Concept, choreography

Renan Martins

Created with

Martina Hajdyla Lacová, Tereza Ondrová, Karolína Hejnová / Helena Araújo, Jaro Ondruš, Nathan Jardin

Rerun performed by

Tereza Ondrová, Helena Araújo, Nathan Jardin, Víctor Pérez Armero

Light design

Katarína Ďuricová

Produced by

ME-SA, danceWATCH / Karolína Hejnová

Production assistant

Lucie Nováková


Linda Průšová


Lofft – das Theater, Tanec Praha / PONEC – divadlo pro tanec

Supported by

Magistrát hlavního města Prahy, Ministerstvo kultury České republiky, Praha 3, Kreativní Evropa, European Dancehouse Network, Tanec Praha / PONEC – divadlo pro tanec, ALT@RT z. ú., Lofft – das Theater, Stadt Leipzig, Kulturamt, Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Kulturstiftung des Freistaattes Sachsen


50 min

Reworked version

The chasm between action and reaction, the generator of disappointment and satisfaction. 5 dancers move as if their bodies carry endless stories, mysterious events and traumas. Together they solve puzzles, unlock riddles and break spells.

After 10 years living in Europe, the Brazilian choreographer Renan Martins takes a step back to look at the European stereotypes on Latin culture. He works with the passionate, colourful, overdramatic reactive aspect of these stereotypes to create a performance where meaning is not overly important, as much as the fact thatevery action means something.

Together with ME-SA collective and light designer Katarina Duricova, they create a space that is equal parts tragic and comic, romantic and dry, absurd and narrative. REPLAY is the second cooperation between Renan Martins and the Czech collective ME-SA. Their first work Let Me Die In My Footsteps joined Aerowaves network as one of the top 20 works in 2016.