Loosely inspired by Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’, ‘Myrrha’ is a vivid fever dream exploring classical themes of fluidity and re-creation from a strikingly contemporary perspective

Invited into the liminal space of Studio Wayne McGregor, the viewer observes a strange cabal of characters as they grapple with the boundaries of identity and gender – and over the course of the film’s three parts, we’re taken on a surreal odyssey of transformation, presided over by the immersive beauty of Ruaraid Achilleos’ camerawork. Supported by a Sadler’s Wells artist grant and featuring the genderless designs of Max Zara Sterck, ‘Myrrha’ is hypnotic and eerily arresting — and marks a powerful solo directorial debut for choreographer Katya Bourvis.