Fri 5 May

Simon Mayer

Sons Of Sissy

£16 (£12 concessions)

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"They pull us intellectually and physically into the world of folk-dance past military marching, religious self-flagellation or male stereotype. Home as search for the self. A striptease of folk dance with mind-broadening side effect, among others lots of liberating laughter."

Enter the universe of the Upper Austrian countryside, where traditions, folk dance and music reign supreme.

Simon Mayer’s ingenious and experimental choreography liberates the four performers / musicians on stage from the traditional alpine conventions.

Part weird folk-music quartet, part playful ritual dance combo Sons of Sissy defies categorisation and pigeonholing and uses humour to radically disrupt the male role models in old traditions.

Contains nudity


In Sons of Sissy the performers use their bodies and instruments to create a dance that you can hear as well as see. It is presented through The Humane Body, a project that investigates ways to create rich dance experiences for sighted, partially sighted and blind audiences. Find out more at The Humane Body.

Audio Description available and Touch Tour (7pm) for blind and partially sighted audience members. Booking recomended. 


Stay after the show on for a discussion with the company.

This talk will be BSL interpreted.

Did you know that you can also attend Nora Talks at 6.15pm on the 5 May for free with a ticket to this show? Simply add the Nora Talks ticket (£5) to your Sons of Sissy ticket in your basket and it will automatically go to £0 at checkout.  Find out more 

Presented in the frame of the EU project The Humane Body, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Co-produced by Kopf hoch, brut Wien, Gessnerallee Zurich, zeitraumexit Mannheim and Tanz ist Dornbirn. Supported INTPA of Tanzquartier Wien with funds by Federal Chancellery of Austria (BKA) and BMEIA, with additional support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Federal Chancellery of Austria, Kulturland Oberösterreich, Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Pianofabriek Brussels, WP Zimmer Antwerp, im_flieger and SPIEL

Times: 8pm
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Summer 2017