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 with my two amazing children/teachers who remind me daily that there are more important things than making art.
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 collaborated on 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, Martin Nachbar, 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 dance classes, including at HZT (Inter-University Center for Dance) Berlin, and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch during their Berlin tour.
Since graduating from the M.A. Choreography course at HZT Berlin, I’ve been focusing mainly on my own work, including enemy, an interactive sauna dance piece, and the Sex & Space dance film trilogy.
Facilitating classes and workshops based on my research has become an essential part of my practice, and my teaching has included HZT Berlin, Tanzquartier Vienna, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Human Architecture Lab in St. Petersburg, K3 in Hamburg, the M.A. program of Contemporary Dance Education in Frankfurt, Touch & Play Festival, STRETCH Festival, the Body IQ Festival in Berlin, the Rietveld Academie for Fine Arts & Design in Amsterdam, and the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna.
I was the happy recipient of a 2012 danceWEB scholarship, and enjoy collecting tea, comic books, tattoos, and anything elvish.