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Michael Loehr
A rehearsal day with Something Machine

Thinking Dancers

What just happened here? • A rehearsal day with Something Machine • The 2nd Excessive Rudeness • Pansun Kim • Michael Loehr • Genevieve Osbone • Milena Twiehaus • Thinking dancers • No idiots • Instant replay • Right or wrong? • The strongest section • Information overload • She cooknektor • Chuck • Petite...
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Danse!

The new theatre season is about to kick off and my first show will be STORY WATER with Emanuel Gat Dance and the brilliant Ensemble Modern at Beethovenfest in Bonn next week. Just in time Julia Gat finished editing a brand new teaser, filmed at the world premiere in Avignon last month. I totally can’t wait for this...
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Curtain’s Up

CURTAIN’S UP is a short film celebrating the practice of Transcendental Meditation. It features David Lynch and Stella McCartney and was created by the Los Angeles based creative studio Tête-à-Tête for Nowness. For once I have nothing much to add, the film speaks pretty much for itself…
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Growing in Slow Motion

I can’t believe it’s already been one and a half years that I’ve been teaching home in Berlin. So happy to be back at Marameo for a full week of Open Classes. Looking forward to that crazy energy that you Berliners always bring to the dance studio! Since I know that you guys are always...
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Excessive Facts Pt. I

In preparation for our upcoming residency at STRUT Dance in Perth Something Machine (Pansun Kim, Genevieve Osborne, Milena Twiehaus and I) met at Tanzfabrik Berlin this week to continue working on THE 2ND EXCESSIVE RUDENESS. As part of our research into the theme of observation we started collecting a whole bunch of (more or less)...
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Garçon d’honneur

After I tore a muscle bundle in my right calf and almost dropped out of the production, after 7 hard weeks of rehabilitation training, and after a general rehearsal with high fever … we finally did it! Against all odds the world premiere (and the four following shows) of STORY WATER in the absolutely gorgeous...
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Two Conversations

With regard to the upcoming world premiere of STORY WATER at Festival d’Avignon 2018 this Thursday, i wanna share two interesting conversations focusing on the project’s music as well as the relation between music and dance on stage. The first (English) conversation was held between journalist Mélanie Suchy, Emanuel Gat and the Ensemble Modern for the...
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A nod to NOD

Apply now for my workshop at Nuova Officina Della Danza (NOD) in Torino, Italy! It will be an intense week of exploring my approach to contemporary technique and floorwork. The workshop will develop from pure body-work / work-out exercises towards complex choreographic sequences. Some of the basic principles which are constantly worked with are: finding, strengthening...
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Dance against prejudice

Tanec Praha just celebrated its 30th anniversary, presenting a total of one hundred events and attracting over 9.000 visitors in Prague and all over the Czech Republic. Under the motto Dance against prejudice this year’s edition presented productions by Jiří Kylián, Eun Me-Ahn, Louise Lecavalier, Germaine Arcogny, Emanuel Gat & Awir Leon and many more. From...
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In good company

Emmanuelle Bouchez from French cultural magazine Télérama visited us during our residency at La FabricA last May in Avignon. She spent some days with us in order to observe the creation process of STORY WATER, talk to Emanuel about his career and his working methods, and interview some of the dancers (including myself) about their...
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