Piece by Piece Company started out as a collaboration between theatre artist Berit Kuennecke and dance artist Despina Mavrou. We took our first piece ‘Do You Sell Yourself At Work?’ to the Brighton Fringe Festival in 2007, where we performed for 4 evenings in a green basement at the Brighton Media Centre! In September 2008 we performed How Far Are You Willing To Go? at Chisenhale Dance Space as part of Cloud Dance Festival: Dream On, and in July 2009 we brought another piece, Beddiquette, to CDF: Open Your Eyes at Jackson’s Lane theatre.
Berit has since moved on to a theatre career in Germany (and touring internationally), whilst Despina has taken part in many residencies of varying lengths at Clarence Mews, as well as completing her MA in Choreography at Middlesex University. Despina was selected to take part in the Benchmark artist development project in 2016-17 and assembled a fresh line-up for Piece by Piece to create What If I Said…, a commissioned piece for ResTec 2016 on the theme of HIV transmission.