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Gala Postponed! Look to October!

The Egg Gala planned for July 12 has been postponed!

Soooo, we shall move to October, when we can all come in costume, see dance performances, have snacks, and generally celebrate the changing season!  Yes?   October 5th afternoon is a contender… Oct. 19 is also a possibility. 

Stay tuned!   and think gala thoughts for October.

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Gala! Beasts and Dragons!

Come join us for a mid July Gala to celebrate the Egg:  July 12th, 1-4 pm!

 

We began this adventure of the Dragon’s Egg with the dream, the drawing, the construction, the opening, some fifteen years ago.  We wanted a place for the Beasts to rehearse and to play, and to provide a place for artists – dancers and actors – to come to be on retreat for a weekend or a week or a bit more, that they might be able to fulfill their own dreams of creation, and a place for the community to come share in these adventures, as we all “risk, fail, risk again!”    

 

This July 12th from 1 – 4 pm, we shall have an Open House Gala at the Egg: there will be performances, including short pieces by David Dorfman, Ara Fitzgerald, Kellie Lynch, Jeremy Picard, a bazaar with soaps and gowns on sale, drinks and savories and sweets, and the opportunity to wear a mask, drum a drum, rattle a tambourine.   We invite you as members, as community, as future members, to celebrate the Egg on this fireworks day!

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Nadine Project Showing

NADINE CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT – Directed by Libby Nye and Janet Soares

 
Saturday July 5th at 4:00  
 
The Dragon’s Egg, 401 Shewville Road
Ledyard,CT
 
The NADINE Project (New Artists Dance in New England) was created in 2010 to mentor dancers and their choreography in a congenial environment designed to further the art and craft of making dances. Daily sessions investigate principals of modern technique and then explore compositional methods and their potential in shaping into completed creations. In  addition to artist interactions as choreographic process evolves participants enjoy the availability of rehearsal space and living accommodations. 

Peter Pan at the Egg: the Pan Project!

Pan!   The Peter Pan Project!!   

is coming up – so hold the date

 

on June 21st, at 4 pm 

at the Dragon’s Egg, 401 Shewville Road, Ledyard

for information: contact me (marya) at mybeasts@aol.com 

 

This is a one time only adventure!  

Peter Pan is our beginning point, with performers offering riffs on the text, and the outdoor performers engaging you as pirates and fairies, lost boys and crocodiles, Indians and tree trunks!   

Marya is assembling this, our 12th Narrative Project.

  

Come!  I hope to see you there!  All ages and styles.

xo namaste, marya

Heart s ease

Dance Sampler Begins with an Ahhhh

Come try something new, or familiar!  Play, dance, rest, learn, expand your way of being.   Here is the schedule for the annual summer dance sampler series at the Dragon’s Egg, organized by Marya Ursin.

Summer Dance Sampler  6/4- 7/30,  2014

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, @ $12,  unless otherwise noted

 

Pre registration for each class singly please!  

Cheque to Mystic Paper Beasts with the particular class in the subject line. 

That will be how we know if a class is a “go” or not…

 

June 4    Priscilla Humphrey: Restorative Yoga  

June 11  Monica Bengston:  Zumba

June 18  Jessica Ferrol:  Ayurveda, the Intuitive Healing System

June 25  Maia Bingham: Hooping

July 2    Marya Ursin: Kundalini Meditation, (begins at 5 pm)  $5 donation 

July 9     Chloe Carlson: Contemporary Technique

July 16   Ashley Jones:  African Dance

July 23   Christine Poland:  Modern Dance

July 30   Sharon Didato:  Tai Chi  (begins at 6 pm)

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Memorial Day Parade

The Beasts were in the Memorial Day Parade that goes from Pawcatuck to Westerly, spanning memories, times, rivers, and states, with the Bird of Peace, two Hindu gods, a tiger, and a goat!   

