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Somagic {somatic+magic} Embodiment Through Drawing and Movement

Anya Smolnikova in Collaboration with Lilianna Kane
MARCH 7 - 10

A four-day drawing and movement intensive based in research and skill-building inside of personal practices and collective scores. Anya and Lilianna share their collaborative vision on a deep dive into the individual and collective body. Somatic mark making, fundamental techniques of drawing from observation, and cultivation or imaging and inner vision. Daily movement sessions activate the whole body as an envisioning creative being and open gateways to empathetic relating. Fresh home-cooked meals, an extensive library and record collection, steamy saunas, {optional} cold river plunges, fires, 48 acres of woodland, each other.

all levels welcome • beginners especially encouraged


We offer 3 full scholarships for Black, Indigenous and People of Color [BIPOC] folks in each session. As well as 3 Work Trade spots in each session. If interested please select 'BIPOC Scholarship' OR 'Work Trade' when registering via the link below. For more information about the work trade exchange, go to the Work Exchange page.

*Payment Plans: We do offer payment plans for most of our workshops. We can accept payments divided into 2-3 installments paid over a 3 month period. For more details and to set up a payment plan please EMAIL US with the name of the Workshop you wish to attend and 'Payment Plan' in the subject line.


ANYA SMOLNIKOVA BFA Boston University | MFA Northwestern University is an interdisciplinary artist and facilitator with practices that span the fields of painting, installation and performance. Her practices explore belonging, presence and perception through focused skill building, ritual and daydreaming.

Anya Smolnikova headshot
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Lilianna Kane is a dancer and chef, currently invested in Contact Improvisation and Collective Improvisation. She is committed to improvisation as a physical practice of asking questions and paying attention. She is curious about the disruption of normative culture through dancing and gathering. She values the interplay of rigor, rest, discipline and play. She teaches and shares her practices nationally and internationally. She is currently the head chef at The Field Center in Bellows Falls, VT, where she also has the privilege of regularly practicing, teaching, and researching Contact Improvisation.

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