Dance – Choreography – Teaching
Performing in Akemi Nagao’s Juicy Metamorphosis
Hello. I’m David Bloom. I’m a choreographer, dancer, teacher, father, filmmaker, pianist, bodyworker, fermenting Jewish mystic, and tea collector.
I graduated from the Academy of Music and Performing Arts (HfMdK) in Frankfurt and the M.A. Choreography course at HZT Berlin, as well as the Urban Tantra Professional Training Program with Barbara Carellas. I was a member of the dance ensemble at Staatstheater Darmstadt, and have collaborated as a dancer on projects by Tino Sehgal, Marco Santi, Nir de Volff/Total Brutal, Micha Purucker, Ingo Reulecke & Lukas Matthaei, Canan Erek, Friederike Plafki, Barbara Bess, Susanna Curtis, Felix Ruckert, Akemi Nagao, Martin Nachbar, and Michael Turinsky.
My sideways career as a pianist has included a brief stint at the bar Marie’s Crisis in New York, and playing for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch during their Berlin tour.
My dance film trilogy Sex & Space premiered at the Berlin Porn Film Festival and was screened internationally. My choreography has also been shown as part of Tanzfabrik Berlin’s “Open Spaces” Series, at Dock11 Berlin, La Fête du Slip in Lausanne, and the Stockholm Dance Film Festival. I was a 2012 danceWEB scholar and have taught classes, workshops, and seminars in diverse contexts, including HZT Berlin, Tanzquartier Vienna, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Human Architecture Lab in St. Petersburg, the K3 Center for Choreography in Hamburg, the M.A. of Contemporary Dance Education in Frankfurt, STRETCH Festival Berlin, the Body IQ Festival Berlin, the Rietveld Academie for Fine Arts & Design in Amsterdam, & the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna.
For the past decade or so, my work has revolved around questions of Desire, Intimacy, Boundaries, Power Relationships, Consent, and Group Dynamics. Other interests include Cross-Pollination, Pleasure, Space, Cellular Structures, the Digestive System, Fermentation, Sourdough, Beauty, Breath, Time, Spirit, and Transformation.
For the foreseeable future: PhD Candidate at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and Linz Arts University (Kunstuni Linz) on the topic “Desire to Become One: Sex, Spirit, & Choreography as Active & Receptive Practices”