The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series
SONS OF SISSY
Thursday-Saturday April 4-6, 2019 | 8pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver
Post-show artist talkback April 5
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
Idea, choreography, performance, music Simon Mayer
Performance, music Matteo Haitzmann, Patric Redl, Manuel Wagner
Special instruments Hans Tschiritsch
Stage and costume design Andrea Simeon
Light Martin Walitza, Hannes Ruschbaschan
Artistic consultant Frans Poelstra
Production: Sophie Schmeiser, Elisabeth Hirner
Co-production: Kopf hoch, brut Wien, Gessnerallee Zurich, zeitraumexit Mannheim and Tanz ist Dornbirn.
Touring production: Sophie Schmeiser and Hiros
With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Arts Division and the Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria, Kulturland Oberösterreich, Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussels), WP Zimmer (Antwerp), im flieger, Kunst- und Kulturverein SPIEL.
The Dance Centre is a non-profit organization and a registered charity. Revenue from ticket sales is invested in our mission of supporting dance.
November 6-8 WArd/waRD-Ann Van den Broek
January 21-22, 28-29 Company 605
January 24-26 Liu Kuan-Hsiang
January 31-February 2 Victoria Hunt
April 4-6 Simon Mayer
May 23-25 Davida Monk
Photos: Top - Arne Hauge; bottom - Rania Moslam