Compagnia Zappalà Danza is today one of the leading dance companies on the Italian scene. For over 30 years the bearer of Roberto Zappalà’s artistic thought, it stands out for the availability of a wide and articulated repertoire, the result of the synergistic work of the choreographer, of his playwright Nello Calabrò and of the dancers who in the years have allowed the realization of over 80 productions mainly full evening, hosted all over the world by theaters and festivals of international relevance. Characteristic of the creations is also a rigorous work on the choreographic language that has been built over time, called MoDem.
Among the awards received, the Danza & Danza Award for “A.semu tutti devoti tutti?” and “LA NONA”.
Since 2002 Compagnia Zappalà Danza has been resident in Catania at Scenario Pubblico, a structure that has allowed the company and the choreographer to expand and deepen the choreographic research work and to take root in the area with production, promotion, hospitality, residences, training and a rich and articulated international dance programming. In 2015 Scenario Pubblico / Compagnia Zappalà Danza was recognized National Centre for Dance Production by the Italian Ministry of Culture, and in 2022 it obtained a further upgrade with the recognition of Center of Relevant National Interest.
For the three-year period 22-24 the company is associated with the MILANoLTRE festival (Milan), Palcoscenico Danza / TPE (Turin), Futuro Festival (Rome), and through the Be resident project at the Massimo Bellini Opera Theater in Catania.