Arno Schuitemaker


The Way You Sound Tonight

"Potentially, this performance is infinite.” -
Arno Schuitemaker

Created as an 'acoustic ballroom’, a space where movement is obvious and sound is omni-present, The Way You Sound Tonight is a performance without a beginning and without an end. Five performers take the audience—being on stage fully surrounded by sound—into eternal cycles of pulsating movements.

Its regenerative expansion, of space, distance and proximity, night and day, grows from within and is radically carried through.

Generating a sensuous body-movement-sound-space experience The Way You Sound Tonight transcends and resounds; steamy and towards boundless energy, perhaps even slightly beyond.



"Best performance of season 2017/2018." - Lisa Reinheimer, Theatermaker

“Arno Schuitemaker surpasses himself with an exquisite The Way You Sound Tonight. (…) Schuitemaker succeeded extraordinarily well to replace the mere visual-esthetic body that dominated the Dutch dance landscape for decades with a sensible, physically resonating effort of the dancers.” – Fransien van der Putt, Cultuurpers

“The cycle as a frame for the radically implemented flow of continuous movement is a central theme. The performance ends like it begins: one dancer in the dusk, movement being contained. (…) The cyclical has also been brilliantly fulfilled with the lighting.” - Alexander Hiskemuller, Trouw

“…I realize that, as audience, you are part of the performance. It is awesome that Arno Schuitemaker gives us the opportunity to experience this" – Emilia Nova, 8WEEKLY


Concept and creation: Arno Schuitemaker
Performers: Revé Terborg, Ivan Ugrin, Piet Defrancq, Jade Stenhuijs, Stein Fluijt / Mark Christoph Klee / Gaetano Badalamenti
Dramaturgie: Guy Cools
Music composition: Aart Strootman
Lighting design: Jean Kalman
Styling costumes: Jorrien Schoneveld


The Way You Sound Tonight is a production by SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker in coproduction with Holland Festival, Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse, DansBrabant and Le Pacifique CDCN Grenoble ARA in collaboration with CCN2 Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble. With support of ICK Amsterdam and thanks to Het Huis Utrecht. The Way You Sound Tonight is created with contributions by Performing Arts Fund NL, Fonds 21 and NORMA Fonds. SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker receives multi-year funding by AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).

© music: Deuss Music, Den Haag

Photo: Sanne Peper

Photo: Sanne Peper