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Dragon’s Egg Presents


Shura
Hi!
The Dragon’s Egg (Marya Ursin is organizing and producing) is presenting 8 or 9 artists who have been in residence at the Egg in a concert at

University Settlement
on December 7th, at 1:30 pm.
Here is the FaceBook link:

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/709336096198372/

 

Please come!

 

xo namaste, marya

Sara Juli at the Egg

The piece Sara Juli has been working on at the Egg this week during her residency at the Egg premiers at SPACE in Portland, ME October 17-19th.

Sara juli photog Eric Bandiero

Photo was taken by Eric Bandiero

 

Burnt-Out Wife

A world premiere of Maine based artist Sara Juli’s latest feminist solo, Burnt­-Out Wife. Taking on topics such as monogamy, intimacy, loneliness, and other marital taboos, Juli employs her physical and comedic talents to explore autobiographical issues of importance to all women. This full length, multimedia work defies genre and will spark community conversations while exploring the detritus and decay of one woman’s marriage and blowing up the institution with humor, reflection, and a complete re-imagining.

ECHOensemble at the Egg

ECHOensemble will be in residence at the Dragon’s Egg at the end of August, and will have a showing of work in progress on Labour Day, September 2, at 5 pm.  Do come!

ECHOensemble

 
ECHOensemble creates evolving architecture of movement and sound. Together, dancers and musicians become resonant bodies, instruments of space, dissolving their mediums into one. Directed by Jonah Udall, the Brooklyn-based collective comes together around an awareness-based practice called SHIFT, influenced by Steve Reich’s “process music,” Mary Overlie’s Viewpoints method, and two years of organic, physical research. Conversing with space and time through repetition and natural evolution, they discover shared worlds where nine singular voices ring out and blend together as one. ECHOensemble’s evening-length debut “One” premiered at Dixon Place (New York, NY) in January, 2019.

For our first-ever company residency at the Egg, we will be diving deep with our practice SHIFT, researching new directions for our work while growing closer as an ensemble. We will be focusing in on where movement becomes sound and sound becomes movement, finding the places where our media break apart into something new. This gift of space and time will allow us to work in many more ways than a normal rehearsal schedule affords us. On Monday evening September 2nd at 5pm, we will present the fruits of what we’ve been working on in a unique performance to honor the space.

Luke Murphy and Dancers Showing

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Luke Murphy and Dancers will have a showing of their work in progress this Friday, August 2nd, at 6 pm, at the Dragon’s Egg!   It will last for less than half an hour, and they welcome feedback, so feel free to stay afterwards to chat.  

I hope to see you there!  xo marya

 

VILLAINS

 

While on residence Luke Murphy will be developing a new work with video designer David Fishel and dancers Eddie Oroyan, Zoe Gyssler, Omar Gordon and Hsiao Jou Tang title Villains. Villains is 

 

a live graphic novel presented through dance, theatre, and animation, exploring the roles of hero and villain in contemporary culture in an era where your 15 minutes of fame is often followed by a lifetime of infamy. In a world of Twitter wars, cycling news feeds and cancel culture, come explore the myths and legends we create, destroy and forget in the rise and fall from viral fame to infamy — all within the course of any given week.

 

With a multi-screen installation by video artist David Fishel, this dance-theatre performance weaves a tale of mysterious characters, conflicted heroes, innocent bystanders and big, big bad guys.

 

 

 

Luke Murphy

 

Originally from Cork City, Luke is a performer and choreographer based between Cork, New York and Brussels.

 

Luke has danced with Ultima Vez from 2014-2018 touring internationally in productions of In Spite of Wishing and Wanting, Booty Looting and Spiritual Unity and Punchdrunk since 2009, performing leading roles in the original casts of Sleep No More in Shanghai (‘16-‘18), New York City (’11-‘15) as well as productions of The Drowned Man in London and Sleep No More in Boston. In addition he has danced in the companies of Martha Clarke, Kate Weare and Pavel Zustiak and in projects with John Kelly, John Scott, Janis Brenner, Luca Silvestrini, Jonah Bokaer and Bill T Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company.

