Simon Mayer

Sons of Sissy

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Performance / Dance no spoken words
FEEDBACK 2017
{village people} {back to the roots} {ritual dance}
, © Rania Moslam

Simon Mayer - Sons of Sissy

, © Rania Moslam

Simon Mayer - Sons of Sissy

, © Rania Moslam

Simon Mayer - Sons of Sissy

, © Rania Moslam

Simon Mayer - Sons of Sissy

In an experimental manner, four performers and musicians make use of traditional alpine live music, various group dances and ritualised practices. Liberating them from conservativism and conventions, they establish an unseen fusion of artistic reinterpretations and temporary social attributions of meaning. Defying categorisation and pigeonholing, the Sons of Sissy do everything they can to live up to their name as they conduct themselves as part weird folk-music quartet, part experimentally playful ritual dance combo, using humour to radically disrupt the hackneyed male role models in old traditions.

Simon Mayer studied at the Vienna State Opera Ballet School and P.A.R.T.S in Brussels, and was member of the Vienna State Opera Ballet. In 2009, he founded the band Rising halfmoon as singer, guitarist and songwriter. As dancer/choreographer and musician he was involved in productions of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/ROSAS (The Song), Wim Vandekeybus (Frisking) and Zita Swoon. In 2014 Simon released his latest music album Monkeymind. His choreographic repertoire includes solos, duets and group pieces that have been performed internationally (O feather of lead; Dancing with the Sound Hobbyist (Zita Swoon); Monkeymind; SunBengSitting and Sons of Sissy). Simon was Artist in Residence at Theatre de L’L in Brussels and is the artistic director of the festival SPIEL, which he started together with his brothers and the association spiel. Simon is teaching contemporary dance, community dance, traditional dance and voice techniques (Impulstanz Wien, Steirischer Herbst and other international festivals, and as guest teacher at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität).

In April, Tanzquartier Wien and brut join forces for FEEDBACK and present a common selection of dance and performances made in Austria. International curators as well as the local audience can get an overview over current productions from the free dance and performance scene and discover quite some insider tips from the perspective of Tanzquartier Wien and brut.

Credits

Idea, Choreography, Performance, Music Simon Mayer Performance, Music Matteo Haitzmann, Patric Redl, Manuel Wagner Klangkörper, Special Instruments Hans Tschiritsch Stage, Costume Design Andrea Simeon Light Martin Walitza, Hannes Ruschbaschan Artistic Consultant Frans Poelstra Production Sophie Schmeiser, Elisabeth Hirner Co-produktion Kopf hoch, brut Wien, Gessnerallee Zurich, zeitraumexit Mannheim und Tanz ist Dornbirn Touring Production Sophie Schmeiser und Hiros With the support of MA 7 – Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Kunst und Kultur, Kulturland Oberösterreich, Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brüssel), WP Zimmer (Antwerpen), im_flieger, Kunst und Kulturverein SPIEL.

Dates & Tickets

April 2017

Mon. 24.04.2017, 20:00
sold out 16 € / 12 € / 8 €

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Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Wien

 

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