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Recording: 2019-10-02 , Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Hermann Heisig

Singing Machine


Production Details / Press Releases

Like an entertainer on his own, Hermann Heisig moderates the room and the surrounding situation by clearing his throat, cheering, commenting, imitating sounds and giving various flaming speeches. Between speaking, singing and dancing, numbers are created in which the voice becomes the resonant space of the body, or the body is turned upside down into the resonant space of the voice: Heisig dances what he sings and sings what he dances!

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).


TFB Nr. 1373

Cast & Credits

Idea, choreography, dance: Hermann Heisig
Music: Tian Rotteveel
Stage, installation, costumes: Julian Weber
Light: Benjamin Schälike
Dramaturgy: Igor Dobricic
Production Management: Susanne Ogan

Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony.


Sophienstraße 18
10178 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 283 52 66

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Hermann Heisig / Trailers and Video Documentations

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