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