Trusting the silence – Leonardo Lambruschini

“Animals and trees teach how not to know, how to tolerate being in the world without the obsession to understand. They know how to surrender, they know and teach a primary and radical trust” – Chandra Candiani
During the intensive we will give space to silence to bring stillness into the movement and broaden the perception of what is happening.
Silence as a portal to a greater awareness of the present, one of the fundamental ingredients for those who practice improvisation.
We will explore different tactile qualities in the body and space, and how these relate to movement in the search for an authentic experience.
We will experience the sense of disorientation of the perception of space, time, and speed of movement.

“Gli animali e gli alberi insegnano a non sapere, a tollerare di stare al mondo senza l’ossessione di capire. Sanno arrendersi, conoscono e insegnano una fiducia primaria e radicale” – Chandra Candiani
Durante l’intensivo daremo spazio al silenzio per portare quiete nel movimento e ampliare la percezione di ciò che sta accadendo.
Il silenzio come portale verso una maggiore consapevolezza del presente, uno degli ingredienti fondamentali per chi pratica l’improvvisazione.
Esploreremo le diverse qualità tattili del corpo e dello spazio e come queste si relazionano al movimento alla ricerca di un’esperienza autentica.
Sperimenteremo il senso di disorientamento nella percezione dello spazio, del tempo e della velocità del movimento.

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.