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...

Harsh, rugged and angular

Silvia Staude from German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau came to see STORY WATER at Tanzfestival Rhein-Main last week. After several working residencies at Frankfurt LAB and a successful world premiere in Avignon, the Emanuel Gat Dance /  Ensemble Modern co-production returned to where it all started for two celebrated shows. Check out the German review below or enjoy some Google-translated absurdism:
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Sharlie’s Story

It always feels like we only truly start working on a production once we begin touring it. So naturally Emanuel Gat’s STORY WATER is still somewhere at the beginning of its journey. And while we keep discovering and understanding more and more layers of the show each time we meet and work, our audiences have their very own unique experiences....
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Art Week(end)

Just a few days after my last art expeditions in beautiful Turin BERLIN ART WEEK gave me another opportunity to challenge myself on how many art works I can see before the overload switch in my brain clicks down. I went to see Lee Bul’s exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau, the newly opened Palais Populaire showcasing paper works from the Deutsche Bank Collection, Arthur...
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Permanent Pop Story

The great thing about teaching in a city that you haven’t been to before is that your free time usually turns into one big discovery tour. I love to hunt down the best coffee spots, the tastiest eateries, a city’s essential shopping spots and of course the  most inspirational art. I was lucky enough to see a whole bunch of...
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Floating Reflections

Most of the time travel days are pretty boring but occasionally they can also turn out to be very productive. I’m on my way from Milan to Turin to teach a workshop for the students of Nuova Officina Della Danza and I just finished compiling my playlist for the coming week. As always I’m happy to share my music with...
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UPCOMING DATES

OPEN CLASSES @ K3
12.11. – 15.11. in Hamburg, Germany

SACRE / MILENA & MICHAEL @ Scène 55
23.11. in Mougins, France

OPEN CLASSES @ Tanzhaus NRW
26.11. – 30.11. in Düsseldorf, Germany

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.