Arno Schuitemaker – The Way You Sound Tonight / Cycle 2

23:20 - 00:20

Theater aan het Vrijthof: Papyrus Hall

Cycle #1 starts at 22:20

One of the highlights of Museumnacht Maastricht 2020: The Way You Sound Tonight of Arno Schuitemaker, winner of the prestigious 'Zwaan' award of most impressive dance production 2019 by the VSCD—the Oscar of Dutch dance. 

The Way You Sound Tonight is a mind-blowing experience of pulsating dance and electronic music in one hypnotizing synergy. Boundless in energy, The Way You Sound Tonight streams and steams. It is an intensifying and trance-like experience that transcends, and then lastingly resounds. Do not miss it!

During Museumnacht Maastricht two audience groups can join this hypnotizing continuum. At 22:20 the first cycle starts and at 23:20 the second cycle starts. For a full-on experience joining both cycles is recommendable.

Museumnacht Maastricht 2020 Theater aan het Vrijthof Arno Schuitemaker
© Sanne Peper

potentially, this performance is infinite
in the infinity, it is all about now
every now is new 

With The Way You Sound Tonight, Arno Schuitemaker creates an 'acoustic ballroom’. Five performers and their pulsating movements take the audience—sitting on two sides of the stage—into a reality that is radically carried through. There seems to be no beginning and no end.

On the impressive electronic music of Rotterdam-based composer/guitarist Aart Strootman, who plays live, the performers keep going non-stop, bringing one-hour cycles into being that could last for an eternity: distance and proximity, night and day, breath and heartbeat. In each cycle, the composition of the performers varies, so the audience group that joins this hypnotizing continuum has a slightly different encounter than the group that was part of the first cycle.

About Arno Schuitemaker

There is a buzz around Arno Schuitemaker . An not without reason. With great acclaim his performances travel accross Europe. The magazines tanz and Dance Europe even named him "The most leading contemporary choreographer in The Netherlands". The Way You Sound Tonight is his first big stage production and premiered at the prestigious Holland Festival in 2018. In October 2019, The Way You Sound Tonight received the award of most impressive dance production by the VSCD—the Oscar of Dutch dance. 

"Like a power surge, that is what Arno Schuitemaker's performance feels like. Hypnotizing movements and electronic minimal music. this is about energy, it creates tension, and it makes you hold you breath." VPRO


Concept and creation: Arno Schuitemaker
Performers: Ivan Ugrin, Piet Defrancq, Kim Amankwaa, Emilia Saavedra, Stein Fluijt / Mark Christoph Klee / Gaetano Badalamenti
Dramaturgie: Guy Cools
Music composition: Aart Strootman
Lighting design: Jean Kalman

The Way You Sound Tonight is a production by SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker in coproduction with Holland Festival, Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse, DansBrabant and Le Pacifique CDCN Grenoble ARA in collaboration with CCN2 Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble. With support of ICK Amsterdam and thanks to Het Huis Utrecht. The Way You Sound Tonight is created with contributions by Performing Arts Fund NL, Fonds 21 and NORMA Fonds. SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker receives multi-year funding by AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).