18 June 8pm, 19 June 3pm
Compagnia Zappalà Danza (Italy)
T.H.E Second Company (Singapore)
1 July | 8pm
Photo by Serena Nicoletti
Amidst a fast-changing world, cont·act Contemporary Dance Festival embarks on a new chapter in its journey of making, performing and experiencing dance. This year marks the 12th edition of the Festival, and its first steps ahead with its refreshed Festival name, “cont·act”, meaning “continued act”. With a rousing finale of completely live programmes, with both local and international artists, cont·act Contemporary Dance Festival 2022: Breathing Ground presents diverse perspectives and contemplations on the world – then, now and ahead – as we begin to reimagine dance in an endemic world.
Compagnia Zappalà Danza distinguishes itself with a wide and articulated repertory, a result of the synergistic and prolific work of Roberto Zappalà and dramaturg Nello Calabrò, who traced together in the last ten years a path in continuous expansion that allowed for the realisation of different types of productions, from creations for a few dancers to those with the entire company, most of them with live music.
Zappalà often deals with extended, longer-term projects such as Corpi incompiuti (2002-2007), Instruments (2007-2009), Re-mapping Sicily (2007- now). Among his creations for the company, Pasolini nell'era di Internet was selected for BIG Torino 2000, and A. semu tutti devoti tutti?, which received the Danza & Danza Prize 2010 for the best Italian production, was recently staged at the Théâtre de la Ville of Paris. Recently, the production LA NONA (from chaos, the body) received the Danza & Danza 2015 Award Italian Production of the Year.
In Collaboration with
Local Supporting Partner
Overseas Festival Partners
Patron Hotel 2022
Official Dance Wear
Official Secretarial Services