NO CATEGORY PRACTICE

No Category Practice is a mixture of different movement techniques. However, the focus is not on their individual qualities, but on their mutual relationship. How these practices can reinforce each other, and how their contrast offers insight into our possibilities as dancer, performer and human.

We start by treating these categories as basic tools with which we make sense of ourselves and the world around us. Then we confront them by transferring them to our consciousness; realizing that they were created to shape a certain kind of identity, thus limiting our ability to connect with ourselves and others.

We immerse ourselves in images, analogies, equations and symbols. Dissect dance by creating metaphors as a mechanism for escaping rigid categorization.

© Leandro Moraes

© Leandro Moraes

© Leandro Moraes

© Leandro Moraes

© Leandro Moraes