Heart of ORBITA | Spellbound’s production activities is the Spellbound Contemporary Ballet company supported by MiC since 2000.
The heart of the productive activities of ORBITA| Spellbound is the Spellbound Contemporary Ballet company supported by the Ministry of Culture since the year 2000.
SpellboSpeeund Contemporary Ballet was founded in 1994 by the choreographer Mauro Astolfi who was joined two years later in the role of director by Valentina Marini under whose leadership the company began to become increasingly involved in the international scene. A leading Company not only in Europe, due to the combination of Astolfi’s personal portfolio and the excellent technique of the dancers, over the years Spellbound has consolidated a project based vision strongly tied to an international outlook which aims at creating a high profile model based on the quality of the projects and the online partnerships.
The company has presented its own works/opera on four continents in prestigious contexts such as the Biennale in Venice, Schricttmaker Festival, Houston Dance Salad Festival, Bangkok International Dance and Music festival, Seoul Modafee Festival, Sidance Seoul, International Spring Festival in Tel Aviv, Santa Lucia Festival in Monterrey, Madrid en Danza, Valencia Temporada Festival, Prisma International Dance Festival, Vitebsk International Festival of Modern Choreography, Fabbrica Europa, Oriente Occidente, Invito alla Danza, Milano Oltre, Transart, La Merce, Guangdong Dance Festival, Chutzpah Dance Festival, Tokyo Dance New Air, Biarritz Le tempes D’Aimer, City Contemporary Dance Festival, Arcachon Dance Festival, Bangkok Italian Festival, Ankara Music Festival, Tblisi Ballet Festival, Hong Kong City Contemporary Dance Festival, Frei Art Festival, Copenaghen Dance Festival, Dap Festival, Mosca Dance Inversion Festival.
The company’s activities besides the principal work of the choreographer Mauro Astolfi, resident creator,, involves a series of online projects including other artists and institutions of an international reknown such as Jean Guillaume Weis, Sang Jijia, Marcos Morau, Dunja Jocic, Tomoko Mukayiama, Marco Goecke and Jacopo Godani who will compose an original creation for the company’s thirtieth birthday in 2024 held during the occasion of Pesaro Capital of Culture.
“lf Spellbound were a car, it would be a Ferrari”The Annenberg center of Performing Arts-Philadelphia U.S.A.
“Spellbound Contemporary Ballet is the creation of something which previously did not exist, a small body with a big and determined idea. We have narrated a world which was not there before, creating one which now exists. An individual experience to connect and create ideas which can be developed by us and by others, a constant “live desire” to revise our projects and to comprehend in depth possible interactions. Spellbound steals our attention and has taught us to act as individuals, to overcome divisions and to promote a real space for sharing, collaborating and belonging”