Despina Mavrou is artistic director and co-founder of Piece by Piece dance company. She trained in classical, modern and contemporary techniques and choreography in Cyprus and London. Despina's choreography is concerned with issues that affect her personally, as well as societal matters that affect women widely, and tries (and occasionally succeeds) to inject some light-heartedness and humour into her work.

Wom(b)an – Mητ(έ)ρα

Woman – mother – creator. In the UK, 1 in 5 women are likely to have a hysterectomy by the age of 60. What does it mean to have/not have a womb and how is one's identity affected by it? Exploring the ways a body can create, the loss of the ability to create life enables the creation of this piece.

This solo was created through a one year residency at [email protected] Mews, with mentoring and support from Caroline Salem.

Choreographed and performed by Despina Mavrou


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