Rome – Easter Jam of Arts 14-15-16-17 April


Hello to everyone!

We are very happy to announce you the new edition of Easter Jam of Arts 2017 in a beautiful farm in north Rome, surrounded by a big park. Event that includes labs of Contact, of Somatic Movememtm BMC® (Body Mind Centering),of Watsu, of istrumental and voice workshop, of music and dance workshop, many jams, live music, use of the Turkish bath, Salt cave, use all day of hot thermal pool and plenty of traditional Italian and vegetarian food!

You are all invited to dance, swim, relax, meet people from all around the world and improvise!


The events includes:

– 13 hours of lessons – More than 26 hours of jam in the dance floor and in the pool – Live music – All day use of thermal pool – Use of Turkish bath, salt cave (Halotherapy), relax area. – Big, well heated apartments – Traditional Italian and vegetarian food.


From Fiumicino Airport and from the center of Rome departs every 15 minutes a train and takes about 25 minutes to arrive to the farm where will be the event.

Note: often European participants choose to take the night train from their cities, so in this way they sleep during the night and in the morning they are in Rome. Prices are very good with night trains.



Here is the program



Friday 14 April


Saturday 15 April


Domenica 16 Aprile


Lunedì 17 Aprile

Hall 1: the ballroom

Hall 2: the swimming pool with warm thermal water

Note: The thermal pool is next to the dance studio and is about 145 cm deep so is not important if somebody doesn’t know how to swim and everyone is free to decide whether to participate or not to the events in the pool


– the fee for the event is 195€

In the fee are included all the workshops, all the events, all the meals all day use of thermal pool and sleeping in luxury apartments with other 3-4 persons (see photos).

info: For more information’s and registration, you have to write an email to: veneris.i@romacontact.com. For prices see at the end of the page

tel: 0039 3287213546

 Note: To participate to the festival you don’t need to be dancers or artists since the festival is aimed to people who want to experiment with arts and movement regardless  having or not prior experience. The goal is to explore different skills and capabilities that exist within us, study various disciplines and enjoy!

Part of the facilities at our disposal (heated swimming pool with thermal water)


Part of the dance hall


riaaSome of the inhabitants of the organic farm (there are also sheeps, bunnys, a just born pig and many others)



Eleonora Parrello. She holds a BA in Languages and Communication Studies and began her artistic educational path in 1994, studying theatre and acting and then moving to contemporary dance (release technique, floorwork, contact), dance theatre, Claude Coldy’s Sensitive Dance® and Body-Mind Centering®. She studied in New York at Movement Research and Trisha Brown Studio, in London at Kensington&Chelsea Theatre College, in Italy, with Danio Manfredini, Raffaella Giordano/Sosta Palmizi, Abbondanza/Bertoni, Enzo Procopio, Jeremy Nelson, Juliette Mapp, Khosro Adibi. She also studied ballet, aikido and yoga, which she practices regularly. From 2000 to 2013 she followed an educational program in Claude Coldy’s Sensitive Dance® with Cinzia De Lorenzi. While searching around body and movement awareness she met somatic and Body-Mind Centering® (BMC®), and got her BMC®Somatic Movement Educator certification in 2012 and her BMC® Practitioner certification in 2016. She is actually on her way to get a certification as a BMC® Teacher. As a performer she worked in the field of dance, theatre and visual art, with: Davide Iodice; Roberto Corona; Robert Carsen, Liliana Cavani (at Teatro alla Scala, Milan), Andrè Serban, Egisto Marcucci (at Teatro Carlo Felice Genoa), Alessandro Ferrara, Enzo Procopio, Cinzia Delorenzi, Giovanni Di Cicco, Phlippe Giraudeau, Khosro Adibi, and the video artists Stalkervideo, N!03. Since 2002 she has been working with Teatro Laboratorio Mangiafuoco, a Milan based theatre company that produces performances for young kids. From 2008 to 2012 she has been part of the dance company Compagnia Cinzia Delorenzi, Sosta Palmizi associated artists in 2009.

As an independent mover and artist she created and  produced

in 2015  I’ll set thee free for this / studio, supported by the artistic residencies at P.A.R.T.S Summer Studio Bruxelles, Officine Caos Turin and NudoecreudoTeatro Milan.

