The year 2022 marked a historic step in the history of the Association with the recognition by the Ministry of Culture in the role of National Dance Production Centre with the broader project ORBITA|Spellbound. The vision towards the status of Production Centre comes from the desire of Spellbound, which has been committed for almost 30 years in the fields of production, training and dance season and circulation, to make this heritage available to a wider community: a production house that works as a hinge between the creative resources existing in the Roman territory and the production chain on a national and international scale. Conceived for a metropolitan city, Orbita finds its heart at the Palladium Theatre and spreads its activities to satellite spaces in the city, such as the Teatro Biblioteca Quarticciolo (managed by Spellbound in RTI with EDA) and the Teatro Rossellini. From 2023 it welcomes choreographer Irene Russolillo as an associate artist.
The season’s activities unfold in different project lines whose heart is the Orbita Dance Season, articulated from January to May (orbitaspellbound.com/events/) accompanied by thematic focuses and special projects that cover the capital throughout the calendar year, enriched by collaborations with various institutions of the Capitoline cultural system and beyond.