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Dance and Theatre

Collaboration, Integration and Experimentation between art forms such as dance, puppetry, music and visual arts is an essential part of our work.


Electra Untitled

Electra Untitled, is a Physical and Visual Theatre adaptation of the myth of Electra as seen in the Greek tragedy Electra by Sophocles. Dance, Puppetry and Visual storytelling, reconstruct her story which she owns and rewrites through the lens of female empowerment. Electra becomes a modern antihero; tangled in violence that runs for generations of patriarchal suppression. The myth is told freed from means of attachment and biases of the past in an attempt to address Electra’s tragedy to its core through the female gaze.


Electra Untitled adds a modern twist to a tragic narrative and brings forward the role of women who provoke change in times of hostility and dissolution. The project aims to raise awareness on the collective trauma of domestic violence and co devise workshops on embodied dramaturgy with communities of women and queer communities across the UK and abroad. 


Based on Electra by Sophocles
Concept/Adaptation/Direction: Mayra Stergiou
Movement Direction: Savvas Stroumpos

Consultant for Set and Costumes: Mayou Trikerioti

Dramaturgy: Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh

Puppet Maker: Kelly Frost
Live Musician/Composer: Gregory Emfietzis 
Light Design: Alexandros Politakis
Marketing and Communication: Mischa Alexander, Alexa Kormari

Assistant Director / Stage Manager: Angela Poulima

Assistant Choreographer: Piedad Albarraccin Seiquer

Assistant Producers: Bianca Beneduzi, Christina Gyftaki
Co-Production: Vertebra Theatre, The Place Resolution Festival, The Arcola Theatre, The Cockpit Theatre


Devised/Choreographed/Performed by:

Pelagie May-Green, Depi Gorgogiani, Christina Gyftaki, Alexa Kormari, Emilie Largier, Susie Fairbrother, Masumi Saito, Elena Stamoulakatou, Mayra Stergiou


★★★★ “A remarkable experience” North West End UK 

'A powerful, evocative piece which resonated in many ways, dark, visceral and mischievous.'

Polly Teale, Theatre Director and Playwright, Shared Experience 

Research Residency at Theatre Attis, Athens, Greece

Artistic Mentors: Theodoros Terzopoulos, Savvas Stroumpos

Workshops Co Production: Claremont Project, Al Balad Theatre, CNWL NHS

Supported by: Arts Council England, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The Hellenic Centre, Greek List, London Greek Library, Influence Magazine, Latin American Women's Aid

Currently in International Touring: 2023 - 2025     


Photo Credits: Mayou Trikerioti, Isadora Baccon, Greg Goodale                                       


An Ice Thing To Say

In an Icy land of ruins, a human being and a polar bear are meeting in an encounter of surviving the Anthropocene. “An Ice Thing to Say” blends Ice installation, puppetry, music and physical theatre to explore our impact on nature. Drawing on inspiration from Erich Fromm's book 'To Have or to Be?' and Ecoscenography, we invite the audience into a multi sensory experience of our inner and outer icy landscapes. We attempt to challenge the idea that the human being is at the centre of the world and we attempt to construct an embodied inquire into 'what has gone wrong?'


Live Performance 2023:

Concept / Direction/ Scenography: Mayra Stergiou
Co-Scenography/Costumes: Elisabeth Leau
Sound Design/ Live Music: Gregory Emfietzis

Operatic Singing: Myrto Loulaki
Light Design: Hazuki Mogan
Puppet Maker: Raven Kaliana

Text/Poems: Piedad Albaracin Seiquer, Sussie Fairbrother, Elena Stamoulakatou, Mayra Stergiou
Marketing and Communication: Alexa Kormari
Production: Vertebra Theatre, Vault Festival


Devisors/Performers: Piedad Albarracin Seiquer, Bianca Beneduzi, Alexa Kormari, Susie Fairbrother, Elena Stamoulakakou, Mayra Stergiou


2021, 2022 Live Performers/Devisors: Neyire Ashworth, Paraskevi Bakis,

Stella Evangelia Kasoumpi


​★★★★★ 'Outstanding Show' Fringe Review

★★★★ 'Superbly executed.' A Younger Theatre

★★★★ 'Exquisitely abstract. This provocative visual feast captivates and unsettles' Fringe Biscuit.

'Performance Art at its Best' The Gisborn Herald, NZ

'As a meditation on Man’s inhumanity to nature, it is absorbing, challenging, and thought-provoking' Regional News Kiwi

Co - Productions: 

Cockpit Theatre, Talos Science Fiction Theatre Festival, Gothenburg FF Kuturtemple, Blivante Stockholm , Melbourne FF, New Zealand FF, Reykjavik FF, Oslo Art and Salt, The Vault Festival London 

The Research aspect of the Project has been part of Mphill research at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 


Research Supervisor on expanded scenography: Dr Simon Donger

Research Supervisor on trauma: Prof. Dominik Halvsteen-Franklin

Image Credits: Elizabeth Leau

Dark Matter

People say your whole life flashes in front of your eyes before you die but what happens when you have dementia? Where does the brain go before we die? Alfi, an elder astrophysicist with dementia guides us into his universe, a world of star constellations. Dark matter theory and black holes merge in a race against the clock to distinguish fantasy from reality and discover meaning.


Conceived / Written / Directed: Mayra Stergiou

Co - Writer: Eirini Dermitzaki 

Set Design: Stella Evangelia, Mayra Stergiou

Music Composer: Gregory Emfietzis

Puppet Maker: Kelly Frost

Dramaturgy: Tilly Lunken


Devisors / Puppeteers: Adam Courting, Daniel Finn, Doug Router, Aurora Adams, Alicia Britt, Jennie Rawling 

Perfortmers: Piedad Albarracin Seiquer, Sofia Calmicova

RnD Puppeteers/Performers/Devisors:

Almudena Adalia Calvo, Daniel Moseley, Sussie Fairbrother, Cecile Dumont, Paula Siu, Outside Puppets Collective

Dementia Consultant: Prof. Sebastian Crutch

End of Life Consultant: Prof. bee Wee


★★★★★'Beautifully done' Fringe Review

★★★★ 'Beautiful visualisations' FringeGuru  

★★★★'Wonderful Production' LondonTheatre1

★★★★ 'Excellent production' Southside Advertiser

★★★★'The joy of this piece is the rarity of its exploration' The Upcoming

★★★★ Mesmerising' In CoventGarden 

''Those eyes will stay with me for a long time.​''

The British Theatre Guide 

"Dark Matter harnesses everything puppetry has to offer"

A Younger Theatre

Supported by:

Arts Council, Care UK, Jewish Care, Camden Council, Islington Council, UCL, Little Angel Theatre, Tristan Bates and The Actor's Centre, Voila Europe, Frilagret Theatre, Gothenburg Fringe, PPLG

Image Credits: Tristan Keaton

At The Heart of Things

​At the heart of things’ is a dance theatre performance inspired by Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis. We use dance, puppetry, live music and devised text to create a contemporary adaptation of De Profundis diving in to female sexuality, queer identity and homophobia.


Directed/conceived: Mayra Stergiou

Set Design: Loukia Minetou

Composer/ Live Music: Gregory Emfietzis
Puppet Maker: Kelly Frost

Choreography Support: Adrian Look


Performers: Piedad Albarracin Seiquer, Depi Gorgogiani, Jennie Rawling, Mayra Stergiou


''Truly enjoyable, sensitive piece of dance theatre'' London Live Post

"An innovative take on De profundis and an arresting exploration of female sexuality" A younger theatre'

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