Milkwood, a site-specific performance, winning project of Up_nea ’12 supported by Etre / Fondazione Cariplo, Milan.

(SoloinAzione, Perypezye Urbane, 2009), Dondolo (2005), Che dove?.

She regularly teaches BMC® somatic movement, contemporary dance and dance theatre to adults and children in schools and private centers in Milan and in a professional educational program for Contemporary Dance, Artichoke formazione danza e ricerca. As a BMC® Practitioner offers individual session of somatic movement education. She is a nature lover and particularly sea lover, and in summertime organizes residential BMC®  and movement workshops. Together with Paolo Gherardi she developed the Swim Trekking & Somatic Movement project, a journey through land and water, which has been taking place in Tuscany since 2012. She deepened her research around movement in water through free diving, and got an Apnea Instructor ESA Life Style certification in 2016. eleonoraparrello.blogspot.it Swim Trekking&Somatic Movement FB


Few words on BMC®

Body-Mind Centering® (BMC®) is an approach that supports the growth of body awareness and the efficiency we engage to move in the world. BMC® study is based on anatomy, physiology and psychology fundamentals and on the basic infant development movement patterns. BMC® uses a variety of functional and theory principles in the exploration of the body systems (skeleton, organs, endocrine, fluids……), breathing and vocalization and senses and perception, through the use of hands touch and movement. In a BMC® group or individual session the focus is on the experience of the body from within, so that each exploration of the body in movement through sensations and perceptions results personal and unique. The process of meeting our movement habits opens up to new motor-sensor-emotional and cognitive possibilities, towards a wider integration of our resources on self-regulation, balance, creativity and well being. Our body-mind system turns up to be more sensitive, receptive, available and aware.

Body-Mind Centering® is registered service mark, and BMCSM is a service mark of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.


Theme of the workshop of Eleonora Parrello: Perceiving in action / inner space, outer space. Somatic movement Body-Mind Centering®

Starting with a deep listening of the inner space in our body, in constant dialogue with the outer space, we’re going to explore the richness of relations among our physical sensations and perceptions and their expression through movement. We will explore the principle of permeability and the fluid dynamic of the primary movement of expanding and condensing through breathing, yielding and pushing and expanding in the space, both in lying, rolling and standing. We will explore with curiosity different possibilities of alignment among our body’s volumes (head, torso, pelvis) in our horizontal dimension, down in the earth, and in our vertical axis moving through space. We will work using touch and contact respecting our body structures and functions, nurturing an intimate and playful dialogue between out body and mind, between ourself and non-self, between what is inside and what is outside us, trying to be permeable and sensitive.

Ippokratis Veneris (GRE/ITA) personal info: Ippokratis born and raised in Knossos on Crete, his childhood was populated by both the direct contact with the sea and from the myths of the place. Playing in the multicolored and multiform palace of Minos, up of the labyrinth and growing with the myths of Icarus, Daedalus and those of Theseus, Ariadne and the Minotaur his imagination and life were influenced by all those years of intense experience with the place.

Biography: – In 2011 he collaborated with the UNIVERSITY OF ROME “Roma 3”, department of “Philosophy of Education” giving lectures about “Pedagogy, C.I. and personal researches on teaching”. – In 2009 and 2010 he received an open scholarship in Brussels (PARTS-ROSAS Dance Company) and in Rome by the region of Lazio to proceed with his research. His original works (“Buongiorno Amore”, “Afroditi”, presented at Olympic theatre and Theatre Greco) combine together elements of theatre and dance. – Is professor of the theatre school “il Cantiere Teatrale” – Has collaborated -teaching and making shows of improvisation- with the Italian National Organization of Theatre. – Teaches regularly twice a week Contact Improvisation developinghis own method. – Teaches in different places around Europe. – Has collaborated with Roberto Castello-Aldes for “Narrate” premium UBU as the best dance theatre production of the year in Italy and many others. – In 2011 decided to stop making shows and concentrate his energies on the research about the human nature and the wisdom of our bodies. – Co-founder of CORE an association of choreographers of central Italy to promote the rights of the live performing arts – Co-founder of RomaContact a collective of dancers who promote and give shows of improvisation and Contact Improvisation. – Organized the last 8 years many events of art and workshops inviting teachers from all Europe. – In March of 2014 he was a guest together with Giulio Tremonti (former Italian Minister of Economy), Romano Prodi (the former Italian prime minister and former president of the European community), Ermanno Olmi (film director) in the TV show “the wind whistles” of Gad Lerner for Repubblica television and for the art channel Effe tv. – Lives in Rome, graduated at school “l’officina” where study release technique, Dupuy technique, contact improvisation, instant improvisation and composition. – In the last ten years as choreographer, dancer and improviser has organized and participated at different events. – Has studied with many choreographers and participating at numerous workshops of physical-theatre, contemporary dance, choreographic composition and contact improvisation.


