How can we let it be a result of intention as opposed to pure manifestation of a technical body? How can we be present in the Now by experiencing it as a timeless “moment” of full consciousness. The detachment from the mind and full comprehension of self.

I want to propose the body as channel for communication, storage of memories, emotions and energy. This body has different centers of gravity that can work separately from each other in rhythm and quality creating then new logics for movement. My hope is to challenge the dancer’s personal vocabulary by having different physical sensations triggered either by a partner and/or by imagination.

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 and Slovakia. Along with his choreographic practice he has also been a performer for Iztok Kovac, Marysia Stoklosa, Pierre Droulers, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Alexandra Waeirstall and Meg Stuart.

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 Studio in Brussels, SIBA in Salzburg, Theatre de La Bastille in Paris, Codarts in Rotterdam, Munich’s University of Drama, ME-SA in Prague, DOCH in Stockholm and Artesis/Conservatory of Antwerp where he has also been a jury member of the committee.

With Let Me Die In My Footsteps (currently on tour) Renan has joined the Aerowaves network as one of the top 20 promising artists in 2016.