Kopf hoch & Simon Mayer

Colourful Greyzones

brut at Brunnenpassage
Outdoor in German and English
{10 years of Kopf hoch} {Fresh air} {Performed proximity}

Come a little bit closer as Simon Mayer and his companions from ten years of joint artistic creation fill the special place between distance and proximity with colourful areas. They will push open the doors and windows to let some fresh air back into life. In co-operation with brut Wien and Brunnenpassage, Colourful Greyzones will paint the pandemic grey in lively colours by way of three artistic interventions in public space and open-air formats: Intimate one-on-one concerts, performative reviews and previews, exercises in couples and solo dance, interactive sign dates and a lot more will lure the audience outside and create open spaces to meet and play.

, © Hannah Shakti Bühler

Kopf hoch & Simon Mayer Colourful Greyzones – Live in Concert

INFO: If the weather is bad, there is an indoor variant for all events.

Fri, June 10, 2022, 7:00 pm

Performative opening evening (venue: meeting point Brunnenpassage, then Yppenpark, registration: theater@brunnenpassage.at)


Sat,  June 11, 2022, from 3:30 pm (location: Yppenpark, registration: theater@brunnenpassage.at)
  • One-on-one concerts & performances with headphones
  • You and Me – artistic dates in duets, trios and quartets  
  • We – Open Air Dancefloor: DJane Karin Cheng, Live electronics: wiedenski, Simon Mayer, Farah Deen, House Dance Community Vienna


Sun, June 12, 2022, from 2:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: House Dance Workshop with Farah Deen (Location: Brunnenpassage, Registration: theater@brunnenpassage.at)
  • 7:00 pm: Concert with Simon Mayer, Matteo Haitzmann, Patric Redl, Pascal Holper, Anna Sophia Defant, Tobias Leibetseder, Philip Unterreiner, Dominik Strzelec, Lukas Froschauer (Location: brut nordwest – courtyard) songs from the stage plays Sons of Sissy, SunBengsitting, Oh Magic, and many more. & solo pieces by individual musicians (click here to register)


Simon Mayer is a performer, choreographer, and musician. He studied at the Vienna State Opera’s ballet school and the Performing Arts, Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S.) in Brussels and he was a member of the Vienna State Opera Ballet. After participating in productions by the likes of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/ROSAS, Wim Vandekeybus and Zita Swoon as a dancer, choreographer and musician, he has been a recurring guest in the brut programme with his internationally touring productions SunBengSitting, Sons of Sissy, Being Moved, and Oh Magic. In addition to his artistic work, Simon Mayer is a curator, workshop, and seminar teacher for contemporary, community, and traditional dance and a guest lecturer at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and the HFMDK in Frankfurt.


Dates & Tickets

INFO: If the weather is bad, there is an indoor variant for all events.
Please read our Covid-19 regulations here

June 2022

Fri. 10.06.2022, 19:00
Opening Performance: Pay as you can. Please register via Brunnenpassage

Sat. 11.06.2022 - Array
time tba / One-on-one-Begegnungen, Open-Air-Installations & Performances. Pay as you can. Please register via Brunnenpassage

Sun. 12.06.2022, 14:00 - 17:00
Workshop: Pay as you can. Please register via Brunnenpassage

brut at Brunnenpassage
Brunnengasse 71, 1160 Vienna

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