Il corpo nel silenzio – Michele Marchesani

A body that recognizes silence is not just any being, it moves knowing that it is violating a space. It decides to break what surrounds it with the certainty that it will always be given consent, availability. The skin is the first to feel it. Always attentive to the border, it divides what is inside from what we would like to be outside. It chooses.
And here, occupying silence, even with the mere thought of a movement, we dance.
Thus begins a first pulsation, a first rhythm made up of volumes and plays of density.
And the first duet is with him, with silence.
Then come the others… the space, the sound, the dancers.
An atmosphere is created, which surrounds, highlights, makes the step significant, the gesture pure, welcoming the new.
The conditions for improvisation are created.

Un corpo che riconosce il silenzio non è un essere qualunque, si muove sapendo di violare uno spazio. Decide di rompere ciò che lo avvolge con la certezza che sempre gli verrà dato il consenso, la disponibilità. La pelle è la prima a sentirlo. Sempre attenta al confine, divide tra ciò che è dentro e ciò che vorremmo fuori. Sceglie.

Ed ecco che, occupando silenzio, anche con il solo pensiero di un movimento, danziamo.

Comincia così una prima pulsazione, un primo ritmo fatto di volumi e giochi di densità.
Ed è con lui il primo duetto, con il silenzio.
Poi vengono gli altri… lo spazio, il suono, i danzatori.

Si crea un’atmosfera, che contorna, evidenzia, rende significativo il passo, puro il gesto, accogliente il nuovo.
Si creano i presupposti per l’improvvisazione.

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

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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

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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


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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.