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Michael Loehr
Black Water (Genepil's Parade) - A soundtrack commissioned by Emanuel Gat Dance and Théâtre National de Chaillot for an exhibition of garments by Thomas Bradley. Preview Photo.

Black Water

BLACK WATER (GENEPIL'S PARADE) is an unused soundtrack, originally commissioned by Emanuel Gat Dance and Théâtre National de Chaillot for DÉFILÉ, an exhibition in motion showcasing garments by Thomas Bradley...
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Size vs. Strength

The majority of dancers still struggle with the idea of incorporating strength training into their daily routine, and this is probably still due to a huge misconception. Strength training is not the same as bodybuilding...
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Everything you did and didn’t know about warm-ups

Dance warm ups are always a difficult and wide-ranging topic. Especially for freelancers, who even in larger companies often use their own warm-up program to prepare for the day, this work phase serves many different functions...
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An Online Congress for Dance Medicine

In a way, it was almost fortunate that ta.med's annual Dance Medicine Congress was held online due to COVID-19. In any case, it made it all the easier for me to participate in this year's edition as part of my research and training project...
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The Knee

After taking an in-depth look at shoulder anatomy, movement and strengthening the other day, this time we'll look at a common weak spot of dancers: the knee. The knee is a complex joint without inherent bony stability...
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A Conversation about Sports Science & Dance

When I interviewed Patrick Rump a few weeks ago to introduce him and his company GJUUM, we immediately said we wanted to get together again to talk a little more in depth about the intersection of sports science and dance...
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So, what about screening?

I always disliked the idea of health and fitness screening programs for dancers. Performing a full motion analysis and physical assessment of a dancer to identify deficits in strength, range of motion, balance and neuromuscular control seemed like a scary thing...
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A Glossary of Strength Training and Conditioning Terms

While working with sports scientist Patrick Rump, it quickly became clear that dance and sports science don’t always use the same terminology. Or more precisely, that we dancers don’t always differentiate well enough when we talk about our work...
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The Shoulder

Since I'm currently dealing with the last fades of a nagging shoulder problem, and therefore dealing with anatomy, physiology, and appropriate strengthening exercises, this chapter is a bit of a digression on all things shoulder...
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A directory of universities and organizations

DIS-TANZ DIARY #7 – A whole lot of universities include elements of dance science in their general dance curriculum, but there aren't a lot of study programs that focus specifically on a degree in dance science. I tried to compile a list of universities that do. It is not intended to be exhaustive, but I...
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