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wld(flwr) Showing at the Egg, Wednesday, 9/22 at 5 pm

Please come! A showing by the Artists in Residence at the Dragon’s Egg, this Wednesday, at 5 pm. Audience must wear masks and sign a waiver.
I look forward to seeing you!
namaste, Marya

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Newly-established dance collective, wld(flwr), is in residency at Dragon’s Egg from 9/20-9/24, researching their premiere work together. The collective consists of Tamara Leigh, Dale Ratcliff, and Nikki Theroux. The work studies the cyclical patterns of nature through the blooming and wilting of flowers. Wld(flwr) is excited to invite you to an in-studio showing of their work-in-progress on Wednesday 9/22 at 5pm!

**As with all indoor activities at Dragon’s Egg, the audience must wear masks and sign a waiver.

Wednesday 9/22 at 5pm
The Dragon’s Egg
401 Shewville Rd, Ledyard CT

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Contemplative Art Practice Series with Jessica Cerullo

Contemplative Art Practice at the Dragon’s Egg

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Are you interested in exploring the play between contemplation and art making? Do you (seek to) delight in the improvisational stage of the art-making process? Do you enjoy spaces where you can be both alone and together as you lean into the support of a community of fellow artists? Artist/facilitator, Jessica Cerullo, guides you between stillness and movement, in a space dedicated to the art of picking up and putting down influences. All disciplines are welcome: sketching, singing, speaking, writing, dancing, cross stitching, photographing, composing, etc.

When
10:30 – 12:15 the last Monday of the month
September 27, 2021
October 25
November 29
December 27
January 31, 2022
February 28
March 28
April 25

Cost
$40 for the whole series no matter the number of times you attend the practice.

Also
It is important to arrive on time (arrival window of 10:30-10:45), departing early is just fine. The Dragon’s Egg Studio space is large with many windows. Masks are required upon entering the studio.

About Jessica and the lineage supporting Contemplative Art Practice
Barbara Dilley developed Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP) inspired by her studies with Tibetan meditation master Chögyum Trungpa Rinpoche. Jessica studied with Barbara when she was an MFA student at Naropa University 2004-2006. In subsequent years, she practiced with CDP NYC and Barbara’s dance art lab. She also assisted Barbara in the studio, and supported her in the developmental stages of writing her book, This Very Moment: Dancing, Teaching, Thinking. The Contemplative Art Practice Jessica facilitates is a variation on Barbara’s Contemplative Dance Practice.

Contact Jessie@JessicaCerullo.com if you have questions.

https://www.jessicacerullo.com/

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Dramatic Reading on August 29 at 4 pm

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photos by Sheila Rock

(As with any indoor event at the Dragon’s Egg, you must be masked, distanced, and sign a waiver. xo m)

“SAGA OF MARATHON” DRAMATIZATION AT DRAGON’S EGG

On Sunday, August 29th, 4:00 PM, local author Nicholas Checker will present a staged theatrical reading of select sequences from his popular new novel, The Saga of Marathon, at the Dragon’s Egg Theatre & Dance Studio, 401 Shewville Rd, Ledyard, CT. The story is a blend of ancient legend, mythology, and history about the brave young foot-courier who, in 490 BC, ran 26 perilous miles from the Battlefield of Marathon to the visionary city of Athens on a daring quest to save the future of the world’s first democracy. The event is free to attend and donations of any amount will go to future Dragon’s Egg activities. (Free refreshments.) Signed discounted copies of the The Saga of Marathon can be purchased directly from the author that day. Further information, contact Nicholas Checker, 860-444-8711.

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Friday the 13th at the Mystic Arts Festival – Performances

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Come see local performance artists this weekend, at the Seaport, as a part of the annual Mystic arts festival!

The venue for the performances is the Seaport – see below.

Marya will be telling a short tale from the Mystic Paper Beasts play, “SkyTales”, on Friday eve.

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David Dorfman will be performing on Friday, too!

And many other wonderful performers will be on view.

Come!

Free!

suitable for all ages!

Outdoors!

Picnic!

Easy!

I hope to see you.

namaste, marya

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Event Description

The Mystic Outdoor Arts Festival is proud to add a Performing Arts Stage to this year’s event! The Performing Arts Stage will be located on the Village Green at Mystic Seaport Museum, and feature a variety of local and regional performers including, dance, music, and theater. Performances will run from 6:30 PM to approximately 8:30 PM on Friday, August 13th, and Saturday, August 14th, rain or shine. Admission is free, BYO lawn chairs or blankets, refreshments will be available for cash-only purchase.

