Hello. I’m David Bloom. I mostly make dance pieces. I also enjoy teaching, dancing in other folks’ projects, giving bodywork, telling fortunes, & making music.
I was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to a family from Brooklyn, NY. Now I live in Berlin.
I received my dance education mostly at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, where my teachers included Dieter Heitkamp, Marc Spradling, Nora Kimball and José Biondi.
I was also very much influenced and inspired by workshops with William Forsythe, Kirstie Simson, & Benoît Lachambre. In addition to my dancing practice, I enjoy practicing yoga and Shotokan Karate, and am a graduate of Barbara Carellas’ “Urban Tantra” Training Program.
I’ve been a member of the dance ensemble at the Staatstheater Darmstadt directed by Mei Hong Lin, and have participated in projects by choreographers such as Marco Santi, Michaël d’Auzon, Nir de Volff/Total Brutal, Micha Purucker, Ingo Reulecke, Canan Erek, Barbara Bess, Susanna Curtis, Friederike Plafki, Felix Ruckert, and Tino Sehgal.
I’ve also been playing the piano professionally since i was about 15 years old, when i landed my first piano bar gig. I enjoyed a brief stint at Marie’s Crisis in NYC, and play regularly for ballet classes.
Since graduating from the M.A. Choreography course at HZT (Inter-University Center for Dance) Berlin, I’ve been focusing mainly on my own work, including enemy, an interactive sauna dance piece, and the Sex & Space dance film trilogy.
I also often facilitate workshops based on my research, including at the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna, HZT Berlin, and Tanzquartier Vienna.
I was the happy recipient of a 2012 danceWEB scholarship, and enjoy collecting tea, comic books, tattoos, and anything elvish.