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...

It’s a wrap!

2018 is a wrap and it’s time to say thank you for a year full of exciting projects! I feel really really lucky that I’m able to work with so many great people and institutions around the world. I performed 35 times across 7 countries, spent 10 weeks creating (and restaging) 5 different works with Emanuel Gat Dance, Scottish Dance...
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Gat fam playlist

Electric Warm Arse

Get your groove on with the Gat fam! If you ever wondered what we listen to when we warm up our tired bodies before a show, here’s a little playlist with some selected tracks from before (and after) our recent shows at deSingel in Antwerp. Hope you enjoy the ride…
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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 are constantly worked with are:...
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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 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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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.