Friday and Saturday 12–24h
Art is our first language. Throughout the year, Het HEM presents a range of temporary art programmes as well as more permanent art installations.
May 7 – 25
Come by for a drink and a bite, wine and dine at one of our restaurants Zanini, Bois or get a sandwich at Bakery Solinger,. With good wether we suggest you settle down on our sunny terrace on the Costa del Zaano.
Het HEM loves books. During your visit, come lose yourself in the library's rich selection or discover new favourites in the SANZ Shop.
Situated in a former munitions factory, Het HEM is a new home for contemporary culture.
The building's industrial design and our experimental art programme bring ambience and meaning to every event.
If You Could See Me Now Three performers reshape a chilled-out club dance into a mesmerizing wave-like motion until everything morphs into one big chunk of energy. At maximal and sweaty exertion, their incessant movement flow reinvents itself through luminous, ever-changing impressions. Seemingly casual yet with great precision, If You Could See Me Now urges another, closer look. Arno Schuitemaker created the performance against the backdrop of a rapidly changing reality to interrogate how to deal with things when they no longer are the way they were. How do we shift and realign our focus? How to keep going and move forward? From ecstasy to turmoil, from a meticulous build-up to its fracturing, If You Could See Me Now goes right to the core of a transformative perspective.
“A magnificent performance, tactfully playing with your emotions.” de Volkskrant ⭑⭑⭑⭑
“Brilliant work, with a progression so subtle that its transformations are something you rather sense and feel than you can directly point out.” NRC ⭑⭑⭑⭑
“In this liberating performance, everything falls into place” Trouw ⭑⭑⭑⭑
about Arno Schuitemaker
Through a rigorous integration of movement, light, and electronic music, Arno Schuitemaker, based in Amsterdam, creates performances one has to experience. His contemporary works immerse the audience, each in their unique way. Rooted in the pages of his diary, they transform into hyperphysical and embodied meditations on life, and, consequently, the way we (can) engage with the world. The performances receive praise for the inventive forms that Arno creates to express and give meaning to universal themes. They have been presented at renowned venues and contemporary performing arts festivals in more than 25 countries.
Concept and creation: Arno Schuitemaker Performers: Stein Fluijt, Ivan Ugrin, Mark Christoph Klee Dramaturgy: Guy Cools Music composition: Wim Selles Lighting design: Vinny Jones Costumes: Inge de Lange 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.