All you find is you – Nina Radovanovic

Once a friend told me “You are so weird, you either go to those strange festivals where
everybody touches everybody (referring of course to CI events) or you go to those foreign
temples where you have to keep quiet the whole day (referring to my Vipassana retreats)”.
I was so happy to find out that I can combine both in Contact silent retreats
And more I think about it, less difference I find in these practices. Actually, to be honest, not
the more I think, but the less I think, and more I invite my sensations to guide me instead.
When I sit in silence, I do just that, I sit. And listen. And yet, there is a whole universe
unfolding while I observe and surrender. Sometimes just trying, and sometimes…
Dancing contact improvisation invites a certain state of mind that brings you into the
present moment, which is all there is. You forget about past and future; instead, you listen
to your own breath, feel the warmth of the body you’re touching, the weight pouring into
your bones, and sweat in the roots of your hair. And you’re there, where you have always
We as humans, are so used to relating to others, it’s in our nature. I feel, here lies a strength
of contact improvisation. While you relate in silence to the other, all you find is You.

Una volta un amico mi ha detto “Sei così strano, vai a quegli strani festival dove tutti toccano tutti (riferendosi ovviamente agli eventi di CI) e vai anche in quei templi all’estero dove devi tacere tutto il giorno (riferendosi ai miei ritiri Vipassana)”.
Sono stata così felice di scoprire che posso combinare entrambi nei Contact silence Retreats.
E più ci penso, meno differenza trovo in queste pratiche. In realtà, ad essere onesti, non
più penso, ma meno penso, e più invito invece le mie sensazioni a guidarmi.
Quando mi siedo in silenzio, faccio proprio questo, mi siedo. E ascolta. Eppure, c’è un intero universo che si dispiega mentre osservo e mi arrendo. A volte solo provando, a volte…
L’improvvisazione di contatto danzante invita a un certo stato d’animo che ti porta nel
momento presente, che è tutto ciò che c’è. Ti dimentichi del passato e del futuro; invece, tu ascolti al tuo stesso respiro, senti il calore del corpo che stai toccando, il peso che si riversa dentro le tue ossa e il sudore alle radici dei tuoi capelli. E tu sei lì, dove hai sempre
Come esseri umani, siamo così abituati a relazionarci con gli altri, è nella nostra natura. Sento, qui sta una forza
di improvvisazione di contatto. Mentre ti relazioni in silenzio con l’altro, tutto ciò che trovi sei Tu.

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

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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

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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.