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David Bloom

Contemporary Dance Class - Receiving The Dance Of The Day

The work brings together my experience in dance, music, martial arts, tantra, yoga and choreography. It uses the energy of the group present on that particular day, at that particular time, to create a unique experience and a joyful practice. The class begins from sensing the body itself somatically, and then brings awareness to the spacetime we are moving through, using a mixture of improvisation proposals and set movement sequences.

The class puts forward three ideas I consider to be vital to my work:

Allowing whatever is in the space, physically, emotionally, spiritually, sexually, energetically, to be present and incorporated into the artistic process.

Performance as a ritual that serves to anchor and concentrate the creative process that preceded it.

Dance and choreography as not just processes of action, but equally of non-action: receiving, observing and listening. Expanding our consciousness of what it means to choreograph and/or dance. Creating a situation, then surrendering to it.


David Bloom was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a family from New York, NY. Has been playing the piano professionally for 16 years, including a stint at the bar Marie s Crisis in New York. Received his dance training mainly at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, where his teachers included Dieter Heitkamp, Marc Spradling, Nora Kimball and José Biondi. Also strongly influenced by workshops with William Forsythe, Kirstie Simson, & Benoit Lachambre. Was a member of the dance ensemble at the Staatstheater Darmstadt directed by Mei Hong Lin, and has participated in projects by Marco Santi, Michael d Auzon, Nir de Volff/Total Brutal, Micha Purucker, Ingo Reulecke, Canan Erek, Friederike Plafki & Felix Ruckert. Since graduating from the M.A. Choreography course at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz (Inter-University Center for Dance) in Berlin, he has been focusing mainly on his own work, including Die Heilige und die Hure, a solo for Felix Ruckert, and enemy, an interactive sauna dance piece.

David is the recipient of a 2012 danceWEB scholarship.