For the first time in Cattaro, Montenegro, will take place the show ”SKYLINE”, vertical dance ”Il Posto” on the facade of the Saint Trifone Cathedral.
Skyline is the profile of our cities, it’s a line created by buildings, it’s the sign that crosses the sky and unites all the shapes to the horizon, and for this it represents and characterizes the uniqueness of every place.
Vertical dance fits into the landscape with a spectacular performance where dancers draw the sky with their bodies and share the vast view with anyone watching. The show gives the city a powerful skyline where the poetry of dance and music paints new visions and perspectives.
The dancers move lightly with a different gravity, suspended but solidly attached to the architecture that act as umbilical cord to the dynamics and energetic chalk of flight.
Il Posto is the first company in Italy specialized in site-specific performance on vertical planes. Born in 1994 in Venice, from the partnership between choreographer Wanda Moretti and musician Marco Castelli in order to create vertical shows that unite dance, architecture and music, blending the dramaturgy of the shows to the places in which they are represented and thus inspiring new ideas, reflections and perspectives.
They create vertical dance shows on indoor and outdoor buildings, historic and contemporary, on bridges, towers, cranes, but also in theaters, museums and industrial environments. In addition to repertoire shows, they create tailor-made shows by designing personalized performances based on the requirements for public and private events. They carry out training activities for dance professionals and not.
Vertical dance is understood as a body that moves perpendicular to the wall establishing a relationship with space from a new perspective. Architecture and landscape occupy a central role, distinguishing every event.
Music is created especially for shows, it is customized differently for each venue and performed live with the formula of sax & live electronics.
The shows on the facades of buildings are performance-discovery, they are reading of architecture through the senses, poetic action, valorization of a place with unique features. Il Posto Company has participated in numerous International Festivals abroad including Singapore Arts Festival, the Defense in Paris, Uniteatro Festival in Parana-Brazil, Bangkok International Dance Festival, Kuopio Dance Festival in Finland, Perm Festival in Russia Biennale International des Théâtres du Monde in Rabat in Morocco, Lugar a Lisbon Dance, Kaunas International Festival, Thessaloniki International Festival, Danse Pei Reunion Island and other events in Qatar, Oman, Botswana, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Croatia. Il Posto Company has been invited to festivals throughout Italy including Rome in Scene, Mittelfest, Red Festival di Reggio Emilia, Enel-Centrali Aperte, Primavera Scena Ancona, Volterrateatro, Bolzano Danza and in many other cities from Naples to Trieste from Milan to Venice, making numerous arrangements in historic sites like the Rome Museum in Piazza Navona, the St. Mark’s bell tower in Venice, the Mother of Naples Museum of Contemporary Art, Villa Contarini in Piazzola sul Brenta (PD), the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome, the Monastery of S. Maria del Lavello in Calolziocorte (Lc), the Theatre La Fenice in Venice, the Academy of Concords in Rovigo, the Palace of the Grand Guardia in Verona, Palace of Pretoria in Volterra, Villa Tuscolana in Frascati and many more.
The Place + Marco Castelli Small Ensemble
choreography and video by Wanda Moretti
music for sax and live electronics Marco Castelli
Simona Forlani, Isabel Rossi dance
costumes Electra Del Mistro
After numerous performances at secular and sacred cultural monuments, both in Italy and in other parts of the world, we have the pleasure to announce, for the first time in Kotor, the performance of ”Skyline-Danza verticale”, performed by the Italian composition ”Il Posto”, which will be held on the bell bells of the magnificent cathedral basilica of Saint Tripun 02.08. , starting at 9:30 pm.
Inspired by the beauty of the cathedral and its ancient history, the artists have created a special program to connect elements of the cathedral’s architecture with music and light effects, so that visitors will have the pleasure of experiencing the cathedral in a special way.
Il Posto is the first composition in Italy that specializes in performing performances in the form of vertical artistic dance. He was created in 1994 in Venice, as the fruit of the partnership between choreographer Vanda Moretti and musician Mark Castelli, aiming to create vertical performances that combine dance, architecture and music, combining the dramaturgy of the performances with the places where they perform. They create vertical dance performances on historic and modern buildings, on bridges, towers, cranes, but also in theaters, museums and industrial environments. The music is specially created for performances, adapted to the venue and performed live in a combination of saxophone and electronics. Plays on buildings represent reading architecture through senses and poetry.
Il Posto has participated in numerous international competitions, including: Singapore Arts Festival, la Defense in Paris, Uniteatro Festival in Paranà-Brazil, Bangkok International Dance Festival, Kuopio Dance Festival in Finland, Perm Festival in Russia, Biennale International des Théâtres du Monde in Rabat, Morocco, Lugar a Dança Lisbon, Kaunas International Festival, International Festival di Thessaloniki, Danse Pei Reunion Island and other events in Qatar, Oman, Botswana, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Croatia. Il Posto band toured all over Italy: Roma in Scene, Mittelfest, Red Festival di Reggio Emilia, Enel-Centrali Aperte, Primavera Scene Ancona, Volterrateatro, Bolzano Danza, numerous cities from Naples to Trieste, from Milan to Venice, performing in many places such as: il Museo di Roma in Piazza Navona, il campanile Saint Marcus in Venice, the Museum of Contemporary Art Mother of Naples, Villa Contarini in Piazzola sul Brenta (PD), the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome, the Monastery of S. Maria del Lavello in Calolziocorte (Lc), the Theatre La Fenice in Venice, the Academy of Concords in Rovigo, the Palace of the Grand Guard in Verona, Palace of Pretoria in Volterra, Villa Tuscolana in Frascati.
As stated before, the performance has been repeatedly performed at UNESCO-protected cultural monuments, and all materials and equipment comply with regulations on protection of cultural goods.