Simon Mayer / Kopf hoch
Simon Mayer, performer/dancer, choreographer and musician, born in 1984 in Austria, studied at the Vienna State Opera Ballet School and the Performing Arts, Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S) in Brussels and was member of the Vienna State Opera Ballet.
In 2009, he founded the band "Rising halfmoon" as singer, guitarist and songwriter. As dancer/choreographer and musician he was involved in productions of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/ROSAS ("The Song"), Wim Vandekeybus ("Frisking") and Zita Swoon.
His choreographic repertoire includes solos, duets and group pieces that have been performed internationally (o feather of lead; dancing with the soundhobbyist/Zita Swoon; Monkeymind; SunBengSitting; Sons of Sissy; Oh Magic, a.o.). Simon was Artist in Residence at Theatre de LL in Brussels and is the artistic director of the festival "SPIEL", which he started together with his brothers and the club spiel. In Vienna he founded the association Kopf Hoch. He teaches contemporary dance, community dance, traditional dance and voice techniques.