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Sons of Sissy

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2016 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Mayer, Simon (Austria)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse , CN D - Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Sons of Sissy

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2016 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Mayer, Simon (Austria)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse , CN D - Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Sons of Sissy

If you had to sum up this piece with one a word, it would be humour. The kind of humour, which, by being so astute, gives a radical effi- ciency to the ideas proposed by the dancersof this quartet. Traditional music plays, probably drawn from the folk music of Simon Mayer’s native Austria. Bodies free them- selves of all conventions, making way fora reinterpretation of traditions in which the choreographer redistributes roles and breaks with established models of masculinity.

Updating July 2016

Mayer, Simon

Simon Mayer, performer/dancer, choreographer and musician, born in 1984 in Austria, studied at the Vienna State Opera Ballet School and the Performing Arts, Research and Training Studios (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. His choreographic repertoire includes solos, duets and group pieces that have been performed internationally (o feather of lead; dancing with the soundhobbyist/Zita Swoon; Monkeymind and others). Simon was Artist in Residence at Theatre de LL in Brussels and is the artistic director of the festival “SPIEL“, which he started together with his brothers and the club m-arts.

Source: website of Simon Mayer

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Sons of Sissy

Choreography : Simon Mayer

Interpretation : Simon Mayer, Matteo Haitzmann, Patric Redl, Manuel Wagner

Duration : 65 minutes

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