Styx, the goddess of water

Contemporary dance for the first time ever makes a reference to the most representative goddess of Greek Mythology concerning water, the goddess Styx. Director and Choreographer Pavlos Kourtidis, after his last performance “Labyrinth” (Pallas Theater, May 2016), returns and faces a great challenge.

72 minutes – 4 tons of water – 9 dancers

Dancing on Water

PK Theater’s stage is filled with 4 tons of water and the goddess Styx comes to life on stage for the first time.
A unique reimagination of the myth for Greece in 2017 from a daring perspective. A journey from ancient Greece to present day in which we will find references to Achilles’ heel, the daughter of Styx – Nike of Samothrace and the immortal waters of Alexander the Great. From ancient days until today water has always been worshipped in every known culture for its ability to give life. Through this daring performance, the myth comes alive on stage and the water becomes the “Dark-waters” of Tartara, the gates of Hades.

9 dancers on stage under the guidance of director Pavlos Kourtidis and find themselves “swimming” on Vasilis Tsentouros original music composition.

Styx, the Goddess of Water was presented at PK Theater for two seasons and at the ancient open stone theater at Platania Trifilias (Peloponnese).


Director, Choreographer, Lighting: Pavlos Kourtidis
Music composition: Vasilis Tsentouros
Costumes: Madga Kaloriti
Assistant Choreographer: Zoe Sotiropoulou
Production Manager: Sofia Karayianni
Production: PK Theater
Photography: Stavros Habakis
Video shooting: Zafeiris Haitidis
Video editing: Marianthi Matziri

On stage: Pavlos Kourtidis, Zoe Sotiropoulou, Ioanna Korina Palaska, Olia Mourouzidou, Christos Kafetzis, Stefania Sotiropoulou, Maria Vathi, Elena Tsikala-Vafea (1st year cast: Aggelos Antonakos, Alex Gotch)