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The Saturday Gig: Arno Schuitemaker modern dance at Trafó


  • Nick Robertson

26/01/2018 11.00pm

In our weekly series “The Saturday Gig”, we highlight one special performance happening on Saturday night in Budapest – if you have no plans, you do now!

Arno Schuitemaker modern dance at Trafó – January 27th, 8pm

THE ARTIST: Acclaimed as one of Europe’s rising stars in 21st-century dance, Dutch choreographer Arno Schuitemaker presents intensely physical and conceptual movement artistry melding light, music, and space. Whether working internationally or in his home base of Amsterdam, Schuitemaker strives to establish empathetic connections between his performers and audiences with every show – and in this Budapest presentation of “I will wait for you”, he explores the elusive nature of love with continually flowing dance maneuvers that change with the fickle nature of escalating emotions as they build to a visceral climax.

THE VENUE: Edgy shows go on for almost two decades now at Budapest’s Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, a 300-seat performance hall and culture center hosting avant-garde Hungarian artistes and global greats in modern music, dance, theater, and more. Originally this urban building opened as an Art Nouveau-tinged transformer station in 1909, but after decades of abandonment during Hungary’s communist era, independent artists occupied it in the early ’90s as a display space, which evolved into one of the city’s most vital cultural hubs.

Photo: László Balkányi - We Love Budapest

THE SHOW: “There is something very beautiful about ‘not yet’,” says Schuitemaker of “I will wait for you”, and this choreography endeavors to entrance audiences by making all logical sense of time melt away. Check out the Trafó website for ticket info and more details.

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