Arno Schuitemaker

Work

If You Could See Me Now

With seeming casualness, If You Could See Me Now sets a chilled-out club dance into one dizzying wave-like motion. The three performers see no limits to what they take out of their bodies, propelled by the rhythm of the pulsing beat.

Progressing continuously, the vibes accumulate and crescendo, drawing the audience deeper and deeper into the performance, until it all—at maximal exertion and sweaty physicality—wanes down, and the incessant movement flow audaciously redefines itself as luminous and versatile fragments. The performance space dilates, shifts—and time gets chopped up then reshapes.

From ecstasy to turmoil, from build-up to its dismantling, If You Could See Me Now appeals for another look, to look again, and transforms an exact spontaneity into a hypnotic experience.

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Press

"It is no exaggeration to say that these kind of experiences will determine the future of the theatre. (....) In this liberating dance performance everything falls into place. " - Alexander Hiskemuller, Trouw

"Yet another brilliant work, with a progression so subtle that
its transformations are sometimes more tangible than directly evident." - Francine van der Wiel, NRC Handelsblad

"Magnificent work that subtly plays with your feelings." - Mirjam van der Linden, de Volkskrant

""It is Schuitemaker's great strength to think the art of performance in all its components through and to design it in an experimental setup, which in the end exudes the highest sensuality, originality and bliss." - Alexandra Karabelas, Tanznetz

Credits

Concept / creation: Arno Schuitemaker
Performers: Revé Terborg, Stein Fluijt, Johannes Lind
Dramaturgy: Guy Cools
Music composition: Wim Selles
Lighting design: Vinny Jones
Costumes: Inge de Lange
Technique: Natasja Giebels, Vincent Beune

Production

If You Could See Me Now is a production by SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker in coproduction with HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste (Dresden, Germany), O Espaço Do Tempo - Associação Cultura (Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal), CN D Centre national de la danse (Pantin, France), KLAP Maison pour la danse (Marseille, France) and Tafelhalle im KunstKulturQuartier (Nuremberg, Germany). The performance is created with contributions by Performing Arts Fund NL, Fonds 21, VSBfonds and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.

Photo: Sanne Peper

Photo: Sanne Peper

Photo: Sanne Peper

Photo: Sanne Peper

Photo Hélène Boyer