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Renan Martins


Renan Martins started his education in Rio de Janeiro at Deborah Colker Movement Center at the age of 16, and one year later won a full scholarship to study at SEAD in Salzburg, Austria. In 2010 he joined P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) to be part of the Research Cycle where he focused more intensively on choreography and started developing his own work.

He has performed his pieces in different venues in Brazil, Austria, Slovenia, Germany, Holland, Portugal, Russia, Belgium, Croatia, France, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Switzerland. Along with his choreographic practice he has also been a performer for Iztok Kovac, Marysia Stoklosa, Pierre Droulers, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Ceren Oran and Alexandra Waierstall. Since 2013 he is a member of Damaged Goods/Meg Stuart performing in VIOLET, ATELIER III and Projecting [Space[.

He has been an active teacher in the last couple of years giving workshops and master classes at Signsix, DansCentrumJette, PARTS Summer School and Cie Thor in Brussels, SIBA in Salzburg, Theatre de La Bastille in Paris, Codarts in Rotterdam, Munich’s University of Drama, Studio ALTA in Prague, DOCH in Stockholm, Zagreb University and Artesis/Conservatory of Antwerp where he has also been a jury member of the committee.

In 2014 and 2015 Renan joined the team of SeventySeven vzw together with other artists such as Les Slovaks, Anton Lachky, Moya Michael, Meytal Blanaru and Peter Jasko, where his work was represented. With his first group piece Let Me Die In My Footsteps he was nominated by Aerowaves one of the top 20 choreographers of the year 2016. His other works FAILBETTER, REPLAY and GLORY are also currently on tour.

And as of October 2017 he joined Hiatus Company/Daniel Linehan (BE/US) as dancer for the production Third space, which premieres on June 2018 at Munchen Bienalle:

The Classes during ConnectLAB.

The No Category Practice is a mix of various different movement practices. They are put together to challenge some of the categories created, either consciously or unconsciously, to shape our performer image and thus limit our possibilities of connection (to ourselves and others). Categories in this case
being basic tools by which we know and make sense out of ourselves and everything about us. They are used to gain maximum information with the least effort, and to perceive a thing we wish to see as part of whole structures, not as something arbitrary. The goal is to awaken the mind to the work of images, analogies, comparisons, symbols. Unfolding the dance by creating metaphors that will serve as mechanisms to escape the rigidities of categorization. Some of the practices are either from or inspired by the work of Meg Stuart, Thomas Hauert, Salva Sanchis and Peter Savel. And also some of it from Kundalini Yoga, Hiphop, Mindfulness, Stranger Things, Buddhism, Rupaul's Drag Race, Brazilian Funk, Shamanism and Samba, to name a few.

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