“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 in Rabat, Mittelfest, Roma in Scena, Carnival of Venice and many others festivals in Italy as Milano, Genova, Napoli ...

Our dancers

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. In 2011 she began her studio of vertical dance in Venice with the choreographer Wanda Moretti and since then she regularly collaborates in all the productions of the Il Posto Company. 

Isabel Rossi
Contemporary dancer. She is interested in the exploration of the movement in relation to the overturning of the spatial planes and suggestive dimensions of the space. In 2013 Isabel begins the collaboration with Il Posto.  

Giulia Mazzucato 
Aerial dancer with former training in artistic gymnastics, aerial silks and hoop and vertical dance (Wanda Moretti's Method).
For Giulia the vertical dance is the best way to research an innovative movement, which develops a musicality tied to reorganising our orientation in space and time, something to be valued and promoted.

Giorgio Coppone
He believes in artistic interdisciplinarity and his idea of a performer is the union of body, speech and music.
He specializes in aerial acrobatics and silks. From 2015 he began exploring the world of vertical dance with Il Posto Company.

Gian Mattia Baldan
Multifaceted dancer. He discovers the expressive power of the body in 2013 thanks to vertical dance with Wanda Moretti.
Since there dance and movement appeared as a necessity. His training and experience ranges from aerial dance, contemporary dance merged with the acrobatic gesture to the contemporary circus.

Francesca D'Agostino
She is a dancer with training in contemporary dance, she deepens her studies combining athletic gesture, fluidity of movement and expressiveness. She believes in the power and infinite possibilities of experimentation of the body in relation to space. In 2018 she approaches the vertical dance, soon begins a collaboration with Wanda Moretti.