Arno Schuitemaker (NL)

If You Could See Me Now

3200 Ft
discounted: 2800 Ft
student: 2200 Ft
Trafó passes are accepted

Accompanying program

Halász Péter and Lábán Rudolf Award ceremony after the show at 9 pm.

On Arno Schuitemaker choreographer and Orsolya Bálint dance critic are having a conversation after the performance in the lounge area, in front of the Main Hall.

OVERGROUND Dancing Cities - Budapest dancefilm screening in the Studio - free program.


"It is no exaggeration to say that these kind of experiences will determine the future of the theatre. (....) In this liberating dance performance everything falls into place. " Alexander Hiskemuller, Trouw

Seemingly casual yet with impressive precision, If You Could See Me Now appeals for another look, to look again. Three performers set a chilled-out club dance into a mesmerizing wave-like motion, pushing their physical limits until everything morphs into one big chunk of energy. 

At maximal and sweaty exertion, the movement flow reinvents itself as luminous and ever-changing impressions, stirring powerful instants of perseverance, resilience and transformative perspective. 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 plays with expectations and shakes them up. It finds a tipping point, tilting performers and audience to something new and unreserved: a liberation.

Concept and creation: Arno Schuitemaker
Performers: Stein Fluijt, Johannes Lind or Ivan Ugrin, Kim Amankwaa
Dramaturgy: Guy Cools
Music composition: Wim Selles
Lighting design: Vinny Jones
Costumes: Inge de Lange
Technique: Natasja Giebels, Vincent Beune 

If You Could See Me Now is a production by SHARP/ArnoSchuitemaker in coproduction with HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste (Dresden, Germany), O Espaço Do Tempo - Associação Cultura (Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal), CN D Centre national de la danse (Pantin, France), KLAP Maison pour la danse (Marseille, France) and Tafelhalle im KunstKulturQuartier (Nuremberg, Germany).

The performance is created with contributions by Performing Arts Fund NL, Fonds 21, VSBfonds and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

"Otthonos terepre, a péntek esték táncparkettjére érkezünk, nem a professzionális táncosok egzotikus világába. De csak látszólag."

Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 5 pm - 10 pm
  • studio and club performance days: 5 pm - 8:30 pm
  • other days: 5pm - 8 pm
Trafó Gallery opening hours:
  • Performance days: 4-10pm.
  • Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 4pm-7pm.
  • Closed on Mondays.
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