The Myth and Theatre Festival was created to study the relations between myth and theatre from a double point of view:
1 - in the use of mythological motifs in theatre dramaturgy, following the models of tragedy and comedy. In these traditions the stories and characters of classical mythology are represented, rewritten and reinterpreted - from the original founding figures - Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes - to contemporary variations.
2 - in the fact that a large section of contemporary performance aims at creating images which have mythical dimensions, regardless of whether they include or not literal mythological references. This is what could be broadly called image theatre, and includes most of physical and dance theatre, and contemporary opera. Pantheatre's own brand of choreographic theatre certainly fits into this category, with the inclusion of voice work and text interpretation.