We all went trought something defintely bigger than us.
We, as entire World population are facing a shared reality. At the same time each one of us is experiencing it from a different, unique perspective.
I feel that some deep marks are traced, not knowing exaclty how they will echoing in me.
I think is necessary having space and time to process what we all have been trought. To reconnect with my body, its fragility and goofiness, its power and joy. To allow myself to really see all those emotions and thoughts that might have been locked in together with my body.
Process this challenging time is important. Both on individual and collective way.
I see the contact silence retreats as a great opportunity to do so. I believe people who will join the retreats will be open and attentive, in order to welcome in a delicate way each individuality as it is.
In addition to the official sanitary measure, once we will be in presence, sharing the same space, I wish we will take time to look at each others’eyes, breathe together, and share our unique personal needs to feel comfortable, respectful, at ease with others.
Stiamo attraversando qualcosa di decisamente più grande di noi.
Ci troviamo di fronte a una realtà condivisa a livello mondiale e allo stesso tempo ognuno di noi la sta vivendo da una prospettiva diversa, unica.
Sento che questi mesi hanno lasciato una traccia in profondità, le cui risonanze non sono ancora del tutto chiare.
Penso che sia necessario avere spazio e tempo per elaborare quello che tutti abbiamo e stiamo attraversando. Un tempo per riconnettermi con il mio corpo, la sua fragilità e goffaggine, così come con la potenza e la gioia. Per permettermi di dare spazio a tutte quelle emozioni, pensieri e sensazioni che son rimasti bloccati durante il lockdown.
Elaborare questo presente cosi complesso è importante. Sia sul piano individuale che collettivo.
Vedo i contact silence retreats come una grande opportunità per farlo.
Credo che chi parteciperà ai ritiri saprà essere aperto e attento, al fine di accogliere in modo delicato ogni individualità così com’è.
In aggiunta alle misure sanitarie ufficiali, una volta che saremo in presenza, nello stesso spazio tridimensionale, immagino che ci prenderemo del tempo per guardarci negli occhi, respirare insieme, e condividere le necessità proprie, i desideri, per sentirsi a proprio agio, con rispetto verso il processo individuale e collettivo.

Living the void – Elisa Ghion

Verbal exchange shapes our dialogical relationship, giving shape to the silences that intersperse words. Silence can therefore be considered a relational place in which we are

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Linus and Emelie

Linus and Emelie are two professional musicians and sound healing practitioners fromSweden.Emelie has been studying classical percussion and chamber music at Örebrouniversity in Sweden and

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Circle – Nayeli Špela

A circle is a place where our dance continues and we witness each other through another chanell.  We still improvise and we also allow ourselves

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Beginner’s Mind – Lior Ophir

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few” Shunryu Suzuki Towards the upcoming autumn contact silence retreat I

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Who moves who? – Roberto Bellatalla Between lines, points, spirals, an invisible thread holds bodies and ropes together, like the grass that grows in the interstices, new forms are generated,

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Polarità – Elisa Ghion

In this period I am particularly interested in observing how polarities interact with each other. Thepresence of one makes the presence of the other vivid.

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E=mc2 – Anna Da Pozzo

E = mc 2Did Einstein dance contact? Today at school I explained this wonderful scientific revolution condensed into a formula.When the time comes for this

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LEAF JAM – Angela Mara Florant

Finding pleasure in every movement.Connecting with the season.Harvesting thoughts,Inspirations.Moments of silence.Focused spaces where we dance.Moving from the insideTo the outside.I don’t know the next stepI

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ECHOES – Marta Iucci

« Once a Zen Master asked a disciple: ‘Have you seen the snow leopard?”No’, replied the disciple.’Isn’t it wonderful?’ The Master asked him.from «Silence is

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Tomo Haru


Here is Tomokombu at work, he will accompany us in the evening jams of the first round of the retreat. We remind you that the

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6 – 10  April 2023

Gaia Terra, Flambruzzo, Udine

31 Agosto – 4 Settembre 2023

Monterosi, Anghiari, Arezzo

29 October – 2 November 2023

Gaia Terra, Flambruzzo, Udine


CONTACT SILENCE retreats is a social promotion project of LIBERA MENTE APS association

We firmly believe that contact improvisation holds great potential on a social and communicative level and carries within it an unequivocal educational message. In addition to being the vanguard of the natural and authentic movement, it teaches respect for one’s body and the other, nourishing the fundamental need of the human being to physical contact, gives joy and well-being to those who practice it, reconnects man to his creativity and the primordial dimension of the game.