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Workshop con marta iucci

17 – 18 Febbraio 2024
CI Essentials / Tridimensional dances /
workshop con Marta Iucci
Tridimensional dances
Esploriamo il volume delle nostre danze. La contact improvisation esprime la kinesfera che portiamo in noi, questo spazio tutto intorno che possiamo muovere in tutte le direzioni e ci lancia nello spazio con la libertà di poterlo esplorare tutto: sia quello interno, il nostro volume, che quello esterno. Entrambi questi spazi inoltre li possiamo condividere con altri, far intersecare le rispettive kinesfere, e generare danze sorprendenti. Non una tecnica e delle sequenze da imparare, piuttosto allenarsi alla sorpresa, all’imprevisto, improvvisazione con diversi tipi di contatto.


Marta danza ininterrottamente Contact Improvisation dal 2012. La scopre a Parigi, dove viveva in quel momento, e poi continua a studiare in tutta europa partecipando a festival e workshop, fino al suo atterraggio in Toscana dove ha iniziato a collaborare con lo Spazio Nu e vive tutt’ora. Praticando sport sin da bambina alla danza arriva tramite il Metodo Feldenkrais, che scopre a 17 anni e a 20 inizia il corso di formazione per diventare insegnante. Ha aperto uno studio a Pontedera, dove offre lezioni del metodo Feldenkrais e di ginnastica ipopressiva individuali e di gruppo (anche online), e insegna Contact Improvisation a Livorno e altrove, in Italia e all’estero.



29 Marzo - 1 Aprile / Easter Jam

Easter Jam
Dive into 4 elements and Contact Dance
We are very happy to announce this occasion to share, dance and research around contact dance.
We will introduce the dance within the framework of 4 elements: water, earth, fire, and air.
How do they inform our dance?
How we could listen and feel the presence inside the body and in the space?
How we could integrate them into life and relationships?
3 days of full immersion in nature
4 elements will guide our journey
4 teachers will facilitate the class
This moment of gatherings is a first step that will bring us in a long week of research in July 2024 @spazio Il Mulino (AR)
arrive on Friday 29 March @5 pm
departure on Monday 1 April @5 pm
@Podere Calcinaia_Siena_Tuscany
Margherita Fort
Valeria Chan
Antu Munai
Samuel Nicola Fuscà
accomodation and food (3 nights/6 vegetarian meals)
shared room 210 – 280 euro
your own tent 180 – 250 euro
Sliding Scale / scegli tu quanto pagare in base alla tua disponibilità del momento

Only 16 spots are available.
registration open.
Fill the form and then pay a deposit to confirm:
whatsApp+39 347.7137272

25 - 28 april / nancy'S celebration workshop

This event was born from the desire to celebrate and research the teachings of Nancy Stark Smith, pioneer of Contact Improvisation.

We will do it around the anniversary of his passing. An annual event now that leads us to return to the steps taken to look at where this very lively material can still accompany us.We want to honor the research to which Nancy has dedicated her whole life, inviting people who have met her in their training and profession.
This year we will have a special guest, Angela Mara Florant, CI artist, researcher, and teacher; accompanying her in the co-hosting will be Cristina Crippa, visual artist and performer as well as one of the teachers on the Italian scene.
We will have 3 days to immerse ourselves in research, a time to let ourselves be crossed and inhabited by information, images, and shared tasks that will modify our perception and our being in the body, to become permeable and dance as you are.
Angela Mara Florant
Cristina Crippa
arrive on Thursday 25 April at 3 pm
departure on Sunday 28 April at 5 pm
(overnight is possible with a ma)
@Podere Calcinaia, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany, Italy


The house has a wooden practice room, outdoor dancefloor, nice kitchen, and cozy shared room. 

We are on an organic farm surrounded by wood forest, olive fields, and vineyard Tuscany landscape! Perfect for chilling, walking, and exploring!

Podere Calcinaia, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Siena

We are in the countryside 6 km near Castelnuovo Berardenga village, 20 minutes from the main city called Siena which you can reach easily by train or bus from Florence/Pisa or Rome.

Near train station is Castelnuovo Berardenga, 15 minutes from Siena.




SAMUEL NICOLA FUSCA’ / Artistic director


He has been dancing since he was a child, an old photo remind him at the age of 5 in front of a concert where he left a hole in the ground. Since then he has explored ballet first, then theater and various group sports. He returns to contemporary dance in 2010 and then begins a training course in physical theater / performing arts in Turin with Philip Radice which lasted until 2014.

Instead, from 2011 he meets contact improvisation dance which definitively enters his life. He never stops chasing her between the various continents, he attends festivals, teachers of various origins and in 2019 he decides to go directly to New York and then Earthdance in Massachusetts.

He gets to know Nancy Stark Smith personally and he manages to interview her in the CQ studios, still today he doesn’t know how it happens!

Since 2018 he has been sharing his passion for Contact Improvisation dance, more or less casually, mixing it with everything he has gone through in life. In 2022, in a Taiji-Qi Gong retreat with Sarah Tulivu, he was struck by the idea of founding a place where CI is at home.

50dayscontactdance is born in springtime 2022, a retreat research and sharing program in the remote and beautiful Tuscany countryside.


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He graduated from the University of Siena in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology. Since then, has becomes to study performing arts at the University of performing arts of Turin for two years. Here he had led to physical theatre Lecoq’s pedagogy and creation methodology. After that he followed an intensive program of dance and choreography at the Biennale Danza of Venice and Azione/Volcano – Network for professional dancer meeting several international teachers as Doriana Crema, Salva Sanches, Cindy Van Acker, Thomas Hauert, Cesc Gelabert, Charlie Morrissey, Martin Keogh, and many others.

He has been a dedicated practitioner of Contact Improvisation for the last 6 years and is grateful for the teachings who received in the most important festival around the world. Samuel founded statolento in 2015, a dance/theatre company and centered is work around the concept of slowness and proximity with a specific environment and population.

For years runs a group of artist in the Cavallerizza Reale Cultural Space in Turin with the aim of developing art for social changes and political critics.

Over the last year, Samuel has been teaching C.I. and Theatre to community members and professional in Italy, Mexico and Colombia, helping to transform their vision as performers as well as a human being.

In 2018 he traveled for six months in Colombia researching about community life and violence among native population and campesinos.

Contact me

Write to me to propose a workshop, if you need space for a residence or any others idea. Reach out and let’s do it! whatsapp +39 347.7137272