Hydra, in Greek mythology, was a water beast that possessed many heads; for each head cut off she grew two more in its place, her skin and breath were poisonous. Hydra was the guardian to the Underworld. In this piece, Hydra is the guardian of her own subconscious. Hydra is in a self-imposed, inevitable predicament. She is a monster, but is there a human side, a loving, flesh and blood, vincible Hydra? Her desires for compassion and vulnerability are inseparably entwined with an inability to accept change, an iron will and an unforgiving demeanor. Hydra cannot escape the struggles between these opposing forces, depicted by the two dancers. The sound score contains the monstrous Hydra's inner dialogue with elements of spoken words in German, French and English. She says: “What do you mean to show me? Love, passion? Did you really believe that I would fall for that? Love is a lie and you composed it. Love and passion do not exist. If you come too close, you must die. I set the rules, I say what is true and what is a lie. I will never give in to another being; I will never give in to myself, even if I wanted it so very much.” Hydra allows herself to be tempted, suffering a constant struggle within herself that renders her numb until she collects her human side and her doubts to hide them in her subconscious to return to her old self.