Performer Lineup

Friday, August 13th

Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra – String Quartet

Chinese Ladies Dance Group – Cultural Dance
Mystic Paper Beasts – Masked Theatre
Klezmenschen – Klezmer Band

We Don’t Own a Dog Dance, Curated by David Dorfman – Post-Modern Dance

Arthur Migliazza – Boogie-Woogie Piano
The Ballad of Captain Kidd – Musical Theatre

Saturday, August 14th

Connecticut Lyric Opera – Opera Company
AMA Dance Company – Dance Theatre
The Imbible Trio – Jazz Vocals
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation – Cultural Dance

Pirates and Shanties – Musical Theatre

Windy Willows and 75 alive!

Hold the Date!
August 15th at noon
In front of the Dragon’s Egg at 401 Shewville, Ledyard

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The Windy Willows!
And a celebration of 75 for Dan!

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This year’s Narrative Event will take a look at The Wind in the Willows, with the performers all placed out of doors, and you, our friends and guests, on a promenade through the river of life. It will involve dance, music, monologue, puppet, and beasts, and will be followed by Cake and Jubilee! And balloons, flying balsa planes, yo-yos, croquet, and boules. We invite you to bring your picnic!

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There is no rain date. If it is raining, the Wind in the Willows will take place inside the Egg, and will be followed by cake. (Masks are required indoors; though we encourage outdoor masking if you are going to be congregating close to others!)

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We hope for Sun! = To shine on this sunny lad, this Leo who will happily lead you on a dangerous adventure down a zip line behind his studio, or a dip in the brook, just as Toad of Toad Hall might be wont to do.
Toot toot!

No need for gifts, but cards will be welcome. If you must bring something, bring some Martinelli’s sparkling apple cider, for a toast!

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Toad’s roadster, in progress..

Somatopia at the Egg on August 5th at 5

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A dance/theater performance
by the Living Space Theatre

Choreography, creation and direction by K.J. Holmes
in close collaboration with the artists: Aneta Jankowska, Grzegorz Labuda, Jakub Margosiak

Soma is defined as the body as well as the imagination within the body. Utopia is described as “no place” yet also
“a field.” If our bones hold our history, where do we find our next direction? In this strange time of pandemic re-
emergence, are we moving back into what we knew or forward into other futures? Perhaps it is in a suspension of
time, in our dreams, in that place of no place, a field…

Performance sponsored by: The National Institute of Music and Dance as part of the Choreographic Orders 2021
program financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland and The City of Katowice, Poland
Co-produced by: The Polish Cultural Institute New York
Supported from: The Actors’ Ensemble, Chatham, NY

About Living Space Theatre:
Living Space Theatre is a nomadic theatre founded in 2016 by artists who graduated from the Dance Theatre
Department of National Theatre Academy in Cracow (Poland). In our works, we combine movement, dance, and
acting focused on the physical body and imagination. Through our performances, we hope to raise a voice about
current social issues, tolerance, and human rights. For more information visit: www.livingspacetheatre.com
About K.J. Holmes:
K.J. Holmes, a Brooklyn based dance artist/actor/singer/writer, travels nationally and internationally
teaching/performing/creating. K.J. has been exploring improvisation as process and performance since 1981. For
more information visit: www.kjholmes.info

“I have not seen a place of pilgrimage or an abode of bliss like my body.
Yet, curious indeed it is, that we generally roam about in the whole world in search of it.“ (Dasgupta)

August 5th Performance! Somatopia

Somatopia

A dance/theater performance
by the Living Space Theatre
Choreography, creation and direction by K.J. Holmes
in collaboration with the artists: Aneta Jankowska, Grzegorz Labuda, Jakub Margosiak

Soma is defined as the body as well as the imagination within the body. Utopia is described as “no place” yet also “a field.” If our bones hold our history, where do we find our next direction? In this strange time of pandemic re-emergence, are we moving back into what we knew or forward into other futures? Perhaps it is in a suspension of time, in our dreams, in that place of no place, a field…

Performance sponsored by: The National Institute of Music and Dance as part of the Choreographic Orders 2021
program financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland and The City of Katowice, Poland
Co-produced by: The Polish Cultural Institute New York
Supported from: The Actors’ Ensemble, Chatham, NY

About Living Space Theatre:
Living Space Theatre is a nomadic theatre founded in 2016 by artists who graduated from the Dance Theatre Department of National Theatre Academy in Cracow (Poland). In our works, we combine movement, dance, and acting focused on the physical body and imagination. Through our performances, we hope to raise a voice about current social issues, tolerance, and human rights. For more information visit: www.livingspacetheatre.com

About K.J. Holmes:
K.J. Holmes, a Brooklyn based dance artist/actor/singer/writer, travels nationally and internationally teaching/performing/creating. K.J. has been exploring improvisation as process and performance since 1981. For more information visit: www.kjholmes.info

“I have not seen a place of pilgrimage or an abode of bliss like my body.
Yet, curious indeed it is, that we generally roam about in the whole world in search of it.“ (Dasgupta)

Croquet at the Egg is on the Rain Date

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Re the Croquet et al at the Egg, originally scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Egg:

Currently, showers, possibly thunderstorms, are predicted for Tuesday,
so the Croquet and Boules gathering will be on the rain date,
which is Wednesday, 6/23, when it is supposed to be clear, or mostly clear!

