“Blurring boundaries and limits, we shorten the distance between space and body”

Our history

Il Posto is the first company in Italy to specialize in site specific performance on vertical surfaces. Originated in 1994 in Venice, the partnership between choreographer Wanda Moretti and musician Marco Castelli formed in order to create vertical performances that combine dance, architecture and music, merging the dramaturgy of the shows to the places in which they are represented and thus inspiring new ideas, reflections and perspectives.

What we do

We produce vertical dance on historical and contemporary buildings, indoor and outdoor, on bridges, towers, cranes, but also in theatres, museums and industrial environments. In addition to archive shows, we create tailor-made shows and design customized performances as requested for public and private events.
We carry out training activities for dance professionals and amateurs.

Our artistic language

Vertical dance is understood as a body that moves perpendicularly to the wall by establishing a relationship with the space according to a new perspective. The architecture and landscape play a central role, marking and distinguishing each show. The music is created specifically for each show. It is customized accordingly for each place and performed live with the combination of the saxophone & live electronics. The shows on building facades are ‘performance-discovery’, through the sensory reading of architecture, poetic action, and the enhancement of a place with unique features.

The Company Il Posto has taken part in important festivals and events on both the national and international scene such as the Singapore Arts Festival, Uniteatro Festival in Paranà-Brazil, International Dance Festival in Bangkok, Kuopio Dance festival in Finland, Dimitria Festival in Salonicco, Lugar a Dança in Lisbon, Silkeborg Performer House- Denmark, Doha In Qatar, Gaborone in Botswana, FoolsFestival in Belfast, Defense Paris, Festival Des Arts Vivant 2009 in Rabat, Mittelfest, Roma in Scena, Carnival of Venice and many others festivals in Italy as Milano, Genova, Napoli ...

Our dancers

Elena Annovi
Contemporary dancer and acrobat. She has considerable experience and a passion for dance in suspension and the research of air movement.

Simona Forlani
Dancer ground/air. Performs vertical dance not only as a technique but as a passion and a necessity. She has climbing and contemporary dance training.

Isabel Rossi
Contemporary dancer. She is interested in exploring movement in relation to the reversal of spatial plans and evoking dimensions of space.

Il Posto Company relies on the participation of other dancers for performances, special exhibitions and site specific performances.