I think of silence as a way to reset the “doing / listening” system, to find a balance between action and reception. Our nervous system finds it very difficult to allow these two directions to coexist and it tends to lose its balance towards an excess of activity, losing the ability to register internal or external sensations. Dance, especially contact improvisation, requires adaptation and continuous attention to the events that change moment by moment, we become the form that our perception requires of us. The challenge, for me, will be to contribute to the creation of a space where this can all be shared, where the inner process can be made available for dance, to nurture a community creative process such as that of a Jam. The idea of ​​donating the fruits of meditation to the group and transforming them into creative stimuli for improvisation will be my research space with you. I hope that in “dancing together” we will understand the value of “meditating alone”.


Penso al silenzio come ad un modo per resettare il sistema fare/ascoltare, ritrovare un equilibrio tra l’azione e la ricezione. Il nostro sistema nervoso fa molta fatica a far coesistere queste due direzioni e spesso si sbilancia verso un eccesso di attività perdendo la capacità di registrare sensazioni interne o esterne.La danza, in particolar modo la contact improvisation, richiede un adattamento ed una attenzione continua agli eventi che istante dopo istante si modificano, diventiamo la forma che la nostra percezione ci richiede.La sfida per me sarà contribuire alla creazione di uno spazio dove tutto ciò è condivisibile, dove il processo interiore può essere messo a disposizione della danza per nutrire un processo creativo comunitario come quello di una Jam.L’idea di donare i frutti della meditazione al gruppo e di trasformarli in stimoli creativi per l’improvvisazione sarà il mio spazio di ricerca con voi.Mi auguro che nel “danzare insieme” capiremo il valore del “meditare soli”.

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

https://www.contactsilence.it/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Gana-Bellatalla-Duo-VICINO-LONTANO-2022-II.mp4 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

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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.