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.
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.