A solo for 3. 3 solos in 1. It could be me, anybody, and every body.
Every body holds a story as we move through life and 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 our identity.
In this intimate and personal work, Arno Schuitemaker gives a unique perspective on the idea of a portrait, acknowledging what makes us distinct from each other and the ways we are bound together.
Bringing three dancers and the audience together on stage, a mirroring floor and countless shadows create a transparent, liminal world. O S C A R is a performance and an installation at once. Daring, tender, and propulsive, it unites embodied journeys of freedom and empowerment. No human is limited.
“Three dancers move in a space filled with entrancing music and captivate the audience amidst which they move (…) One of the big highlights of the Biennale des arts vivants.” - Culture de confiture (Toulouse)
"Three dancers move through a space filled with entrancing music and captivate the audience amidst which they are moving (...) One of the big highlights of La Biennale des Arts vivants" — Culture de Confiture
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.