Il Posto

Information . The Vertical Dance Company Il Posto is a project conceived in 1994 by the choreographer Wanda Moretti and the musician Marco Castelli, and it is based on the interaction between dance, music and architecture. The Vertical Dance performances of the Company Il Posto challenge gravity by using the void, the aerial dimension and the forms of landscape as a stage. Therefore, a new, unexpected and uncommon point of view, a different visual perspective is presented to the audience, which becomes spectator(s) of a change of setting, that shifts into different figures, visions and forms. There are no borders nor roles, because everything has become a unique space gathered by the presence of the bodies, a space that changes only through movement and music. Live music completes the creation of which the audience and the location are integral figures. Vertical dance performance offers each time a different way of observation the site, as not just a simple container for the event but as one that actually becomes an integral part of the performance. It is an utterly unique blend of live music, choreography and space: the whole effect is always different and it defies description since it changes as the setting changes. Over the years the performance has developed into different choreographies on the façades of buildings, bridges, towers, lighthouses, cloisters, historical palaces, but also theatres, museums and industrial buildings. Il Posto Company has taken part in important festivals and events on both the national and international scene such as the Singapore Arts Festival, La Defense Paris, Doha in QatarLugar a Dança in Lisbon, Silkeborg Performer House- Denmark, FoolsFestival in Belfast, Festival Des Arts Vivant 2009 in Rabat, Mittelfest, Roma in Scena, Red Festival in Reggio Emilia, Abano Danza, Primavera Scena Ancona, Volterrateatro, Bolzano Danza, Festival Mutazioni 2009 in Genova and many others…