Tra un suono e l’altro cerco lo spazio di un gesto, sfiorando confini che da un lato sono musica dall’altro braccio, testa, gambe.”

Come sarebbe bello rendere il suono “sospensione” e il silenzio “stabilità”. Invertire il ruolo di chi è “pausa.” Aprire un varco di ricchezza lì dove normalmente si pensa ci sia staticità, fermo, riposo.

Dove c’è più movimento? In quale lato di questa barriera posso essere danza?

L’associazione univoca suono/movimento silenzio/staticità è un baratro culturale di conformismo inespressivo.

Il mio corpo sussurra, non urla. Chiama sottovoce..
Per sentirlo devo smettere tutto.

Parla piano perchè non vuole che farsi sentire da me, da me solo.

E anche se per cominciare devo fermarmi, per assottigliare un po’ l’orecchio, poi devo necessariamente donargli il mio corpo, il mio movimento.

E qui musica e silenzio coesistono.

Non so più dire dove inizia o finisce un suono,

ma so per certo che c’è musica.

So per certo che c’è silenzio.

So per certo che questa è la mia danza.


“Between one sound and another I look for the space of a gesture, touching borders that on one side are music on the other arm, head, legs.”

How nice it would be to make the sound “suspension” and the silence “stability”. Reverse the role of someone who is “pause.” Opening a gateway to richness where one normally thinks there is stillness, quiet, rest.

Where is there more movement? On which side of this barrier can it be dance?

The univocal association of sound / movement, silence / stillness is a cultural chasm of inexpressive conformity.

My body whispers, it doesn’t scream. Call softly ..

To hear it, I have to stop everything.

Speaks softly because it doesn’t want to be heard by me, by me alone.

And even if to begin with I have to stop, to thin my ear a little, then I must necessarily give it my body, my movement.

And here music and silence coexist.

I can no longer say where a sound begins or ends,

but I know for sure there is music.

I know for sure there is silence.

I know for a fact that this is my dance.

Living the void – Elisa Ghion

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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

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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

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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.