METIS is a Cambridge-based performing arts company/network that creates interdisciplinary performance projects created through rigorous research. A fascination with maps, space, technology, travel and history drives our work in a range of media. Our work is characterised by its pursuit of expressive forms that connect with the contemporary world.
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)