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A Glossary of Strength Training and Conditioning Terms

While working with sports scientist Patrick Rump, it quickly became clear that dance and sports science don’t always use the same terminology. Or more precisely, that we dancers don’t always differentiate well enough when we talk about our work...
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The Shoulder

Since I'm currently dealing with the last fades of a nagging shoulder problem, and therefore dealing with anatomy, physiology, and appropriate strengthening exercises, this chapter is a bit of a digression on all things shoulder...
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A directory of universities and organizations

DIS-TANZ DIARY #7 – A whole lot of universities include elements of dance science in their general dance curriculum, but there aren't a lot of study programs that focus specifically on a degree in dance science. I tried to compile a list of universities that do. It is not intended to be exhaustive, but I still hope it can be...
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A portrait of Patrick Rump

I met Patrick Rump in 2018 after tearing my right calf muscle in the middle of a performance at Teatro Storchi in Modena. I can't praise Patrick's work enough. I really think that every professional dancer could benefit from his knowledge. So here's a little interview to introduce Patrick and GJUUM to all of you...
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Science of Dance Training

DIS-TANZ DIARY #5 – SCIENCE OF DANCE TRAINING collects the results of important research and studies done by individual authors in various fields related to dance education and puts them into practical guidelines. The text pulls together a wealth of information on the scientific, medical, behavioural, and pedagogical aspects of dance training...
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DIS-TANZ-SOLO RESEARCH

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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.