30 October – 2 November 2020

Partecipants: Max 30

Gaia Terra, Udine, Italy

 This retreat is designed for people with experience in contact improvisation and that are familiar with the workings of a jam and for those that wish to discover how silence and meditation can enrich and deepen the experience of dance. 

Silence, The Contact Improvisation Jam, Meditation, the Word Circle

The space of practice will always be silent, with just a few exceptions. While in the rest of the retreat space you can talk during the day. From the start of the evening jam we will keep silence in all areas until after breakfast. The Jam in all its forms will be the main exploration space.

Gaia Terra

CONTACT SILENCE retreats will be the guest of this incredible project that is being developed in northern Italy

Gaia Terra is a container of projects, a hotbed of experimentation to create alternative possibilities of inhabiting the planet in an ecological way:

   – practice sustainable agriculture;
   – build with natural materials;
   – educate to be critical of the things we buy;
   – live in a group to support each other;
   – eat consciously;
   – relate to the territory and protect the surrounding environment;
   – develop cultural projects;
   – practice hospitality and cultural diversity.






08.15 / 09.00 Meditation

10.00 / 10.30 Silent Circle

10.30 Silent Jam

15.00 / 16.00 Word Circle

16.00 / 19.00 Workshop

21.00 Silent Circle

21.30 Jam



00.00 – 24.00 Silence in the platform

21.00 – 10.30 Silence in all areas of the retreat


09.00 / 10.00 Breakfast

13.00 / 14.30 Lunch

19.30 / 21.00 Dinner

Autumn Retreat Focalizers

angela mara florant

Angela-Mara Florant

Angela-Mara Florant – Germany Angela-Mara Florant had her first experience with CI during her performence arts studies in Besançon, France. In 2005 she moved to Hamburg. She teaches several regular contact classes, gives workshops and organizes jams and festivals (NORDTANZ Festival). Since 2015, she is co- director of the dance studio “Triade” in Hamburg. When Angela-Mara is not dancing or teaching contact she is teaching Pilates, directing independent theater productions, choreographing dance pieces (mostly based on CI) and teaching theater and dance to children. For me CI is an art form. I love allowing my dance to be inspired by the composition of the room. CI opens up space, Space within me and outside of me, Creative space unfolding. I enjoy looking at movement from an anatomical perspective and at the same time love the playful unfolding of stories that can occur while dancing CI. Over and over again finding and reinventing myself while continuously rediscovering and uncovering new aspects of the form are my favorite subjects of my ongoing research.
Insegnanti significativi
Anjelika Doniy, Anya Cloud, Jörg Hassmann, Martin Keogh, Mirva Mäkinen, Nancy Stark Smith, Nita Little

Michele Marchesani
He began his work on the body in ’96 through the study of Shiatsu (of which he is currently operator http://www.fisioshiatsu.com and teacher http://www.shiatsu-shintai.it/), in 2003 he summarizes the “ Internal Touch ”, bodily technique of movement and perception. He subsequently deepened his technique by studying ShinTai, the bands, the chakras and the Activation of the Light Body Yoga
Satisfying his interest and curiosity for holistic systems, he approached with passion several holistic disciplines and techniques.
In 2004 (teaching Internal Tact at an International Dance Festival) he experienced contact improvisation, which he followed as a student, event organizer and occasionally as a teacher in recent years.
From the synthesis and the re-elaboration of his knowledge, the Internal Tact has developed www.tattointerno.com, a technique founded on healing and movement, which he has taught since 2004.
luigi mattiello

Luigi Matiello

I am a Gestalt counselor trained at the Miriam Polster Institute in Florence and an integrated approach music therapist graduated from the Tuscan Center of Music Therapy.

In the social and educational sphere I collaborate with school institutions and mental health centers in prevention and rehabilitation projects with specific Music Therapy resources.
As part of the relationship of help, I work with groups of adults through the tools of Counseling, using a Gestalt approach and artistic mediation.
I lead groups on the use of voice and song as a vehicle for transforming human potential, an integration path between Gestalt techniques, artistic mediation counseling, vocal music therapy and free singing.
In the artistic and personal well-being field I work as a multi-instrumentalist in concert activities called sound rituals / world-music, a path that sees the realization of meditative concerts through evocative sounds from different countries of the world, combined with the ritualistic dimension of the human being that offers the listener the opportunity to create internal landscapes useful for inner growth and the development of his potential.
I am an educational teacher at the biennial music therapy course in Florence.
Trainer and populariser in the pedagogical and social field with teachers, helpers and parents.

How to get there

By train

Nearest airports: Trieste, Venezia

By Car


By train

Nearest Train station: LATISANA

then you’ll get a bus to FLAMBRUZZO

By bus

Linea 515
LATISANA – FLAMBRUZZO  ore 13:40 – 14.10


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