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...

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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The personal is political

The personal is political was the powerful motto of the 69th Berlinale, with outgoing festival director Dieter Kosslick borrowing it from the 1960s feminist movement. The breakup of traditional family structures, childhood, gender equality and nutrition represented the key themes that were woven through the festival’s programme and its competition. Already before the grand opening Kosslick made headlines by following the...
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Something SEED

In conclusion of our SEED residency at STRUT Dance Something Machine would like to invite you to an informal presentation. Something Machine is comprised of five artists that have been collaborating in various constellations with creators such as Amos Ben-Tal (NL), Amala Dianor (F), Emanuel Gat (F), Ohad Naharin (ISR) and Itamar Serussi (NL). We are Pansun Kim, Michael Loehr,...
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Drift and Fury

Dance journalist Thomas Hahn describes STORY WATER as “One of the best French dance companies and one of the best contemporary German orchestras in a vibrant choreography of bodies and minds.” He elaborates that “The new creation of Emanuel Gat unfolds a surprising dramaturgy of atmospheres and energies. And it tells us about the bonds that are woven between beings to...
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Emanuel Gat's DUOS

Coloured up

There is alway something special about performing Emanuel Gat’s DUOS. You never know what’s gonna happen. Each show takes place under different circumstances, in a different setting, and with a different partner. And dancing in full body paint (created spontaneously by artist Yifat Gat for each show, sometimes in front of the audience) can be both unsettling and empowering. The...
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UPCOMING DATES

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

SEASON PRESENTATION @ Théâtre National de Chaillot
09.05. in Paris, France

OPEN CLASSES @ Tanzfaktur
20.05. – 24.05. in Cologne, Budapest

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.