Arno Schuitemaker



Arno Schuitemaker creates works one has to experience. His interdisciplinary performances immerse the audience, each in their unique way. Rooted in the pages of his diary, they stretch and alter the way we perceive time and space and transform into embodied meditations on life, reflecting the depths of our existence.

"It is no exaggeration to say that these kinds of experiences will determine the future of the theatre." - Alexander Hiskemuller, Trouw on If You Could See Me Now

In October 2019, The Way You Sound Tonight was bestowed with the award of most impressive dance production in The Netherlands. The performance premiered at the Holland Festival in Amsterdam and according to Cultuurpers it was "one of the highlights of the festival". O S C A R, his newest work, recently premiered at Julidans.

Other creations include EXIT (2009), TIDE (2011), The Fifteen Project | DUET (2012), I is an Other (2014), Together_till the end (2015), WHILE WE STRIVE (2015), I will wait for you (2016) and If You Could See Me Now (2017). His performances have been presented at renowned venues and contemporary performing arts festivals in over 20 countries.

In Theatermaker, both The Way You Sound Tonight and I will wait for you were selected in the lists of critics as the season’s best performances. tanz magazine selected Arno as one of the most promising artists in their yearbook 2017 and by Dance Europe he was mentioned as being “one of the leading makers in The Netherlands.” He is a winner of the Dioraphte Encouragement Award and the 2nd jury prize at [re]connaissance.

Organizations that support(ed) his work are the Holland Festival, Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse (Paris), CN D Centre national de la danse (Pantin), La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie (Toulouse), Théâtre Garonne (Toulouse), Sala Hiroshima (Barcelona), O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste (Dresden), DansBrabant (Tilburg), ICK Amsterdam, Dansehallerne (Copenhagen), The Duncan Dance Research Center (Athens), Tanzquartier (Vienna), Ballet National de Marseille, KLAP Maison pour la danse (Marseille), Le Pacifique CDCN Grenoble ARA and CCN2 Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble.


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SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker receives multi-year funding from 2021 through 2024 by Performing Arts Fund NL and AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).

Members of the board are Benien van Berkel (chair), Roeland Dekkers (secretary), Elsbeth Habets (treasurer) and Hakima Nouzi (general member). Our office is located at A Lab, Lab 1.10, in Amsterdam.

SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker has an ANBI Charitable status. Our RSIN number is 820422939. You are able read our yearly report 2019 (in Dutch) and view our entry with the Chamber of Commerce. And click on the next link to read our privacy policy.

Photo left: Bowie Verschuuren