In Let Me Die in My Footsteps four dancers embody crisis as a starting point in an ambiguous journey of conflict and resolution. The soundscape created by Gasper Piano offers a subtle sense of nostalgia and contrasts with the dancers’ strenuous physicality. In his new work, Renan Martins de Oliveira has created a pure dance piece where the movement is generated from the necessity of being together, even in times of clear adversity.
ME-SA / BOD.Y / Renan Martins de OliveiraLet Me Die In My Footsteps
Renan Martins de Oliveira
Renan Martins de Oliveira is a Brussels-based Brazilian performer and choreographer. He graduated from SEAD in 2009 and in 2010 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. Along with his choreographic practice he has also been a dancer for Iztok Kovac, Marysia Stoklosa, Pierre Droulers, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and Meg Stuart. He is a member of SeventySeven together with other artists such as Les Slovaks, Anton Lachky, Moya Michael, Meytal Blanaru and Peter Jasko, where his work is represented.
ME-SA was established in 2008. The company works as an open platform that combines author’s projects with works by guest choreographers. In 2013, ME-SA was selected by Aerowaves with the project Much More Than Nothing created by duo Peter Šavel/Stano Dobák. The company has been nominated three times for Dance Piece of the Year Award. In 2015, one of ME-SA founders, Martina Hajdyla Lacová, was awarded the Dancer of the Year Prize for her performance in SuperNaturals, which was selected by Aerowaves in 2015. ME-SA has presented its projects at various festivals: APAP/NYC, Spring Forward, Czech Dance Platform, Tanec Praha, and Edinburg Fringe among others.