Arno Schuitemaker

Work

O S C A R

In my next life, I may want to be a writer, or a poet. I would then let my future revisit my past. I would write about myself at a point in time, not too long ago, putting into words what is now in my body.

How I, often on my own, more and more felt that I was not alone. How I recognized myself, not only in the mirror, but just as much in others. How these memories turned into multiple reflections, each step turned into movement, and tracing back turned into traveling forth.

How it felt when I was setting one foot in front of the other, how it felt to say:

Let me begin again.

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O S C A R. A solo for 3. 3 solos in 1. It could be me, anyone, and everyone.

The performance premieres at Julidans in Amsterdam on July 15, 2021.

Photo: Sjoerd Derine

Credits

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
Spatial sound design: Cesi Nolten
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.