Title of the workshop of Ippokratis Veneris: “Balancing”…..

In these lessons we will work on the concept of balancing both in the technical sense or, how to be a balance in the dance between two bodies, how to find a harmony, fluidity, lightness and simplicity in dance duet.



Balancing also in the sense of harmony by listening to ourselves and then pass at listening of “the other” respecting both us and the partner, arriving at an empathic, fluid, playful dance; becoming a real meeting and a means to travel, to let go, to know better ourselves. Meet us and the “different from us” in an effervescent union-dance!




Roberto Bellatalla lived in London from 1978 to 2003, double bass player active on the british and european jazz and improvised music scene, has played extensively, toured and recorded with Elton Dean, Nick Evans, Keith Tippett, Louis Moholo, Mark Sanders, Alan Wilkinson, Evan Parker, Paul Dunmall, Paul Rutherford, Tony Marsh, Paul Rogers, Marcio Mattos, Maggie Nichols, Radu Malfatti, Tristan Honsinger, Sean Bergin, Steve Noble, Billy Jenkins and many others: Member of the band “Dreamtime”, from 1983 to 2006 and of “Louis Moholo’s Viva la Black”. He writes and performs for theatre, poetry and dance and is involved in didactic activities for children, adults and disabled people. He plays with the trio led by guitarist Mike Cooper, “Truth in the Abstract Blues”, performs solo concerts and with a variety of small acoustic or electro-acoustic ensembles of improvised music.


Theme of the workshop of voice and instruments of Roberto Bellatalla: “Sound awareness” – A brief journey into the world of soundun

L’apparato uditivo The auditory system develops early when we are still in the womb. From then on we begin to listen and to receive information from the outside world. Since then, probably, we begin to record our first memories.The workshop’s aim is to explore the world of sound as such, beyond the music and entertainment. The sound is intended as a pure vibration, vital vibration, shared, universal language and matter of the universe.The ability to listen, familiarity with music and sound, contributes positively to the development and growth of sensitivity and empathy, and it is also what we might call ” a good switch to turn off the internal dialogue”. The session is divided on the practice of some simple exercises: – Breathing and Listening – Voice and Body-Instrument – Long Tones and Meditation – The Rhythm-Tree – Improvisation


Theme of the sound and movementn workshop of R.Bellatalla: “who moves whom?”

Deepening the relationship between dance and live music, free improvisation. In this laboratory the goal will be to explore the best possible system of improvisation, the more combinations existong, searching for listening, understanding and complicity between contact dancers and musicians.


Giancarlo Iannacci is a Shiatsu therapist, thai massage therapist, watsu operator and body building personal trainer. After various work experiences, on 1995 I began the shiatsu massage school, ended on 2000. On 2007 I opened in Latina an holistic center named “Balance of body and soul” offering shiatsu courses, thai massage and yoga courses. In the meantime I studied craniosacral therapy and body building personal trainer. On 2010 I began the watsu formation, ended on 2015, meanwhile I opened another holistic point named “ Olistikamente Latina”, where host activity like : shiatsu, thai massage, watsu, yoga, meetings about natural eating, courses as M.S.G. Gestalt sensitive massage, biodance meetings, yoga laugh, oriental dances, reflexology and meetings about not conventional medicine like: Ayurveda, omeopathic, omotoxicologic.

Actually i study hydrokinesitherapy.