If You Could See Me Now is a collaboration with Arno Schuitemaker’s and builds on our individual ongoing research into perception, and perception of movement. The work revolves around the interdependent relationships of the body and movement with light, and sound, aiming this time to challenge and confuse the senses. A continuous process of appearing and disappearing, looming and dissolving, results in an elastic experience of time and space.
The aim of the light design was to disrupt the perception of the movement. The lights were constantly in motion, from imperceptible vibrations, to rolling and breathing in the space, to using multiple strobes, each moving at different frequencies to disorientate the viewer and create perceptual illusions.
"Brilliant work again, with transformations that are rather tangible than obvious." **** Francine van der Wiel, NRC Handelsblad
"In this liberating dance performance everything falls in its place (....) It is no exaggeration to state that these kind of experiences will determine the future of the theatre." **** Alexander Hiskemuller, Trouw
"Magnificent work that subtly plays with your feelings." **** Mirjam van der Linden, de Volkskrant
"Ephemeral, deeply embodied and mundane at the same time! .... an amazing dialogue with the intricate light design" Annabel Van Baren
Concept / choreography: Arno Schuitemaker
Performers: Revé Terborg, Stein Fluijt, Johannes Lind
Dramaturgy: Guy Cools
Music composition: Wim Selles
Costumes: Inge de Lange
Technique: Natasja Giebels, Vincent Beune
Photography: Sanne Peper
16 December 2017, Tafelhalle, Nürnberg, German premier 19 December 2017, Theater Frascati, Amsterdam, Dutch premier