“Blurring boundaries and limits, we shorten the distance between space and body”
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 Paranà-Brazil, Bangkok International Dance Festival, Kuopio Dance Festival Finland, Dimitria Festival Salonicco, Lugar a Dança Lisbon, Silkeborg Performer House Denmark, Doha Qatar, Gaborone Botswana, FoolsFestival Belfast, Defense Paris, Festival Des Arts Vivant in Rabat, Mittelfest, Roma in Scena, Bolzano Danza, Oriente Occidente, Carnival of Venice and many others festivals in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Japan, Germany, Italy.
Il Posto dancers
Gian Mattia Baldan