The Company

Atacama Company was founded in 1999 by the dancer and choreographer Patrizia Cavola and the choreographer, dancer and actor Iván Truol, who take care of the artistic direction. The Company is supported and recognized by the M.I.B.A.C.T. (Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities) and, since 2009, it has been based at La Scatola dell’Arte in Rome, training and production center under the artistic direction of the two choreographers. Productions signed by P. Cavola and I. Truol have been performed in numerous important theaters and international Festivals in Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium, France and Brazil.

Their research has focused on the construction of a physical theater, which is located in a multidisciplinary border area, where movement and dance, vocal expression, text, music – and whatever artistic form becomes necessary during creation – interact and integrate. They are interested in the blend of languages.

Patrizia Cavola and Ivan Truol accompany the choreographic creation with many dance training, dissemination and promotion projects. Since 2013, they have been curating the Dance Artistic Direction of the Tor Bella Monaca Theater in Rome.

In addition to producing the creations of the two founding choreographers of the company, Atacama, over the years, has supported the production of projects by other choreographers who are close by poetic and research path, and young authors who had often already participated in the artistic project of the company as dancers.

New production 2019


La Scatola dell’Arte

La Scatola dell’Arte (literally, “The Art Box”) is a training and production center with the management and artistic direction of Patrizia Cavola and Ivan Truol, founding choreographers of the Atacama Company, which has a permanent artistic residency at the center.

It is a place dedicated to artistic training and in particular to the formation of contemporary dance and physical theater and to the knowledge and study of the body in all its possibilities.

It hosts research and artistic experimentation. It is a place of residences, production and support for the creation and testing of dance and theater companies. It hosts social and community dance and theater workshops. It is a performative space for openings to the public of creative residences, laboratories and jam sessions. The program combines regular and continuous courses with workshops and seminars.

Scheduled Events

23 January 2020 / Appuntamenti

Il Brutto Anatroccolo – Auditorium Flaiano

- 25 ottobre 2020 - h.17:00
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10 October 2019 / Appuntamenti

Il Brutto Anatroccolo – Teatro Boni

- 20 dicembre 2019, h.10:00 - 22 dicembre 2019, h.17:30
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7 October 2019 / Appuntamenti

Il Brutto Anatroccolo – Sala Polifunzionale

15 Dicembre, h.17:30 - Sala Polifunzionale
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Press Review

22 November 2017 / Press Review

Migrants by Paolo Verlengia

A show like “Migrants”, by Atacama Dance Company, proposes interesting ideas for reflection, and not just because the title itself...
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22 November 2017 / Press Review

Migrants by Giacomo Piccoli

On a stage with no scenery, in the darkness of a symbolic night, a glimpse of exhausted bodies can be...
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4 July 2017 / Press Review

Migrants by Delfina Stella

Migrants is the new production by the Atacama Dance Company, which has been active for years in Italy and worldwide....
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10 November 2016 / Press Review

Red Riding Hood – Once upon a time, the Wolf and the Maiden by Ludovica Avetrani

Walking through the thick wood on a path twisting among the fronds, and being heading for getting lost. Being alone...
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30 September 2016 / Press Review

I, Her, Me by Teatro & Spettacolo

The show was performed at the Florian Espace Theatre in Pescara, within the CORPOGRAFIE 2016 festival. The work is about inner search,...
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