Simon Mayer

The Dance Centre Presents Global Dance Connections series

Simon Mayer
Sons of Sissy

Thursday-Saturday April 4-6, 2019 | 8pm
Post-show artist talkback April 5
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St., Vancouver


Sons of Sissy delves into the heart of the Upper Austrian countryside, where traditional folk dances and music reign supreme. These traditions are joyously subverted when four versatile performers/musicians reformulate Alpine dances to liberate themselves from convention. Defying categorization and pigeonholing, the Sons of Sissy 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 hackneyed male role models. An accomplished choreographer, dancer and musician, Mayer offers an irreverent, affectionate take on his heritage, while demonstrating impeccable timing, bodily control, and musicality.

Duration: 60 minutes
This performance includes nudity

Sons of Sissy Global Dance Connections The Dance Centre

Photo Rania Moslam