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Scenario Pubblico/Compagnia Zappalà Danza is one of the three National Dance Production Centres recognized by the Italian Ministry of Culture

This recognition arrived in 2015, crowning the long history of the Compagnia Zappalà Danza and his founder Roberto Zappalà, over 25 years of activity rich of international success and not last the realization of an avant-garde space  Scenario Pubblico, which fastly changed the dance perception in the City of Catania and which has become in a few years point of reference for dance in the South of Italy.

It is 25 years since Roberto Zappalà, has been “running” and narrating about a lively Southern part of Italy together with his Company «with tenacity, with a lucid vision aimed to improve his poetics, to build a humanist and philosophical home to his dance ideas» (delteatro.it). Dance for Zappalà is «one of the most philosophical creative expressions: it acts on emotional states and then – as like with philosophy – it leaves open spaces to audience’s interpretation». The principles of his poetics consider the body as “pious, ethical and instinctive”.