Nika Stein | Photographer: Julia Mercier, 2020


Voda (Вода) means water in Russian

Artistic intention: to bring spectators into a rich and complex world of sensations, images, sounds and kinesthesia that encourages them to explore their relationship with water, bridging the archaic and the contemporary, as myths and fairytales anchored in the past meet techniques, aesthetics and sensibilities distinctive to our times.

This project explores two facets of the human relationship with water, as both a perilous and nurturing element through a dive into myths, stories, and rituals from various cultures. The main narrative focuses on death and rebirth, telling the story of a journey into the aquatic abyss and the subconscious mind and the subsequent re-emergence to the surface.


1 hour

Enrichment Option

Cultural Mediation activity before or after the show.






Choreography, Interpretation, and Artistic Direction: Nika Stein

Harp: Sarah Pagé

Cello: Veronika Rönkös

Electroacoustic Soundtrack: Fabi Ugarte Kopanski

Costumes and Set Design: Elena Miroshnichenko

Lighting and Technical Direction: Chloé Fortier

Video Projection: Marco Dubé


This project benefited from artistic residencies at the Maison de la culture de Côte-des-Neiges, Maison de la culture de Pointe-aux-Trembles and Salle Dussault theatre  in Thetford Mines, as well as support from the Montreal Arts Council and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

Voda – Eau – Water is currently looking for performance and production opportunities. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to platform this act.