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Visual Literature

VISUAL LITERATURE PRESENTATION, SUNDAY, JUNE 1ST AT DRAGON’S EGG:

Sunday, June 1st, 5 PM, Nightshade Productions to stage a Visual Literature presentation of Nicky Checker’s soon-to-be published paperback novels, DRUIDS and SCRATCH (Oak Tree Press, California). Presentation is at the Dragon’s Egg Studio in Ledyard and will entreat audiences to a hypnotic theatrical medium by dramatizing a chapter from each literary work. (Tasty refreshments provided generously by Antinores Pizza of Quaker Hill.) No official charge for admission, but donations of any amount are gratefully accepted to help Dragon’s Egg bring future works to life; a portion will also go to Forgotten Angels Rescue Sanctuary in Griswold. Performers: Sharyn Farrell, Mitch Cote, Kevin McMahon, Brian Ellsworth, Beverly Hayes, Malcolm Cameron. Original guitar music: Mitch Cote.

DRAGON’S EGG WEBSITE: http://dragonseggstudio.org/

DRUIDS: fantasy adventure of three unlikely comrades trying to save a broken kingdom from a Druid Lord who has unleashed a deranged sorcery on their world. It is a tale of a gifted young acolyte whose eerie cryptic sense deems him out of synch with the norm.

SCRATCH: allegorical tale of a legendary tomcat on a quest to save two warring clans from a greater horror quietly stalking them all. A tale of loyalty, friendship and courage, one that explores the decency and despair of human and animal relations.

Raving Janes at the Egg!

The Raving Jaynes Perform at the Egg!

 
 Please join us for an informal performance
on Saturday, May 31st at 5:00 at the Dragon’s Egg
401 Shewville Rd, Ledyard CT.

We are gearing up for a run of performances and would love to hear your thoughts!
 

The Raving Jaynes combine dance and theatrical improvisation to create highly physical, spontaneous pieces of dance/theater. Movement, text and sounds are woven, smashed and twisted together to transform what waits in the empty space into sweaty stories. Nothing is choreographed, nothing is scripted!  We perform regularly in New York City, teach workshops and are advocates for the art of improvisation as a performance practice. We have been presented at IMPRO Amsterdam in the Netherlands; the Abundance Festival in Karlstad, Sweden; the Twin Cities Festival of Improvisation in Minneapolis; the ADaPT Festival in Santa Barbara, California; The Crisis Art Festival in Arezzo, Italy; The Comedy in Dance Festival at Triskelion Arts; Dancemopolitan at Joe’s Pub, The NYC Improv Festival; The Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre Festival, Your Move in Jersey City and The Tank. 

 

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Dancing Summer Egg!

Summer Dance Sampler  6/4- 7/30,  2014

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, @ $12,  unless otherwise noted

 

Pre registration for each class singly please!  

Cheque to Mystic Paper Beasts with the particular class in the subject line. 

That will be how we know if a class is a “go” or not…

 

June 4    Priscilla Humphrey: Restorative Yoga  

June 11  Monica Bengston:  Zumba

June 18  Jessica Ferrol:  Ayurveda, the Intuitive Healing System

June 25  Maia Bingham: Hooping

July 2    Marya Ursin: Kundalini Meditation, (begins at 5 pm)  $5 donation 

July 9     Chloe Carlson: Contemporary Technique

July 16   Ashley Jones:  African Dance

July 23   Christine Poland:  Modern Dance

July 30   Sharon Didato:  Tai Chi  (begins at 6 pm)

 

 

Class Descriptions:

 

Restorative Yoga, June 4:  An innovative and gentle class for all levels of yoga experience. Imagine each yoga pose so supported that there is no muscular efforting. Great for openings of long held tension, deeply relaxing, centering & a great new yoga experience…Yogic dessert!

 

Zumba, June 11: Barefoot Zumba uses a fusion of international and Latin music with unique moves and dynamic combinations.   A mixture of body sculpting and easy-to follow dance steps, perfect for beginners!

 

Ayurveda, June 18:  Ayurveda gives us a simple, nature based system of how to determine what we need to feel great and have energy.  This class will cover these simple laws of nature and the basic tools to use everyday.

 

Hooping, June 25:  With her beautiful handmade hoops, Maia will teach you techniques to inspire your own personal flow in the art of hoop dance.  All levels are welcome!  Bring water, bare feet, a hoop if you have one, a smile & an open heart!  Hoops will be provided for use during class and offered for sale and custom order.

