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Michael Loehr

Gran Torino

I’ll be teaching another workshop at Nuova Officina Della Danza (NOD) in Torino coming March and you can already apply now! It will be an intense week of exploring my approach to contemporary technique and choreography. The workshop will develop from pure body-work / work-out exercises through  towards complex choreographic sequences. Some of the basic principles which...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Love at first sight

After a much celebrated World Premiere in Avignon, it was about time to start touring STORY WATER, time to figure out how the piece would work and evolve in different settings and with different audiences. Beethovenfest at the Opera House in Bonn was the perfect start for this adventure, and it was a lot of...
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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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