Arno Schuitemaker



A solo for 3. 3 solos in 1. It could be me, anybody, and every body.

Every body carries a story as we move through the different spaces we inhabit. The spaces we are born into, the spaces we find ourselves in and hold for one another, and those we remember and imagine. They shape multiple dimensions of our identity.

spaces are like a second skin that unfolds in the folds of the body — Sara Ahmed

In this work, Arno Schuitemaker gives a physical perspective on the idea of a portrait, of the three performers as well as of the audience, acknowledging what makes us distinct from each other and the ways we are bound together.

Bringing everyone together on stage, a mirroring floor and countless shadows create a transparent, liminal world. It becomes a performance and an installation at once. Daring, tender, and propulsive, O S C A R unites embodied journeys of freedom and empowerment. No human is limited.

Three dancers amidst the audience. And that is it. And it is brilliant. (…) One of the big highlights of the Biennale des arts vivants.” - Culture Déconfiture (Toulouse)

Photo: Bart Grietens

Photo: Bart Grietens

Photo: Bart Grietens

Photo: Bart Grietens

Photo: Bart Grietens

Image: Dammes Kieft

Photo: Bart Grietens


Creation: Arno Schuitemaker
Performers: Ivan Ugrin, Mark Christoph Klee, Paolo Yao
Dramaturgy: Guy Cools
Music: Aart Strootman
Lighting design: Jean Kalman
Scenography: Jean Kalman, Arno Schuitemaker, Paul Beumer
Costumes: Sarah Nixon
Technicians: Vincent Beune, Paul Beumer

O S C A R is a production by SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker in coproduction with DansBrabant, La Place de la Danse – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique National / Toulouse-Occitanie and Théâtre Garonne, supported by Dutch Performing Arts, and Sala Hiroshima. O S C A R is created with contributions by Performing Arts Fund NL, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Ammodo, Fonds 21 and NORMA Fonds.

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