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The Unexpected Return Of Heaven And Earth

Shortly before the end of the year, Emanuel came up with a mildly insane but totally intriguing idea: to transform another cancelled tour date into a creation period for a new work. So against all odds ACT II & III - THE UNEXPECTED RETURN OF HEAVEN AND EARTH was born...
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An interview with Emanuel Gat

DIS-TANZ DIARY #4 – Arising from a recent joint creation period, I had the idea to talk to Emanuel about his thoughts on the physical (and mental) conditioning of his dancers, shared responsibilities on and off stage, and the advantages of horizontal learning...
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An online survey

DIS-TANZ DIARY #3 – I developed an online survey in collaboration with sports scientist Patrick Rump (GJUUM) in order to gain a better understanding of the current conditions of the professional dance community in regards to training and conditioning, preventative methods and awareness, and rehabilitation processes...
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Improvisation in life and art

DIS-TANZ DIARY #2 – Before I start diving into some of the more sober reference books on anatomy and physiology and the core principles of sports science I wanna introduce FREE PLAY - IMPROVISATION IN LIFE AND ART by Stephen Nachmanovitch. I discovered this gem of a book through a dear friend while touring SUNNY by Emanuel Gat & Awir...
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A cumulative reading list

DIS-TANZ DIARY #1 – It's a new year and I'm jumping straight into my DIS-TANZEN research project "Sports science as a tool for movement optimisation, injury prevention & performance enhancement in the work practice of contemporary dancers". One of the first things I'm going to do is read, read, read, read, read...
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Sports science as a tool for movement optimisation, injury prevention & performance enhancement in the work practice of contemporary dancers



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. 


    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.


      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.