 

Kundalini, July 2: An hour long dynamic meditation from Rajneesh, including shaking, dancing, slow motion, and relaxation.  It is an amazing release of energy.

 

Contemporary Technique, July 9: warmup phrases building up from the floor and into center work will crescendo in big movement chunks that highlight a generous use of space.  We will focus on self-expression, use of weight and breath, voluminous movement and the joy of dancing in a community!

 

African, July 16:  Come experience the energy & culture of traditional dance from Guinea, West Africa. Get ready to let loose & have fun while getting a great workout! Classes are accompanied by Live Percussion with Matthew Dean.

 

Modern Dance with Christine, July 23

Tai Chi, July 30: This class will focus on the Basic Principles of Tai Chi Ch’uan emphasizing postural alignment, balance, whole body movement, methods of breathing and other concepts specific to the art.  The five major styles will also be introduced.  

Bios for teachers:

 

 

Restorative Yoga, June 4: Priscilla Humphrey has enjoyed 17 years of teaching Kripalu Yoga! Her style is gentle, deep and fluid. Her joy as a teacher is in sharing all the she has to offer to help you feel great in your body, mind & heart.

 

Zumba, June 11: Monica Bengtson has been teaching Zumba to adults, kids, and seniors in the Connecticut area since 2010.  She is certified in group fitness by AFAA.  She resides in Quaker Hill, Ct.

 

Ayurveda, June 18:  Jessica Ferrol is the Owner of the Community Ayurvedic Herbalist.  She supports the wellness of our community through one-on-one Ayurvedic consultations, educational workshops and with her own herbal remedies.

 

Hooping, June 25: Maia Rose is the hooping maven of Eastern CT!  She currently teaches adults and children & performs hoop dance all over CT and beyond.  Find her at Facebook.com/shivashaktihoopdance & youtube.com/maiabingles.  For circus info check out Facebook.com/om-fly.

 

Dynamic Meditation, July 2:  Marya Ursin is the Director of the Dragon’s Egg, co director of the Mystic Paper Beasts, and is on faculty of the National Theatre Institute and of Conn. College.  She has been dancing/performing since age 3, and doing yoga since age 19.  She has been teaching the latter since 1981.  www.dragonseggstudio.org

 

Modern Dance, July 9:  Chloe has had a lifelong passion for dance, which she shares through teaching, choreographing and performing.  After co-founding and directing a contemporary company for years, she is currently performing with Elm City Dance Collective (New Haven) and creating solo work.  Dance, dance, dance!

 

African Dance, July 16:  Ashley Jones trained under & performed in company with Abdoulaye Sylla, former principal to Le Ballets Africains (the National Ballet of Guinea).  With eighteen years experience in this form Ashley is engaging & organized with patience & positive reinforcement at the root of her teaching.

 

Modern Dance, July 23: Christine Poland

 

Tai Chi, July 30: Sharon Didato is a certified Tai Chi and Qigong instructor with over twenty years of teaching experience. Having trained extensively in both the martial and healing arts since the early 1990s, Sharon is skilled in both the theory and practice of Traditional and Modern styles of Tai Chi Chuan and Medical Qigong. Her knowledge goes far beyond the the Basic Principles to include Traditional Chinese and Classical Taoist Healing systems which inform her practice and will make up the foundation of this sampler course.  

 

 

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Dancing with the Bear

Dancing with the Bear

 
The Bear is the great medicine animal of North America and in Native tradition, the most powerful healers are those called by the Bear in dreams and visions. In the Old World, for a thousand years, pilgrims journeyed to the temples of Asklepios to seek healing and guidance through dreams in the sacred night. In this depth adventure, we’ll reclaim ancestral wisdom, call on the power of the animal spirits and embark on shamanic journeys to places of healing and transformation in the world-behind-the-world.

When: MAY 24 & 25
Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4:00
Where: The Dragons Egg
Cost: $295
Contact Susan Morgan to register.  The deadline is May 20th.