Choreographed by Anthony Egea (Compagnie Revolution) and with music composed by Frank II Louise, Ecdysis refers to the shedding of the skin as in reptiles. Ecdysis is a surrealist interpretation of the Chakana, which for Inca and Mayan mythology symbolizes what is known in other mythologies as the World Tree or Tree of Life, representing Underworld, Current World and Upper World. Ecdysis also represents three animals- the Puma, the Snake (Oxumaré), and the Condor.

THEMES: Gender, Identity, Transformation, Environment, Nature, Mythology, Healing, Shamanism

For upcoming dates please click here

For more information and to discuss booking Ecdysis please click here


“A compelling watch”Theatre fullstop

“She really pushes the form beyond battles and bravado” William Drew- Exeunt Magazine (Sadler’s Wells)

“Everytime I see her she is better and better. Ella Mesma you awed me with this last piece. Beautiful” Liliana at The Chelsea Theatre

Our Partners and Supporters:


This work was supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and mentoring from Kate Scanlan.