created by: Hermann Heisig

performed by: Elpida Orfanidou, Pieter Ampe, Jessica Batut, Alma Toaspern, Hermann Heisig

Music: Kassem Mosse

Stage & Costume Design: Marie Gerstenberger

Lighting Design: Thomas Achtner

Production management: Susanne Ogan

Production: Hermann Heisig in coproduction with Schauspiel Leipzig and HELLERAU – European Center of Art Dresden. Funded by Performing Arts Funds and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony

In the context of the life reform movement at the beginning of the 20th century, swiss composer Émile Jaques-Dalcroze invented `rhythmic-musical education` as a method of physically representing music. This approach was part of an utopian experiment, in search for a new human being.

"Slave to the rhythm" is an attempt to physically appropriate parts of Dalcrozes' method to examine its inherent utopian potential. Accompanied by a Korg Poly 800 synthesizer and the music of Kassem Mosse, a landscape of rhythmic constellations emerges.