MICHAEL LOEHR'S NEWS

Here’s what happened lately and what’s coming up soon. Pics, vids, interviews, reviews, announcements and random bits of inspiration. Remember we are all migrants! Bless the mad!

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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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DIS-TANZ-SOLO RESEARCH

DIS-TANZ-SOLO
Sports science as a tool for movement optimisation, injury prevention & performance enhancement in the work practice of contemporary dancers

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.