4 – 8 January 2023

Partecipants: 30

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. 




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

Winter Retreat Focalizers

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 " Deep 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 Deep 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 Deep Tact has developed www.tattointerno.com, a technique founded on healing and movement, which he has taught since 2004.


Nataniel Damon

NATHANIEL DAMON started singing in Village Harmony while living in Vermont as a teenager. He immediately felt at home in this community created by honest and heart felt singing. After moving to Germany in 2004 he founded the world music choir, Weltmusik-Chor Hamburg, a community choir of 50 voices that performs many genres Nathaniel was introduced to in Village Harmony including Georgian and shape-note music, songs from the Balkans and traditional choral music from South Africa. Nathaniel studied music education in Hamburg and teaches at a Waldorf school for children with special needs in Hamburg. He often performs as an improvising solo vocalist and multi-instrumentalist (banjo, guitar, fiddle, trombone, percussion) at contact improvisation festivals that he attends with his partner and two children. In this camp session he will lead a number of songs from around the world including Georgia, Germany and USA, a choral improvisation and at least one of his own arrangements.

How to get there

By car


By train

The closest railway station is LATISANA, on the Trieste-Venice line. The bus station is adjacent to the train station.

By bus

Line 515
Departure: Latisana Bus Station – 1.40 pm
Arrival: Flambruzzo Via Rossini – 2.10 pm

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