William Forsythe’s A Quiet Evening of Dance shorlisted for FEDORA Prize

We are delighted to announce that our new commission, William Forsythe’s A Quiet Evening of Dance, has been shortlisted for the FEDORA Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Ballet 2018.

The FEDORA Platform is a collection of cultural institutions from across Europe. We have been members of FEDORA since 2015 and we are very excited to be one of four nominees for this prestigious prize. The prize, a grant of €100,000, will be given to the project the jury feel most closely articulates the Platform’s values of innovation and creativity.

Before the prize is awarded, we have the opportunity to launch a crowdfunding campaign for the project. We are aiming to raise €20,000, which would allow us to take this exciting production on tour to smaller venues throughout Europe.

Created by one of the world’s most renowned choreographers, William Forsythe, A Quiet Evening of Dance is one of our 20th anniversary commissions. The evening will be a combination of new and existing work, performed by seven of Forsythe’s most trusted collaborators, who promise to provide insight into the workings of ballet and the mind of the man who has dedicated his work to this task. Forsythe and his collaborators will explore new shapes and modes of movement, featuring emerging artist Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit, known for contorting his body into seemingly impossible shapes.


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To get involved, check out the video below and donate via the FEDORA website by June 1st 2018 to help us reach our target so we can tour this ambitious production.