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Recording: 2013-02-15 , Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Hermann Heisig



Production Details / Press Releases

Get ready, take a run at it, address the void:SLAP/STICK is a solo celeb-rating a constant denial of efficiency, the vastness of space, and involuntary action as a motorfor a journey through non­sense, naivety and ecstasy. Ins pired in Henri Bergsons text “Laughter­ an Essay on the meaning of comic”, Hermann dives to the physicality of absent­mindedness, exaggeration and mechanical movement. Using made up Brazilian dances and gestural mate-rial of several comedians, SLAP/STICK searches for an essence of the comical body­ in what way this essence points to something constituting us as humans?

Cast & Credits

Created & performed by: Hermann Heisig
Music: Tian Rotteveel
Lighting Design: Benjamin Schälike
Installation: Jaka Plesec
Outside Eyes: Elpida Orfanidou, Silke Z., Anna Volkland, Nuno Lucas
Production management: Susanne Ogan

Production: Hermann Heisig Koproduktion with tanz.tausch Festival Cologne and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the governing Mayor of Berlin­  Office for cultural Affairs and the Cultural Foundation of the free state of  Saxony. Supported by fabrik Potsdam in the frame of the artists ­in­ residence programme


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