I Will Wait for You
I will wait for you: the words of a declaration of love, the beginning of a wait, the development of a distance. However, Arno Schuitemaker’s show with this title has nothing to do with any of this. Far from creating a narrative choreography, the Dutch choreographer has decided to move closer to a more performative and minimalist trend, draining the dance of all unnecessary frills and structuring a piece based on a single movement.
Schuitemaker, who moved into contemporary dance only after earning a degree in the field of technology, and who has always been interested in the theory of “mirror neurons”, always brings something profoundly scientific to his work.
Therefore, I will wait for you, while inspired by the feelings really experienced during a long-distance relationship, develops an abstract language: three dancers appear faintly in the dark, different shades of light change the perception of their bodies and space while a courageous sound environment surrounds viewers. Schuitemaker presents his most intimate and thoughtful performance; a visceral experience in which the act of watching and the audience’s expectations take on an active function.
Source : Festival Romaeuropa https://romaeuropa.net/
After obtaining his Master's degree at the University of Technology Delft, Arno Schuitemaker (1976, The Netherlands) decided to change course and to study contemporary dance. Since his graduation in 2007, he created a wide variety of theatre and site-specific performances like Proxemics (2007), ZONE (2008), ANOMIA (2008), EXIT (2009), Couple (2010) and TIDE (2011). He is a guest teacher at the BAD Choreography department of Fontys School of Performing Arts and he regularly teaches workshops and classes for professional dancers. He won the Dioraphte Encouragement Award 2009, was selected for the Brabant supports Top Talent 2010 grant, and is part of the Aerowaves Priority List 2013.
I Will Wait for You
Artistic direction / Conception
Revé Terborg, Jenia Kasatkina, Stein Fluijt
Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy
Inge de Lange
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Spectacle créé le 21.09.2016 à Frascati-Amsterdam. Production SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker. Coproduction Dans Brabant, CN D Centre national de la danse, Ballet national de Marseille et Centre de développement chorégraphique –Toulouse / Midi-Pyrénées. Avec la contribution de Performing Arts Fund NL et Dutch PerformingArts | en France, une initiative de DPA et de l’ambassade des Pays-Bas en France dans le cadre de l’année culturelle NL-FR initiée par l’ambassade des Pays-Bas en France, Ammodo, Fonds 21 et AFK Amsterdams Fund for the Arts, avec le soutien deICKamsterdam. La venue d’Arno Schuitemaker pour son workshop et le spectacle I Will Wait for You est rendue possible grâce à Dutch Performing Arts, un programme du Performing Arts Fund NL.