MoDem Language Workshop
for dancers


a project by Roberto Zappalà
conducted by Filippo Domini (dancer from the Compagnia Zappalà Danza)

Aimed at: Dancer – advanced level – minimum age 18 years old

When: Fri 30 June – from 4 to 6 pm

Where: at Fortezza Est, Via Francesco Laparelli n. 62, Rome


the workshop is FREE –
and has a limited number of participants (max 12)

To apply for the workshop you must send before 10 June
an e-mail to:
With the subject: Modem Language Workshop – Name and Surname
In the email please include:
> Name and Surname, age, telephone number + 1 short biography
You will receive a reply by 15 June

The Workshop takes place within the programme of the
festival Attraversamenti Multipli 2023 realised by Margine Operativo


MoDem is the language that Compagnia Zappalà Danza and the choreographer Roberto Zappalà have elaborated and codified in recent years.
The workshop on the MoDem Language, has as its starting point the three texts written by the choreographer himself “Corpo devoto”, “Corpo etico” and “Corpo istintivo”, now collected in a single text OMNIA CORPORA in which Roberto Zappalà explicates considerations and reflections in relation to his approach to choreography. The text collects notes and analyses concerning the constructive process of the choreographer’s creative work.

The most physical section of the workshop held by Filippo Domini consists of strengthening the body and mind through intense and powerful muscular work. The MoDem language is based on simple criteria, linked to flows, to harmonies, which the body exercises daily through a methodology that also tends to encourage contamination between the members of the working group.
The joints, the various sections of the body are selected and processed with a work that has the task of manifesting all the infinite possibilities of excursion that the limbs possess internally and externally and that can be explored, invented and multiplied day by day.
The animality of the body is an essential element in Zappalà’s work, like instinct, in which an apparent imperfection is identified, instinct and imperfection, both added values of movement in the choreographer’s vocabulary.

Filippo Domini
He was born in Enna in 1993 and started dancing at a very early age. From 2012 to 2014 he attended the MoDem Atelier course and then MoDem PRO. In 2014 he collaborated with the company Giovanna Velardi for the production “Histoire du soldat”, and in 2015 with the company Petranuradanza for the production “South sensation”. She began collaborating with Compagnia Zappalà Danza in 2015, participating in all the company’s main productions. In 2017 she collaborated with Marina Mascarell for the project “Three Times Rebel”, produced by Korzo Productions (NL). He currently collaborates permanently with Compagnia Zappalà Danza both as a dancer and for the dissemination of the MoDem language and attends the Performing Arts and Sciences degree course.