A huge thanks to everyone who voted for STORY WATER in the Fedora competition! Our project has been selected as one of four jury nominees for the Fedora Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Ballet 2018.

Fedora is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and supports innovative opera and ballet projects through two privately funded prizes. By donating to your favourite nominee you can become a part of the creation process and gain special access to rehearsals, meetings with the artists and opening nights. Your help will be essential in bringing these nominated projects to life.

Please head over to the Fedora website to learn more about STORY WATER and its collaborators, learn what the collected funds will be used for, get updates on the creation process and donate! Any help will make a difference and will be greatly appreciated!


A story is like water
you heat for your bath.
It takes messages between the fire
and your skin. It lets them meet,
and it cleans you!

Very few can sit down
in the middle of fire itself
like a salamander or Abraham.
We need intermediaries.

A feeling of fullness comes,
but it takes some bread
to bring it.
Beauty surrounds us,
but we need to be walking
in a garden to know it.

The body itself is a screen
to shield and partially reveal
the light that’s blazing
inside your presence.

Water, stories, the body,
all the things we do, are mediums
that hide and show what’s hidden.

Study them,
and enjoy this being washed
with a secret we sometimes know,
and then not.

Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks)
The Essential Rumi