26 May 2020 21.00 live on > youtube

Teatro Astra Via Rosolino Pilo, 6 Torino

Three performers set a chilled-out club dance into a mesmerizing and dizzying wave-like motion, pushing their physical limits until everything morphs into one big chunk of untamed energy. At maximal exertion and sweaty physicality, their movement flow audaciously reinvents itself as luminous and ever-changing impressions. The performance space dilates, dissolves and shifts. Time gets chopped up then blends back together again.

From ecstasy to turmoil, from build-up to its dismantling, If You Could See Me Now challenges expectations, shakes them up, grinds them to a halt. It finds a tipping point and tilts to another dimension, crystallizing something new and unreserved: a liberation.

Arno Schuitmaker, re-approaching performance art and dance, creates works one has to experience. He is one of the most exciting artists of his generation in The Netherlands with his strong focus on the perception-based relationship between the audience and performers. Through a radical integration of ongoing, perpetual movement with electronic music and light, each of his transdisciplinary performances stretches the way we experience space and time. Feeling like a trance, they are transformative meditations on the depths of our existence. In October 2019, The Way You Sound Tonight, his most recent work, received the award of most impressive dance production by the VSCD. Other acclaimed creations include EXIT (2009), TIDE (2011), The Fifteen Project | DUET (2012), I is an Other (2014), Together_till the end (2015), and the trilogy for three performers WHILE WE STRIVE (2015), I will wait for you (2016) and If You Could See Me Now (2017). The Way You Sound Tonight premiered at the Holland Festival in June 2018.

The performances have been presented at renowned theaters and contemporary performing arts festivals in over 20 countries across Europe, and beyond. Tanz magazine selected him as one of the most promising choreographers in their yearbook 2017 and by Dance Europe he was mentioned as being “one of the leading dance makers in The Netherlands”. He is a winner of the Dioraphte Encouragement Award and of the 2nd jury prize at [re]connaissance 2016.

Concept and creation Arno Schuitmaker
Performers Stein Fluijt, Ivan Ugrin, Kim Amankwaa
Dramaturgy Guy Cools
Technique Vincent Beune
Music compositio Wim Selles
Light design Vinny Jones
Costumes Inge de Lange
Production director Jorienne Bloom
Production SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker
In co-production with HELLERAU Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, O Espaço Do Tempo Associação Cultura, CN D Centre national de la danse Pantin, KLAP Maison pour la danse and Tafelhalle im KunstKulturQuartier
Special contributions Performing Arts Fund NL, Fonds 21, VSBfonds e Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds


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