MoDem PRO – Program and opportunity


MoDem PRO is open to dancers who finished their training and therefore have technical expertise. They will have completed different training, but all gone through the same selection process to check their suitability for Compagnia Zappalà Danza’s repertoire and language and ability to contribute within its creative framework. It is designed above all for professional dancers, over the age of 20, wishing to familiarise themselves with and/or contribute to MoDem’s creative style. Dancers are expected to have a solid classical and contemporary training.
The MoDem PRO research program includes 4 working months, from 27th August to 21st December 2018, after which, starting in January 2019, up to 8 dancers will be selected to form the group Modem CZD – young collective of Compagnia Zappalà Danza – which will work on new creations with guest choreographers. The selected dancer of the MoDem CZD collective will receive a scholarship*.

The 4 months of the MoDem Pro project allow dancers to analyse practises and bodily gestures typical of our language, to gradually work towards it and develop it. On the MoDem PRO program, dancers will take daily lessons in ballet, MoDem language and technique, workshops on Compagnia Zappalà Danza’s repertoire, and furthermore, occasionally physical or verbal theatre lessons and lessons on the theatricality used by Compagnia Zappalà Danza.
Dancers will also take part in the SEEDS project, giving them space in which to develop their own creations, think and perform short choreographies.

Applications will be processed on a first come first served basis until all places are filled.

*The scholarship for dancers that are selected will cover the costs of all lessons and choreographies in Modem CZD for January and February and be given in cash after the month of March.

There are three stages for admission to MoDem PRO:
In the first stage, videos and CVs are evaluated.
In the second stage, the selected dancers take part in an audition.
In the third stage, applicants that have gone through the first two stages, are invited up for a final selection and free workshop run by Roberto Zappalà himself.

for applications to MoDem Pro audition click here

MoDem PRO is also an important instrument for the company and for the guest choreographers for the recriutment of dancers. The dancers selected in the past years, who still collaborate with the company or took part to some of its productions:

Jan Brezina, Erika Cassarino, Irene Coletta, Francesco Colaleo, Adriano Coletta, Veronica Cornacchini, Michela Cotterchio, Annalisa Di Lanno, Filippo Domini, Alain El Sakhawi, Federica Esposito, Raquel Gualtero Soriano, Nunzio Impellizzeri, Marco Mantovani, Sonia Mingo, Giulia Mininel, Gaetano Montecasino, Camilla Montesi, Gioia Maria Morisco Castelli, Silvia Oteri, Fernando Roldan Ferrer, Claudia Rossi Valli, Adriano Popolo Rubbio, Roberto Provenzano, Ilenia Romano, Ariane Roustan, Alessandra Scalambrino, Paola Valenti, Valeria Zampardi