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...

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 curious about my playlist, here’s...
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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) related facts:
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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 Cour d’honneur du Palais des...
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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 semi-annual Ensemble Modern Magazin. 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 and shifting the center, resting...
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UPCOMING DATES

DUOS / STORY WATER @ deSingel
14.12. – 15.12. in Antwerp, Belgium

STORY WATER @ Théâtre National de Chaillot
10.01. – 13.01. in Paris, France

NEW WORK @ Scottish Dance Theatre
14.01. – 18.01. in Dundee, Scotland

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.