Renan Martins
No Category Practice


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.

Only as a member, you can take part in Dansehallerne’s training activities – a year-round program with approximately 5 days of training per week.
This is for all professional members no matter background in dance training, and it is possible to drop in✨
International guests can also join training for free for up to 1 month.

Renans classes are in close collaboration with Danish Dance Theatre and we are happy to be able to offer the classes in the DDT’s studio.

These classes are held at the Opera:
Ekvipagemestervej 10, 1438 Copenhagen K. You will arrive to the stage entrance, big grey sliding door and enter the reception. We kindly ask you to meet latest 15 minutes before the class, so that it is time to find your way to the studio and show your QR code on the ticket.

NB! Information to the dancers joining Renans class Tuesday 28th;

Meeting at the stage entrance/ reception at The Royal Theatre ( Old stage by Kgs. Nytorv )
August Bournonvilles Passage 8, 1055 KBH. K
Meeting time 8.55 we will be there to guide you up to  A -salen where the class will take place.


Renan Martins


No Category Practice




27.–31.5.2024, 09:15


1 hour 15 minutes


Ekvipagemestervej 10, 1438 København K

Danish Dance Theatre