 

Luke’s own work has been supported by various commissions, awards and residencies internationally including Arts Council of Ireland, Cork City Council, CultureIreland, New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, Kaatsbaan International Dance Centre, Pavilion Theatre, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Irish Arts Centre, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, DanceLimerick, DanceBase Edinburgh, Tribeca Performing Arts Centre, DanceNow Silo Kirkland Farm, Tanz Tendendz Munich, b12 Berlin and others. He has created and performed seven evening length works throughout Ireland, UK and USA (Drenched 2012, Icarus 2013, Your Own Man/Mad Notions 2015, On Triumph and Trauma 2016, The Dust We Raised 2017 ExCaelo 2018 The Milkyboy Kid 2018). Luke founded Attic Projects in 2014 as an umbrella for his various independent projects in dance, film and theatre. Luke is the producer and programming director of The Catch8 Workshop Series in Cork City and is currently working toward the opening of a new dance residency centre in County Cork.

 

Luke trained at Point Park University where he earned his BFA in Dance and English in 2009 and University of Chichester where he earned an MA in Choreography in 2017.

Luke Murphy and Company

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VILLAINS

 

While on residence Luke Murphy will be developing a new work with video designer David Fishel and dancers Eddie Oroyan, Zoe Gyssler, Omar Gordon and Hsiao Jou Tang title Villains. Villains is 

 

a live graphic novel presented through dance, theatre, and animation, exploring the roles of hero and villain in contemporary culture in an era where your 15 minutes of fame is often followed by a lifetime of infamy. In a world of Twitter wars, cycling news feeds and cancel culture, come explore the myths and legends we create, destroy and forget in the rise and fall from viral fame to infamy — all within the course of any given week.

 

With a multi-screen installation by video artist David Fishel, this dance-theatre performance weaves a tale of mysterious characters, conflicted heroes, innocent bystanders and big, big bad guys.

 

 

Luke Murphy

 

Originally from Cork City, Luke is a performer and choreographer based between Cork, New York and Brussels.

 

Luke has danced with Ultima Vez from 2014-2018 touring internationally in productions of In Spite of Wishing and Wanting, Booty Looting and Spiritual Unity and Punchdrunk since 2009, performing leading roles in the original casts of Sleep No More in Shanghai (‘16-‘18), New York City (’11-‘15) as well as productions of The Drowned Man in London and Sleep No More in Boston. In addition he has danced in the companies of Martha Clarke, Kate Weare and Pavel Zustiak and in projects with John Kelly, John Scott, Janis Brenner, Luca Silvestrini, Jonah Bokaer and Bill T Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company.

 

Luke’s own work has been supported by various commissions, awards and residencies internationally including Arts Council of Ireland, Cork City Council, CultureIreland, New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, Kaatsbaan International Dance Centre, Pavilion Theatre, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Irish Arts Centre, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, DanceLimerick, DanceBase Edinburgh, Tribeca Performing Arts Centre, DanceNow Silo Kirkland Farm, Tanz Tendendz Munich, b12 Berlin and others. He has created and performed seven evening length works throughout Ireland, UK and USA (Drenched 2012, Icarus 2013, Your Own Man/Mad Notions 2015, On Triumph and Trauma 2016, The Dust We Raised 2017 ExCaelo 2018 The Milkyboy Kid 2018). Luke founded Attic Projects in 2014 as an umbrella for his various independent projects in dance, film and theatre. Luke is the producer and programming director of The Catch8 Workshop Series in Cork City and is currently working toward the opening of a new dance residency centre in County Cork.

 

Luke trained at Point Park University where he earned his BFA in Dance and English in 2009 and University of Chichester where he earned an MA in Choreography in 2017.

 

Amy and Kristy at the Egg this week

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Amy and Kristy will be arriving this week for their Dragon’s Egg Residency.  

Come join us!  Amy has a book signing and talk on Saturday from 4-6 at Bank Square Books, in Mystic, Ct!

https://www.banksquarebooks.com/event/bsb-amy-oestreicher-my-beautiful-detour-book-signing

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Here is some information about the duo and what they will be doing in their time at the Egg.   

Youtube Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy4AkRr5uSI

 
/fôrm/ is a multidisciplinary narrative, exploring trauma through the archetypal hero’s journey.  It will incorporate art, movement, and music in an (autobiographical) story illustrated by mixed media art, and visual media. 

 

The story follows the exploration of a young woman as she redefines what it means to be “home.” Unexpectedly sucked into the world of trauma, she discovers, the darkest demons are within herself. Embarking on an archetypal hero’s journey, she recreates and forms a new definition of “home” through the lessons learned from trauma. She allows these lessons to illuminate her path give her a gift that she can bestow upon society, and herself. Forming a bold, new identity through art she finds “home” can never be rediscovered but instead reformed through, the expansive freedom of creativity, the universal symbols of myth, and the patterns in the stories all around us. 
For more information on Amy’s Work – amyoes.com
For more information on Kristy’s Work – kristychambrelli.com

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Ripostes IV

Wednesday, July 10th, at 4 pm, at the Dragon’s Egg, 401 Shewville Road, Ledyard.

