Michael Löhr  Contemporary Training for Dancers

Bio: michael löhr studied contemporary dance at the cologne university of music and dance. he subsequently received a scholarship to visit the annual summer academy in kyoto, japan. he joined germany's tanztheater bielefeld and tanzcompagnie oldenburg where he worked with rami be'er, shlomi bitton, ingun bjørnsgaard, lionel hoche, jan pusch, jo strømgren, guy weizman & roni haver and gregor zöllig. michael moved to berlin in 2009 in order to start working as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher. next to creating his own work, he has been involved in various projects including collaborations with ahn eun-me company, alessandra corti, clint lutes, emanuel gat dance, unterwegstheater heidelberg and has performed at numerous dance festivals around the world. in addition, he works as choreographic assistant of emanuel gat and is regularly invited to teach contemporary dance classes or workshops for institutions such as ballet de lorraine, ballet national de marseille, candoco dance company, cedar lake contemporary ballet, cie. amala dianor, pvc tanz, polish national ballet, potsdamer tanztage, tanz im august, tanzhaus nrw and unterwegstheater heidelberg. for more information please visit

Class Description: my class develops from plain and pure body-work / work-out exercises, through short floor- and standing combinations into more complex choreographic sequences. some of the basic principles which are constantly worked with are: finding, strengthening and shifting the center, being on and off balance, resting and exploding into space, moving expansively and taking risks. the class is very physical, energetic and athletic but it also focuses on increasing the physical awareness in order to work within a frame in which one can push his individual limits but keep the body safe. it's an essential part of the class to discover and make full use of the logic that underlies every movement phrase. based on that understanding i want to encourage the participants to take their own decisions, so they can find their own way of playing with quality, musicality and dynamics and strengthen their individual expression as a performer.

Gastdozenten  Klassisches Tänzertraining

21.06. - 26.06.2016  Martina Morasso
08.08. - 14.08.2016  Paul Estabrook
10.10. - 16.10.2016  Maria Nitsche
17.10. - 23.10.2016  Hervé Palito
24.10. - 30.10.2016  Chandana M. Hörmann

Gastdozenten  Zeitgenössisches Tänzertraining

23.05. - 27.05.2016  Henrik Kaalund
28.05. & 29.05.2016  Katja Mustonen

30.05. - 03.06.2016  Adonis Vais
04.06. & 05.06.2016  Katja Mustonen

06.06. - 10.06.2016  Christina Mertzani
11.06. & 12.06.2016  Maayan Danoch

13.06. - 17.06.2016  Sonia Rodriguez
18.06. & 19.06.2016  Judith Sanchez Ruiz

20.06. - 24.06.2016  Samuel Minguillon
25.06. & 26.06.2016  Milla Koistinen

27.06. - 01.07.2016  Blenard Azizaj
02.07. & 03.07.2016  Erol Alexandrov

04.07. - 08.07.2016  Milla Koistinen
09.07. & 10.07.2016  Adonis Vais

11.07. - 15.07.2016  Stella Zannou
16.07. & 17.07.2016  Rachel Nanyonjo

18.07. - 22.07.2016  Nir de Volff
23.07. & 24.07.2016  Erol Alexandrov

25.07. - 29.07.2016  Narenda Patil