is something very beautiful about ‘not yet’.” - Arno Schuitemaker

I will wait for you develops from beginning to end in one seamless flow, ever-changing as it goes on – and on. Together, separate, yet continuously connected, three performers surrender themselves to their circular movements.

The twilight of darkness and dim lights evokes initially only the vague contours of their bodies.Delaying gratification, the meticulous buildup engages the performers and the audience in a perpetual becoming. It makes all logical sense of time evaporate.

Escalating in intensity, slowly but surely, I will wait for you grows into a deeply visceral experience 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.” - Mirjam van der Linden, de Volkskrant

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

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

"The work is a miracle." - Jordi Sora, Escena de la memòria


Concept and creation: Arno Schuitemaker
Performers: Revé Terborg, Stein Fluijt, Jenia Kasatkina / Ivan Ugrin
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 La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie. 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