50days contact dance 2023

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We meet to celebrate the end and the new beginning together, as we like, between dance, sharing and reflection on what has been and what will be.
A time of relax, immersion in nature, caring, and sharing through dance and conscious movement the end of the year.
Arrival: 28 december 3 pm
Departure: 02 january 3 pm
Food and Accommodation:
We offer shared room with private bathroom (3 to 5 person)
Amazing vegetarian meals, pizza party on 31 December.
what we do:
_practice in nature
_jam of contact improvisation
_talking circle
_space of writing and reflection
_hotspring excursion
_walk and relax
_dance party!
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12 - 15 october/ 51hours Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon – 51- hours Dance immersion for the 51st anniversary of Contact Improvisation
51CI – 51HR is an invitation to stay together and dance for an extended time, immersed in the unstable score of the JAM.
Celebrating the 51th anniversary of the birth of Contact Improvisation.
For 51 hours we will co-move in the community crossing together the different landscapes of attention, emotions and sensations. 51 hours to fill and empty the space.
The dance is always there to support us.
Dance is the center and periphery of this encounter.
During these 51 hours we will be guided by a structure – flexible – which contains us and expands at the same time. We will travel together starting from the movement, discovering ways that (dis) organize us in the community.
Improvising our dance is also rethinking our practice over and over again.
We invite all those who feel the desire and curiosity to dance and create this expanded practice space.
This event is designed for people with experience in contact improvisation and JAMS.
Some of the practices that will be present in the 51 hours:
Small Dance
Contemplative dance
Tea ceremony
Space for reading and imagination
Time of Silence
Documenting experience – collective TIME LINE
Thursday 12
19.00 Arrival time
20.00 Potluck dinner (each brings something)
21.30 Un-conference “Celebreting 51 years of practice”
Friday 13
8.00 Breakfast
10.00 Building the Marathon (preparation all togheter)
12.00 Beginning Bell 51HR Jam
Saturday 14 oct
All day/All night Jam
Sunday 15
15.00 Ending Bell 51HR Jam
16.30 Goodbye Time and Departure

1 - 3 SETTEMBRE / I gesti dell'attenzione / ci workshop con MATTHIEU GAUDEAU


The house has a wooden practice room, nice kitchen, and cozy shared room. All heated by underfloor heating. We are on an organic farm surrounded by wood forest, olive fields, and vineyard Toscany 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.




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!

info@50dayscontactdance.com whatsapp +39 347.7137272