While we strive

While we strive

Arno Schuitemaker

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Three performers seduce the audience to go along on a trip for the senses. Hypnotizing in its intensity and magical in its simplicity, they give new life to the relationship between sound and movement: seeing becomes hearing and hearing becomes seeing. The performers exude a tremendous amount of energy, as they circle their arms, undulate and tremble with their bodies, cling intimately to each other and take the rhythm to its limit. Setting the senses in motion, While we strive creates a physical and acoustic experience that arouses, affects and resonates.
'Intelligent and insightful. (...) who goes along with the exhilarating sounds is in for an arousing hour.' **** -  NRC
'definitely an experience that is hard to forget and a great step forward for Schuitemaker, who is affirming himself as one of the leading choreographers in the Dutch dance scene.' -  Dance Europe
'Spectators who commit emerge revitalised.' **** - het Parool
Best performance of 2015: 'choreography, light and sound are completely attuned
and lift each other to a higher level.' - Dansmagazine
'an exceptional and intense performance.' - **** 8WEEKLY
concept/choreography Arno Schuitemaker dancers Shay Partush, Audrey Apers, Ivan Ugrin dramaturgy Guy Cools Sound composition Massimo Cervini lighting design Ellen Knops costumes Carlijn Petermeijer sound engineer Natasja Giebels
While we strive  is awarded with the 2nd jury prize at [re]connaissance 2016 in Grenoble.


Arno Schuitemaker (1976) studeerde af aan de Technische Universiteit in Delft om zich vervolgens op de moderne dans te richten. Met zijn unieke fysieke benadering van existentiële onderwerpen zet choreograaf Arno Schuitemaker de zintuigen op scherp. In november 2014 toonde hij bij Frascati het indrukwekkende I is an Other en in 2013 The Fifteen Project. Schuitemaker werkte bij verschillende danshuizen in Nederland en daarbuiten en maakte (locatie)voorstellingen als Proxemics (2007), ZONE (2008), ANOMIA (2008), EXIT (2009), Couple (2010) en TIDE (2011). Hij ontving de Dioraphte Stimuleringsprijs en werd geselecteerd voor de Aerowaves Priority List en door het Europese Dancehouse Network.


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