Simon Mayer (AT)

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4. September 2015, 18:30
5. September 2015, 15:30


200 - Ordinær
150 - TOBB
130 - Stud/Honnør
130 - Scenekort
100 - Festivalkort


Teaterkjelleren, Trøndelag Teater


70 min



Bastard revisits the spring season’s wonderful opening performance!

«SunBengSitting» is a piece straddling yodelling, folk dance and contemporary dance, a trip to the past and a playful, humorous search for identity.

Austrian farm boy and performance artist Simon Mayer invites the audience to get to know his life, his contradictions and his indignation at having to submit to categories and conventions.

Having grown up on a farm facing traditions, nature, youthful rebellion and a bucolic heavy metal band, Simon Mayer moved to Vienna in 1997, attended Vienna’s State Opera’s dance school, spent a season as an aspiring dancer in the corps de ballet and very unexpectedly landed in a world where the word «farmer» could be used as an insult. The move was equal parts deliverance and constraint.

«Sunbeng» is a word in the Upper Austrian dialect that means the bench in the sun in front of the farmhouse – deals with questions that emerge between the poles of city and country, homeland and foreign lands, pigeonholing and artistic freedom.

Simon Mayer works as a performance artist and musician and is additionally the artistic director of the Spiel art festival on the Schlossergütl organic farm in Upper Austria.

In addition to «SunBengSitting», Simon Mayer shows the performance «Sons of Sissy» at this year’s Bastard festival. «Sons of Sissy» is shown at Verkstedhallen 3 September.


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