Inside the Fonderia39 - capacity: 400 people


Via della Costituzione, 39 - 42124 Reggio Emilia
Telefono -  Phone 0039 0522 273011
Sito web - Website Fonderia39


Fonderia (Foundry) is the seat of Fondazione Nazionale della Danza Compagnia Aterballetto. Inaugurated in 2004, it was born from the excellent architectural renovation of a foundry, built in 1939, which was part of the industrial complex of Lombardini Motors, near the town centre of Reggio Emilia. The big central nave, divided in two sections - the square and the large practice room - is 65 metres long, 16 metres wide and nearly 13 metres high. In the lateral wings are two practice rooms, the changing rooms and a room for exhibitions, conferences and meetings. The building's structure looks like a big Romanesque cathedral, where iron and glass are dominant. The building has a double face: solar and bright during the day, mysterious and fascinating at night. The names of the three practice rooms - Fucina (Forge), Fusione (Fusion) and Formatura (Moulding) - keep an ideal connection between the previous and the new destination of the building: also in choreography, the movements have to be forged, fused and "moulded" to create the dance.


Fusion Room (square metres 480) - max 90 people - Practice room of Compagnia Aterballetto
Piazza (square metres 550) - max 350 people - Wide space for conferences and meetings that at night becomes a place for convivial meetings (dinner, cocktail and party)
Stecca (square metres 200) - max 100 people - For conferences and meetings

How to arrive

From Reggio Emilia Railway Station
Bus n° 9 - “Via Piemonte” terminal; get off at "Consorzio Agrario" stop, then go right into Via F.lli Manfredi to the roundabout, then turn left and, at the next roundabout, turn left into Via della Costituzione. Fonderia is 20 metres on the left.

From A1 Motorway - Reggio Emilia exit
Go along Via Maramotti to SS9 bypass in the direction of Parma. At the roundabout turn right (second street), at the next roundabout turn right (second street) into Via XX Settembre. At the third roundabout turn right (first street) into Via della Costituzione.