I am happy to participate in this retreat, especially at a time like this, where the compasses have completely gone mad and the directions are uncertain.
I am immersed in this observation of what maps can be to follow, accustomed as we are to being alone with what is full and visibly recognizable, now saturated with our mercantile and consumerist spirit, and I believe that silence, sound and contact can accompany men to stop and search for themselves in the pause, in that moment that precedes the action, in that void that is not inactivity but a sacred space where all our pieces meet for a few moments.
“There is only one way through which we can contact the deepest layers of our existence, rejuvenate our thinking and reach intuition: internal silence” – F. Perls
Sono felice di partecipare a questo ritiro, soprattutto in un momento come questo, dove le bussole sono completamente impazzite e le direzioni incerte.
Sono immerso in questa osservazione di quali possano essere le mappe da seguire, abituati come siamo a stare solo con ciò che è pieno e visibilmente riconoscibile, saturi ormai del nostro spirito mercantile e consumistico, e credo che il silenzio, il suono e il contatto possano accompagnare gli uomini a soffermarsi e a ricercare se stessi nella pausa, in quell’attimo che precede l’azione, in quel vuoto che non è inattività ma spazio sacro dove tutti i nostri pezzi per qualche istante si incontrano.
“C’è una sola via attraverso cui possiamo contattare gli strati più profondi della nostra esistenza, ringiovanire il nostro pensiero e raggiungere l’intuizione: Il silenzio interno” F. Perls

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.