Simon Mayer (AT) «Sons of Sissy»

Beginn: 19:30Beginn: 19:30
Performance / Dance / no language / 65min
Falter magazine listed Simon Mayer’s solo performance «SunBengSitting» in its end-of-the-year review as one of the top theatre productions of 2014, describing it as an “ingenious, nakedly yodelling interplay of folk and contemporary dance”. In Mayer’s group performance «Sons of Sissy» the focus is on that universe of traditions, folk dances and folk music from which the Upper Austrian country lad Simon Mayer originates.
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.

Introduction "Get Physical!" on Wednesday the 6.12. at 6.30 pm.
Idea, Choreography, Performance, Music Simon Mayer
Performance, Music Matteo Haitzmann, Patric Redl, Manuel Wagner
Instrument Hans Tschiritsch
Stage and Costume Andrea Simeon
Light Martin Walitza, Hannes Ruschbaschan
Artistic Assistant Frans Poelstra
Production Sophie Schmeiser, Elisabeth Hirner
Co-Production Kopf hoch, brut Wien, Gessnerallee Zurich, zeitraumexit Mannheim und Tanz ist Dornbirn.
Touring Sophie Schmeiser und Hiros.

Kopf hoch
Coproduction brut Wien, Gessnerallee Zürich, zeitraumexit Mannheim, Tanz ist Dornbirn.

Support Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Kunst und Kultur, Kulturland Oberösterreich, Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Pianofabriek Brüssel, WP Zimmer Antwerpen, im_flieger, Kunst und Kulturverein SPIEL.

Thanks to Simon Zöchbauer, Julian Rubisch, ALMA ( Marlene Lacherstorfer, Julia Lacherstorfer, Evelyn Mair, Marie-Theres Stickler), Godi Burgstaller, Chris Standfest, Andrea Amort, Munderfinger Goaßlschnalzer, Altstädter Bauerngmoa, Pramtaler Volkstanzgruppe, Elio Gervasi/Raum 33.

Introduction: Get Physical!
Wed 6.12. / Beginning: 6.30 pm

Dancers do not use words. So how can I understand them? Come to our introductory event and activate your inner dancer!

With Pascale Utz and Brigitte Züger

The introductory event contains elements of active movement and discussions. However, prior knowledge or training clothes are not required.

Meeting point: 6.30 pm at the fountain in front of the Kaserne Basel
Duration: 45 min

Free entry.