Simon Mayer
Oh Magic

Performance / Premiere in German-speaking countries


Talk nach der Vorstellung am 24.9.

Dom im Berg

Production specifics
Produktion Hiros, Kopf HochKoproduktion steirischer herbst, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Gessnerallee, Teaterhuset Avant Garden, brut Wien, Centrale Fies, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek with GC De kroonMit Unterstützung von Vlaamse Overheid, Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Österreichisches Kulturforum BrüsselIn Kollaboration mit Tanzquartier Wien, D.ID Dance Identity, SPIEL, Klavierhaus A. FörstlKopräsentation NXTSTP, unterstützt durch das Kulturprogramm der Europäischen UnionProjektsponsor Klavierhaus Fiedler & Sohn

How can art and spirituality be brought together? Simon Mayer mounts a choreographic concert with a man-machine lineup culminating in a celebration of liberated joie de vivre.

Human beings and robots, light, sound and costume design are the actors of this high-octane evening full of magic. Simon Mayer sets out in search of free artistic expression, blending all sorts of genres and styles so as to facilitate sensual, exciting forms of playing and performing free from academic perfectionism. Over and over again the group’s dynamic interactions give rise to trance-like moments in which perception and physical strength combine to create an enthralling rhythm. Gravity and earnestness give way to playful improvisations, inspiring in the audience the joy of discovery of performers who invent ever new sounds, light effects and choreographies.

“Oh Magic” marks an impressive new stage in the artistic journey of Simon Mayer who started his career with contemporary choreographies based on traditional forms of folk culture found in his Upper Austrian home, including yodelling and Schuhplattler. Mayer’s new work examines fundamental questions regarding the spiritual potential of theatre: What is this mysterious, inexpressible aspect that accompanies many a play? This evening it consists in an ephemeral symphony of movements, sounds, light, costume design and technology which, for a few brief moments, whisks the audience away to a realm beyond reality. It’s truly magic!

Konzept / Idee: Simon Mayer
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Simon Mayer
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Clara Frühstück
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Tobias Leibetseder
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Patric Redl
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Manuel Wagner
Tondesign / Sound: Tobias Leibetseder
Kostüme: Andrea Simeon
Lichtregie: Heinz Kasper
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Dominik Strzelec
Dramaturgie: Robert Steijn
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Justine Francois