dec 4. – 8. 9:30-11h / professional class
photo: Mathias Theisen
Renan Martins is a Brazilian choreographer, dancer and DJ based in Heidelberg, DE. He graduated from SEAD and PARTS. And has worked as dancer for Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Ceren Oran, Daniel Linehan and Meg Stuart, to name a few. In 2024 he premieres his first commission for Unusual Symptoms/Theater Bremen.
NO CATEGORY PRACTICE – warmup
The No Category Practice is a mix of various movement practices. Rather than exploring their individual potential, we place the emphasis on how they interrelate. We consider their complementary and conflicting natures and how they might broaden our spectrum of possibilities as movers, performers, dancers and people.
Our starting proposition is that such practices are the basic tools by which we know ourselves and make sense of the world around us. We then confront the categories by bringing them to the forefront of our consciousness. In so doing, we can observe that their creation is linked to identity formation and, as such, they limit our possibilities for connection (to both ourselves and others).
We open our minds to the power of images, analogies, comparisons and symbols. The dance unfolds through the creation of metaphors that serve as mechanisms for escaping the rigidities of categorization.
preferred pronouns: he/him
professional training/local training exchange
Time: Monday – Friday 9:30h – 11:00h
Price: 5, – € per class or 20, – € for the whole week.
Current Class Rules
• space limited
• first come first serve
• no late entries to class.