Suitable for all ages; by donation.  

 

A conversation in poetry between Alice Pero and Dan Potter, with flute music by Alice

 

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Alice:

Dan and Alice have been carrying on a poetry dialogue, each writing a poem that answers the other, every other day, 365 day a year for the last four years. Having briefly known one another as students in the Putney School in Vermont in the 1960’s, they were reacquainted

through poetry at the 2014 school reunion. With no other aim than to write good poetry and inspire one another, they have managed a glimpse into eternity. They perform only a small portion of the dialogue, which at well over 700 pages, is a testament to the joy of being alive. This is their fourth “Ripostes.”

 

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Dan:

In our dialogue we study ways to glimpse each other, our own selves and whatever

eternity may suggest to us in changing times.

Dan would like to think he is growing as aging brings sudden memories of being very young

and can continue on paths previously abandoned to find forgotten feelings

metamorphosis when written down and edited

 

Alice will play “Bergere Captive” by Pierre-Octave Ferroud to begin the program, 

and will play  “Jade” by Pierre-Octave Ferroud, to close the program.

 

Alicepero

 

Alice Pero is a poet, flutist and teacher. She has created over 20 dialogues with poets. She is the founder of Windsong Chamber Music Ensemble and Moonday Reading Series and she lives in Los Angeles.  This will be her third event of poetry and music and the Dragon’s Egg.

 

Dan Potter is an artist, sculptor, mask maker, performer, traveller, writer, founder/co-director of the Mystic Paper Beasts and co-visionary/architect, with Marya Ursin,  of the Dragon’s Egg.  His book of poems, Up Scaffolding, was published 1988 by Fast Books, New York and Westerly.  

 

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We thank Alice and Dan for this song of thought and dream and beauty.

We thank you, the audience, for your presence, for your listening ear, for your dreams.  

We thank the Dragon’s Egg for supporting this presentation.

namaste

for information regarding the use of the Dragon’s Egg, please contact Marya mybeasts@aol.comwww.dragonseggstudio.org

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The Ravine Jaynes have a Showing!

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July 7 at 5 pm at the Dragon’s Egg – a showing of work in progress by the Raving Jaynes!
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The Raving Jaynes: Improvised Dance/Theater is a highly physical improv duo that creates spontaneous theater for intimate spaces. Weaving together techniques from clown, dance and improv, the performers, Jamie Graham and Amy Larimer, play between mediums. Movement, text and sound are twisted together to transform what waits in the empty space into sweaty stories. Nothing is choreographed! Nothing is scripted! For this residency we are working on naming and strengthening the parts of our process that will help us become more consistent in our ability to improvise in performance. This involves a look into how we prepare ourselves to improvise as well as how we can ground ourselves in order to recognize the game we are playing. We are also working to prioritize the movement aspect of our work and discover how different kinds of dances can serve the form. 
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The Odyssey that Was

Odyssey from beyond

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A week has passed, and I think of the stories we told, all dangled from Homer’s tale of journey and adventure and impediment to progress and loyalty and blood and bondage of various sorts and transformation and magic and love.

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The players made such a rich time for all – for each of us performing, and for the audience.  
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I love continuing to look into the suitcase of the memory of that singular performance, and finding new and novel moments, and re caressing others.

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I thank you so much, players, and audience, and those who are on their own journeys and may not have been able to be present.
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And I look forward to next summer’s narrative project!!

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(and to other events in between!   www.dragonseggstudio.org)
(Nadine showing today, Hip Hop on Wednesday this week, Dan and Alice in a poetry exchange on July 10, for example)
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xo namaste,
marya
 
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Nadine Showing at the Egg June 29 at 4 pm

 

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The NADINE Project (New Artists Dance in New England) was created to encourage professional choreographers and support their work in a congenial environment.

 

This ‘playground’ residency for making dances is under the mentorship of its founders, Libby Nye and Janet Mansfield Soares. Works created at NADINE Residencies are performed at venues and festivals in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and beyond. 

 

Join us Saturday June 29th at 4pm for a first look at our newest works in progress!

Nadine