This is not really a pot luck, as I am avoiding shared bowls and serving dishes and such. There will be iced teas and seltzer and cookies and such. And yes, you may bring seltzer or juice or nuts or crackers or clementines or baked things – just keeping the items discrete!

Mostly it is just to have a late afternoon chat and high stakes croquet playing! on the uneven turf of the field in front of the Egg. Heh. To allow for this playing space, park at the far end of the field (so immediately as you come into the field, park to your left and walk toward the Egg from there).

Oh! we sorted through our books, so there are boxes and boxes of books in the Barn. Please take a look, and take one, several, lots!

You may be unmasked out of doors (please practice social distancing), but if you need to use the bathroom in the egg, masks are required.

See you on Wednesday, I hope!!

xo marya

Live Film Streaming by Permafrost, at the Egg!

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Greetings!
Permafrost is in residence at the Dragon’s Egg all week. There will be an Online offering of a live play being performed and recorded at the Dragon’s Egg this week!! I hope you can come! See the details below.

The High Priestess is a livestreamed performance with shows Wednesday the 16th, Thursday the 17th, and Friday the 18th at 8pm each night. It will be re-streamed the following weekend.

Permafrost Theatre Collective aims to create a new type of hybrid site-specifc theater that is both transformative and cathartic.

Permafrost Theatre Collective proudly presents as part of their Theatre on the Rocks series:
The High Priestess
Written by Andrew Martini
Directed by Rachel B Karp
Director of Photography – George Redner
Lighting Design and Assistant Camera Operator – Amara McNeil

Filmed and streamed on location at the Dragon’s Egg Studio in Ledyard, CT

On the eve of Claudia Holcomb’s sixtieth birthday, her estranged daughter returns home, bringing with her sinister memories from the past. As the Holcomb family unearths these haunting truths, and new revelations threaten to tear apart an already fractured family, Claudia’s mortality is thrown into sharp relief and she must begin to question her faith in the mysterious forces of the universe.

Cast includes Sandra Laub, Ziggy Schulting, Mel Gonzales, Iris Rhian, Khandis Merritt, and Peter Quinones.

The code for discount tickets is: PRIESTESS10

And everyone can buy tickets at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-high-priestess-by-andrew-martini-tickets-157357810447

Tickets $15-$30

If you cannot attend and are able to donate, please drop us the price of a ticket or glass of wine in our Venmo below!

@PermafrostTC
or check out our Patreon

We are also able to take tax-deductible donations through Fractured Atlas.

Additional streaming tickets will be released on June 19th.

PTC believes that theater and events should be easily accessible for everyone – if you cannot purchase a ticket at this time and still wish to attend, please email us at permafrosttheatrecollective@gmail.com.

Additionally, if you have any access needs, please let us know so we can help to make your experience more accommodating.

Thank you!!

Clare Byrne and the Celestials, open showing at the Egg

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A SHOWING of LIVE MUSIC-IN-PROGRESS at the DRAGON’s EGG – please join us, as we all gratefully step back into live performance…

Saturday June 26, 2021
5:00PM
at the Dragon’s Egg

Clare Byrne and members of The Celestials – Amy Larimer, Nicholas Leichter, and Dan Strauss – will be offering the fruits of a first group Dragon’s Egg Residency – and their first live performance together in seventeen months!

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Clare Byrne and The Celestials is a collective group of Connecticut, New York, and Vermont musicians and dancers who have performed together in New England, New York, and beyond for many years. In this residency they are workshopping a new batch of songs for the album “Six Tone Tune Truck,” exploring strident, raw sounds and lush vocal harmonies. Clare Byrne is on vocals, guitar, and harmonica, Amy Larimer is on vocals and hand percussion, Nicholas Leichter is on keyboard and vocals, and Dan Strauss is on electric guitar, performing songs from Byrne, Strauss, Lawrence/Miller, and Prince.

photos: One is a house concert at Nick Leichter’s apartment in 2019, taken by the incredible Hiroyuki Ito. The other was at Fort Greene Park last August! a nice one, taken by Amy Larimer (so she is not “in” the photo, but is in the collective).

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