Simon Mayer

"Choreographer Simon Mayer is the shaman of the local dance scene, his wild, ecstatic evenings show which strength lies in the body, but also in the collective experience of a visit to the theater." (Der Standard)

"The Upper Austrian musician, dancer and choreographer Simon Mayer is currently one of the most exciting stage artists the country has. [...] What Mayer is looking for is the dialogue between cultures, the productive confrontation of tradition and modernity." (Furche)

"Mayer, a classically trained dancer and performance artist, commutes in his work between the genres as well as between the cultural worlds that shaped him: from rural folk culture to his time in the Vienna State Ballet to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, with whom he did several productions before he made a name for himself as a solo artist in the international dance scene." (Ö1)

"The regional as well as the global access to his performances has made Mayer the darling of the local scene." (Falter)

brut, Simon Mayer
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Simon Mayer in Sons of Sissy

The performer, dancer, choreographer and musician Simon Mayer studied at the Vienna State Opera’s ballet school and the Performing Arts, Research and Training Studios (PARTS) in Brussels. He was a member of the Vienna State Opera Ballet. He has appeared as a dancer, among others, in the productions of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/ROSAS, Wim Vandekeybus and Zita Swoon. He has been touring very successfully, showing his own pieces SunBengSitting and Sons of Sissy all around the world. Also, he teaches at numerous festivals and as a guest lecturer at the Vienna Conservatory.

Works at brut 

2007 to 2015

  • Sons of Sissy (2015)
  • SunBengSitting (2014)
  • Monkeymind (2013)
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brut all over Vienna

brut nordwest


Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Vienna
Subway: U1, U2 (Praterstern), U4 (Friedensbrücke), U6 (Dresdnerstraße) Tram: 5 (Nordwestbahnstraße) Bus: 5A (Wasnergasse)

December 2023
varukt | Inge Gappmaier
January 2024
Georg Blaschke & Daniel Zimmermann
January 2024
Sara Lanner
January 2024
Sophie Lewis
Abolish the Family: A Manifesto for Care and Liberation
February 2024
Frans Poelstra & Oleg Soulimenko
The Feeling of Home

brut at Metro Kinokulturhaus


Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna
Subway: U3 (Stephansplatz), U4 (Stadtpark),Tram: 1, 2, 71, D, U2Z (Oper, Karlsplatz)

February 2024
Nora Jacobs

studio brut

not accessible

Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
Subway: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)

January 2024
Jasmin Hoffer
She does Dough, Dough does Her