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MARCH 30th - APRIL 2nd

A four-day workshop with Anya Smolnikova and Rose Cole-Cohen

We shake with joy,

We shake with grief.

What a time they have, these two

Housed as they are in the same body.

- Mary Oliver


The Field Center is hosting the first ever SHAKE Workshop! This expansive durational exploration is created and facilitated by Anya Smolnikova & Rose Cole-Cohen, with guest appearances by Jared Williams and live music by the one and only Lily Gelfand. Through multiple durational Group Shakes, movement and technique classes, writing, drawing, talking and listening we will enter into an experimental emergent space. We will have open space for rest and offerings and a Contact Improvisation Jam on Saturday night. Our sweet nervous systems will be nurtured by nutritious and delicious home-cooked meals, beautiful studios, steamy sauna, cozy fireplace, slushy hikes, {optional} cold plunges, bodywork and more. Come join us and shake off the winter! No previous shake experience necessary

Scholarship + Work trade? 

We offer 2 full scholarships for Black, Indigenous and People of Color [BIPOC] folks in each session.
If you are interested please APPLY HERE

We also have extremely limited work-trade positions available [2 per session] which will involve principally kitchen and cleaning work. If you are interested in participating at a reduced rate in exchange for work-trade please let us know which program and reach out us here!


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.


ROSE COLE-COHEN is a movement artist currently based in Brooklyn, NY, with a BA in Dance and Anthropology from Reed College. Their practices have been deeply influenced by the study of Gaga, Contact Improvisation, and other forms of partner dance, and they are currently invested in improvisational practices that are relational and durational.

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LILY GELFAND is a Brooklyn-based dancer, experimental cellist, composer, and teaching artist. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Lily received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography from Ohio University's Honors Tutorial College. While at Ohio University, she also began her dance musician training under the mentorship of Andre Gribou. As a dancer, Lily has had the pleasure of performing works by Kyle Abraham, Joanna Kotze, Kendra Portier, David Dorfman, Jasmine Hearn, Thryn Saxon, Serena Chang, and Ani Javian. As a cellist, Lily is currently on staff as a dance musician at The Juilliard School, and has composed and performed original collaborative works for Christina Robson, Jasmine Hearn, Dance Lab NY, Toscana Dance Hub, Venza Dance, The Wooden Floor, Douglas Gillespie, and Nik Owens. Additionally, Lily is a 200 Hour RYT through the Yoga Alliance, and uses cello as a source of sound healing for a variety of meditations and restorative practices throughout the city.

Her favorite color is green.

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