Upcoming You Mine You Mine springs from the desire to focus on the Two again, on the relationship between a man and a woman, by plunging into the depths of the dynamics between them. Read More Upcoming Migrants Directions and Routes. Take the journey and reach another place, the arrival, the landing. The meeting with the other. The different. Opportunity or danger. Meeting, confrontation, clash. Read More Upcoming Red Riding Hood Once upon a time…The Wolf and the Maiden Show for children, youths and adults Proceed towards the goal of unveiling the self through a continuous diversion, an irreducible wandering. Read More Upcoming I, Her, Me Investigation of a state of spiritual unveiling, performative research on the female heroic body, naked in its exposition, without skin or defenses. Read More The Company Atacama Company has been 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. Read More La Scatola dell'Arte La Scatola dell'Arte 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. Read More Photo & Video Photo & Video galleries of the Atacama Company productions Read More

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, Poland 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

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The Music that dances

In terms of composition, my sense is that music for dancing needs different time and space than music for listening; choreography scans the notes, creating a perfect groove as well as complex and inspiring; it’s like being in an empty space, clean, dense of rhythmic divisions.
We move in such a space: the music coming out would then be made of a matter which maybe you’d never be able to create.
This way music tells and dance together with the moving bodies.

Twenty years of work with Atacama Company taught me to relate with different emotions emerging from their shows, to then inflect them in their choreographies.

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

19 July 2020 / Appuntamenti

Io, Lei, Me Performance Site Specific

28 luglio 2020 h 19:30 Chianti Festival, Castelnuovo Berardenga ( SI).
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4 June 2020 / Appuntamenti

Migranti – Rassegna Move off VIR-TUA-L.

- il 6 Giugno 2020 ore 19:00 all'interno della Rassegna Online Move off VIR-TUA-L.
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23 January 2020 / Appuntamenti

Il Brutto Anatroccolo – Auditorium Flaiano

- 25 ottobre 2020 - h.17:00
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Blog

Atacama in Polonia, Varsavia, International Dance Theatre Festival Zawirowania

15 giugno 2019 h 19 Ośrodek Zawirowania – Belwederska 20/22 https://www.zawirowania.pl/

Progetto – Percorsi per le competenze trasversali e per l’orientamento (ex alternanza scuola lavoro)

Con Liceo Coreutico Convitto Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele II di Roma

Documental Danzantes

Un estratto dal documentario “Danzantes” di Juan Vicente Chuliá sulla danza nel mondo. L’incontro a Roma con la Compagnia Atacama con Patrizia Cavola e Ivan Truol.

Internationale Tanzmesse 2018

We are glad to announce that Compagnia Atacama will be present at the Internationale Tanzmesse nrw 2018. Booth 45 Düsseldorf  – Germany

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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