• 27.08.2018 20:30
Chapel, 75’

Austria
Meet the artist after the show on 27.08

To make a mockery of the mould of conventional masculinity, there is nothing like forming a quartet of musicians from the Alps who practice folkloric dance. And to do so with yodels, claps on the thighs, kicking up heels, square dances, songs, and village costumes. We are in the Tyrol, but we are everywhere.

And gradually, everything is deconstructed, laid bare; humour ravages stereotypes, and the four men show their delirium behind codes and ritual practices. A pleasure of another order shakes up our sensations: a rhythm, a thirst, an insistence drive the scenes and music.
The universe of Simon Mayer is peppered with a natural, sharp incongruity.

Idea, choreography, performance, music :
Simon Mayer
Co-creation, performance, music :
Matteo Haitzmann, Patric Redl, Manuel Wagner
Special instruments :
Hans Tschiritsch
Stage and costume design :
Andrea Simeon
Light :
Martin Walitza
Technical director :
Jan Maria Lukas
Light technician on tour :
Sveta Schwin
Artistic consultant :
Frans Poelstra
Production creation :
Sophie Schmeiser, Elisabeth Hirner
Touring production :
Hiros & Kopf Hoch
Co-production :
Kopf hoch, brut Wien, Gessnerallee Zurich, zeitraumexit Mannheim and Tanz ist Dornbirn
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, WP Zimmer, im_flieger, Kunst- und Kulturverein SPIEL
Thanks to :
Simon Zöchbauer, Julian Rubisch, ALMA (Marlene Lacherstorfer, Julia Lacherstorfer, Evelyn Mair, Marie-Therese Stickler), Godi Burgstaller, Chris Standfest, Andrea Amort, Munderfinger Goaßlschnalzer, Altstädter Bauerngmoa, Pramtaler Volkstanzgruppe, Elio Gervasi/Raum 33