Rigorous research lies behind all METIS projects. We draw on our fascination with maps, space, technology, travel and history to create expressive pieces that connect and unite people.
Performance and installation are accompanied by electronic and printed media, documenting and celebrating the research that underpins every METIS project.
We are committed to public engagement in our projects – not just at the point of presenting a performance, but through the whole process. We call this ‘research-in-public’.
Metis is the shape-shifting Greek Goddess of wisdom and cunning. She stands for knowledge that is found in practical action, using cunning and ingenuity rather than brute strength. Metis was Zeus’s lover and mother to Athena. She represents those qualities that keep theatre ever evolving: ‘flair, sagacity, intellectual flexibility, deception, resourcefulness, vigilant watchfulness, a sense for opportunities’ (Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life)Metis company background as a pdf