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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.

 

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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!

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Amani and Aya in September at the Egg

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We are Amani and Aya, two performers, healers, aeralists and stewardess of the land applying for the Dragon’s Egg residency. Below we’ve included our bios and the rest of the application. Thank you so much for taking the time to read our application, we can’t wait to speak more.

 

Who:  Amani has dance training in various styles from Tap, Hip Hop, Belly, Modern, Soka, Pole, and various Aerial apparatuses. She combines her knowledge of the body from being a trained dancer, certified Liquid Motion teacher, and an energy healer to help others heal through movement and also find your OWN rhythm within your body. As a healer she has certifications in Reiki as well as Energetic Alchemy. She works with clients to give them the necessary tools to begin to know more about their bodies and guide them on how to heal themselves, through body work, visualizations, movement, color therapy, sound healing, and meditation.

 

Aya: I’m a pole dancing, rapping, time traveler. My work centers and uplifts healing black, brown queer folks , ancestors and magic of the Earth. In March I completed a fellowhsip with Superhero Clubhouse – where I worked on Drexciya, a mystical resistance story that explores black communities relationship to water in the height of the current water crisis. I’m currently working on their first sonic experience and performance titled project dirt. honey. glitter. water. This past June I curated Walking With Water, a weekend of events centering environmental racism and justice, land sovereignty, and healing the Earth through ancestral spiritual practices. Last summer I began learning how to farm at Soulfire Farm and taught my first nature based movement class titled Dancing with Plants and am excited to extend the deep the practice of dancing with and for nature.

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I heard about Dragon’s Egg from Jeremy Pickard. I was a fellow in the inaugural Superhero Clubhouse fellowship and Jermey suggested I look into this residency.

 

Nature & Intent of the Activity:
We want to spend time in nature to create the curriculum for Sensual Circles. We live on opposite coasts, but feel that to do justice for curriculum we should co-create it together and be in nature to do so.

Sensual Circles Gathered in sacred circles and reconnecting with the earth to reawaken our senses. Our vision is a safer space for femme, queer, trans & non-binary people of color to come together in sacred circles to enliven their senses through earth based and body positive rituals.  

Odyssey Project is Coming


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We are costuming, excitedly getting ready to be characters and gods from the Odyssey! Come meet Circe and Agamemnon and Polyphemus and watch the storms and pigs at play in the changing times of Odysseus!

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Come to the Odyssey Project, this Saturday!
June 22 at 4 pm at the
Dragon’s Egg
at 401 Shewville Road,
in Ledyard

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All ages are welcome.
This is a one time only performance.
xo marya

Odyssey Project

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The Odyssey Project is

This Saturday!!  
June 22 at 4 pm,
at the Dragon’s Egg!

The Odyssey – meet Circe and the Sirens and the Cyclops and the persevering Odysseus!
Question Penelope.
Go to the Council of the Gods. 

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All of this, for you!  and all of us – come be our audience for this annual narrative event assembled/directed by Marya, with the amazing talents of artists far and near.  There will be dance, monologue, music, puppetry, mask.
Suitable for all ages, and by donation.  We suggest $5, but more is nice!  and less is fine.

I look forward to seeing you!

namaste,
Marya

Kristy and Amy

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

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

Raving Jaynes

The Raving Jaynes:Improvised Dance/Theater

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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. 

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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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