Michael Loehr is a contemporary dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Berlin, Germany. Browse through updates on his latest projects, check out new videos and photos, and discover the things that inspire his work...

Wide Awake

I’ve been teaching OPEN CLASSES at Tanzhaus NRW and the Profitraining Freiburg @ E-Werk recently. More dates in Cologne and Berlin are coming up soon. To satisfy the prying eyes I keep noticing whenever dancers pass my laptop here’s my current playlist:
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A little something

Silvana Ranaudo from Nuova Officina della Danza invited me to teach a workshop for her students in Torino, Italy. Besides my usual focus on floorwork I tried to introduce the students to the awkwardness of Something Machine. We spent some time exploring movement material from THE 2ND EXCESSIVE RUDENESS. Here are some impressions:
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Attempts without worth

STRUT Dance – The National Choreographic Center of Western Australia chose Something Machine as one of the recipients of their sought-after SEED residencies and invited us to work in Perth for two weeks. We prepared a 30min installation piece that we presented at King Street Arts Center as a conclusion of our residency. We instructed the audience to move around...
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Where the music dances

EMANUEL GAT. CET ESPACE OÙ DANSE LA MUSIQE is a comprehensive collection of articles about the work of the choreographer Emanuel Gat. The book contains contributions by Bérengère Alfort, Thomas Hahn, Jessica Piris, Mabru Lothaire and Christophe Martin and is compiled by the french journalist and dance critic Philippe Verrièle for Riveneuve‘s series L’Univers d’un chorégraphe. I’m afraid you’ll need...
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Things are getting intense

Emanuel Gat Dance will hold a five days summer intensive in Rome, aimed at professional dancers. The summer intensive will be led by Sara Wilhelmsson and myself, alongside Emanuel Gat who will be present and working directly with the participants throughout the course. The course will introduce the dancers to the teachings and methodology developed during the past 25 years, proposing an...
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UPCOMING DATES

COMPANY CLASSES @ Ballet de Lorraine
26.03. – 29.03. in Nancy, France

SUNNY @ Trafó 
12.04. – 13.04. in Budapest, Hungary

THE CIRCLE @ Scottish Dance Theatre
22.04. – 04.05. in Dundee, UK

ABOUT

PERFORMING

Michael Loehr is a contemporary dancer who is collaborating with a number of international choreographers and companies. Enjoying the challenge to adapt to different surroundings and to switch between styles, his way of moving is characterised by both an emphasis on clarity and the joy of embracing the awkward. 

CREATING

Michael Loehr is a choreographer with a big interest in autonomous choreographic structures and a focus on discovering rather than executing. His creative skills are channelled in his own choreographies, a variety of projects that he accompanies as choreographic assistant as well as in numerous collaborations as a performer in works that require a choreographic vision.

TEACHING

Michael Loehr is teaching contemporary dance classes and workshops for professional dancers and beginners alike. Passionately believing in the potential of sharing knowledge and ideas, he considers teaching an essential part of his artistic practice.