Arno Schuitemaker


Together_till the end

Starting from an unceasing looped sequence, the two performers morph and reinvigorate their movements. They are connected in a groove, close to each other, while pulsating lights wrap around their bodies.

On the vibrant beats and with their rotating upper bodies, they create a physical vortex charged with sensual energy, pushing the limits of human potential. Searing and evocative, its submerging power lets the experience of the two performers and the imagination of the audience go in sync.

Together_till the end originated from the last scene of I is an Other, a performance in which Arno Schuitemaker took a closer look to the relationship between choreographer and dancer. He exchanged his position with a second dancer and, in collaboration with his artistic team, reworked it to a new duet where the potential of “togetherness” fully comes to fruition.

Photo: Alwin Poiana



"It is an undulating cycle and seems to never want to end (...) It is transcendent." - Gérard Mayen, Mouvement

"Bodies, pulsating music and a sophisticated lighting design, by which some things - very excitingly - are unexposed, melt together in a hallucinatory experience." - Alexander Hiskemuller, Trouw

"In full concentration and with a powerful energy, the dancers throw themselves into their movements." - Marcelle Schots, Theaterkrant


Concept and creation: Arno Schuitemaker
Performers: Ivan Ugrin, Quentin Roger (cast 2019)
Music composition: Wim Selles
Lighting design: Ellen Knops

Together_till the end is a production by SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker in coproduction with DansBrabant and financially supported by bkkc. With thanks to ICK Amsterdam.

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