Art Foundation

cultivate, community, foster
interdisciplinary, practice

The foundation Orsolina28 Art Foundation is a non profit organisation born to promote and transform the future of the performing arts into a social culture.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
- Maya Angelou -

The foundation

Orsolina28 Art Foundation was born to promote and transform the future of the performing arts into a social culture.


To promote dance as a movement discipline, an art form and an instrument for wellbeing (even more so when juxtaposed with other related disciplines in a multidisciplinary formula), through the organization of courses, creative and educational residencies and performances, for the most diverse social groups, from renowned professionals to amateurs and including vulnerable communities.


Our vision is to create a unique and special place which gives rise to encounters and exchange between different cultures and disciplines. A place where you can rediscover the importance and beauty of reconnecting with the surrounding natural environment and landscape, respecting them deeply. A context conducive to a more profound knowledge of ourselves in relation to the ecosystem and to the people who surround us.

A short, long story

Orsolina28 came to life in 2016 by the enthusiasm and passion of its founder, Simony Monteiro. She chose an unconventional place, an eighteenth-century farmhouse that once accommodated the monastery of the Orsoline Sisters of Moncalvo.

Built in 1794, next to a Romanesque parish surrounded by vineyards, O28 is located between Moncalvo and Penango, the heart of the Monferrato Astigiano region in Italy. The winding hills protect the land while the Western Italian Alps and Mount Monviso observe from afar.

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