Being Moved

In his solo performance Being Moved Simon Mayer explores different states of "being moved". What moves us? What does it mean to be moved? How can we let go and surrender to the present moment? Together with the sound designer Pascal Holper, Simon Mayer investigates the manifold manifestations of a universal folk dance and finds an answer in breathing - as a necessity and as a practice.

Being Moved is a performance of transgression and transformation that immerses us in the unknown, where breath becomes movement and vice versa. A dance that inspires us to tap into our full expressive potential - based on spontaneous creativity instead of fixed rules -. A dance that explores what makes us move and what moves us. To celebrate our imagination, Simon Mayer shares the stage with (in)visible performers who investigate what we perceive, believe and feel as reality.

Simon Mayer – Being Moved, credit Franzi Kreis

Compography, performance: Simon Mayer
Sound design, co-creation: Pascal Holper
Dramaturgy: Guy Cools, Robert Steijn
Light design: Sabine Wiesenbauer
Costumes and stage design: Diego Andrés Rojas Ortiz, Nicole Lechner (harness), Magdalena Adriane (tailoring), Max Salesse (props), Sabine Wiesenbauer (feather lamps)
Technical coordination: Jeroen Smith
General Management: Katrin Pröll
Production: Hiros, Kopf Hoch/Miriam Lesch
Coproduction: brut Wien, Rosendal Theater, Tanz Ist
Advice: Corine Sombrun, Karoline Maria Wimber

In collaboration with: Kunstenwerkplaats, AMOK Festival/ KAAP, CC Brugge, Dans in Brugge, IGNM-OÖ Linz

Thanks to: Virginie Pfeiffer, Emilie Laurent, Justine François, Martina Knoll, Michael Hazod, Coupé Décalé, Needcompany

With the friendly support of: culture department of the City of Vienna, Federal Ministry Republic of Austria for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport, SKE Fonds


Tour Dates

Date City Venue Country
07.12.2022 - 08.12.2022 Tel Aviv Tmuna Festival Israel
14.10.2022 Potsdam unidram Germany
17.07.2022 Vienna ImPulsTanz Austria
10.09.2021 - 11.09.2021 Dornbirn Tanz ist Austria
17.05.2021 - 31.05.2021 Mexico Online Streaming / Austrian Embassy Mexico
29.04.2021 Bergen BIT Teatergarasjen Norway
Postponed due to COVID-19
24.04.2021 Trondheim Rosendal Teater Norway
Postponed due to COVID-19
22.10.2020 - 24.10.2020 Vienna brut Austria
Premiere in Austria
07.10.2020 Brügge AMOK Festival Belgium
Premiere