At the beginning of the 20th century the Swiss composer and music educator Émile Jaques-Dalcroze developed eurythmics. The intention was to find an expression of a "new human being" through the combination of music and movement. In slave to the rhythm five dancers approach this ideology from today's perspective. Accompanied by a rather strict pianist, a Dadaist fitness training develops: harmony tilts into totalitarianism, the mechanical into the living, while the rhythm increasingly leads a life of its own.
IDEA Hermann Heisig BY AND WITH Pieter Ampe, Jessica Batut, Hermann Heisig, Elpida Orfanidou, Alma Toaspern/Ixchel Mendoza Hernandez STAGE, COSTUME Marie Gersten-berger MUSIC Gunnar Wendel aka Kassem Mosse LIGHT Thomas Achtner PRODUCTION Susanne Ogan
A production by Hermann Heisig in coproduction with Schauspiel Leipzig and HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden. Funded by the Performing Arts Fund from the funds of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen. Supported by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Guest Performance funding Dance, supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, as well as the Ministries of Culture and the Arts of the Countries. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung
HERMANN HEISIG is choreographer and dancer. Born in 1981 in Leipzig, Germany, he started to create numerous solos in galleries and clubs. After his training in Berlin and Montpellier Hermann worked with Martine Pisani, Meg Stuart, Pieter Ampe and Thomas Lehmen. Collaborations were created with Nuno Lucas, Elpida Orfanidou, May Zarhy, Anne Zacho Sogaard and Diana Wesser. Since 2013 he regularly shows his works in the Sophiensælen, for example Slap/Stick (2013), STRTCH (2014) and most recently slave to the rhythm (2019).