Scenario Pubblico opened in 2002 in Catania, Italy and is home to Roberto Zappalà’s Compagnia Zappalà Danza.

Scenario Pubblico fastly became a flagship for contemporary dance in southern Italy and was recognized as one of the three National Dance Production Centres recognized by the Italian Ministry of Culture in 2015.

Scenario Pubblico has a well-equipped theatre with 150 seats, two dance studios, a café/restaurant, offices and a video archive. It is a complete choreography centre, specialising in contemporary dance and carrying out production, planning, hospitality, training and dissemination activities.

Next to Compagnia Zappalà’s artistic own activities, the structure also supports the search for and production of talented young choreographers and emerging companies, especially within Sicily. Since 2015, the main hospitality activity has been the ACASA artistic residence project, dedicated to emerging or established artists who need a suitably equipped space in which to develop their creations with their own dancers or with the students of MoDem, the company’s advanced dance course.


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    Thank you for a totally awesome, exciting, inspiring, sweaty, sexy, adventurous, challenging, insane, fun, groovy, yummy, bold, wonderful 2017! I was absolutely lucky to perform and create with such a bunch of inspiring artists, and teach my classes and workshops for so many talented young dancers. I performed 36 shows in 7 countries, spent 9...
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  • Emanuel Gat Dance Summer Intensive

    EGD Summer Intensive in Catania

    It’s happening. The 1st Emanuel Gat Dance Summer Intensive is taking place next week in the studios of Scenario Pubblico in Catania, Italy. Emanuel, Sara Wilhelmsson and myself will work with an inspiring group of dance students and young professionals and introduce them to the company’s creative process. More information about EMANUEL GAT DANCE WORKSHOPS on...
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