Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio


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!



Amani and Aya in September at the Egg


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.


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

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!

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

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!


Kristy and Amy

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. 


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.


Summer Dance!

Summer Dance Sampler at the Dragon’s Egg:  

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Wednesdays at 5:30 – 6:30 (unless otherwise noted)   June 5 – July 24; 

each class @$15


Each class is a separate registration, and pre registration is required so that we can see if the class is a “go” or not. 

If there is not sufficient pre reg, I let anyone know who has pre registered, and also post it on the calendar as cancelled the day before the relevant class – so check the calendar if you have not signed in and had hoped to come to a class!    You may also be in touch with me at mybeasts@aol.com.

Payment by cheque for each class, noted for the particular class, can be sent to Mystic Paper Beasts, 8 Hancox, Stonington, 06378.   Cash or cheque at the door.


Contact the instructor directly with questions about the class itself.



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June 5:  5:30 – 6:30  Hooping!  Serena picked up a plastic circle 5 years ago.  Shestarted learning to dance with it, and it changed her life.  The practice of flowingwith the music is liberating.  Come experience going with the flow for yourself. No previous experience necessary.  Hoops provided.

June 12  tba

June 19:   5:30 – 6:30;  tba but probably:   $5.  Kundalini Moving Meditation, with Marya;mybeasts@aol.com

June 26: 6 – 8 pm: Sacred Sound Awakening with Anne Belliveau;  $30 pre reg, and 35at the door.  annebelliveau@gmail.com

July 3: 5:30 – 6:30 – Hip Hop with Amy Zezulka, clean indoor sneakers please.  All agesand levels of experience.  dechen@mysticyogashala.com,

July 10:  5:30 – 7  Priscilla Humphrey – Restorative Yoga; props required: yoga mat, 2            LARGE FIRM pillows, 2 LARGE blankets    priscillayoga@aol.com

July 17: 5:30 – 6:30   Modern Dance with Christine Cawley; mysticmovesdance

July 24:  5:30 – 6:45   L’Ana Burton  Movement Class For All        Ages 10-100

bfdancercdc@aol.com, lanahburton@gmail.com


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Sacred Sound Awakening- June 26

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Open to bliss, deep healing, and inner peace…

Utterly effortless, blissful and sweet, the Sacred Sound Awakening is a channelled soundscape of voice, harp, and singing bowls that bring us into alignment with our greatest strength and joy.

The powerful field of resonance created by the Sacred Sounds allows old holding patterns of tension, stress, and resistance to release- and our natural healing process to be activated. Soaring on the wings of sound, our energy field aligns with the wisdom, strength and clarity of our divine essence.

As part of the Sacred Sound Awakening, you will receive an individualized SoulSong attunement to activate the next level of your soul expansion and personal healing.
Anne belliveau 3Wear comfortable clothing and bring any props (blanket, pillow, etc) that will help you to feel cozy and comfortable while you lie down and rest in the Sacred Sounds.

Wednesday, June 26
Dragon’s Egg Studio
401 Shewville Rd., Ledyard, CT

$30 pre-registered, $35 at the door.
Please register directly with Anne: annebelliveau@gmail.com
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 Akasha Anne Belliveau is a sound intuitive, energy healer, harpist, composer and ceremonialist.  She mentors spiritual seekers in the art of vibrational alignment and practical self-awareness to create passionate, joyful lives grounded in their Truth.  She is dedicated to sharing a resonance attunement to Love through voice, harp & singing bowls.

The Odyssey is Coming!

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In one month!!

on June 22, at 4 pm, at the Dragon’s Egg, will be the Odyssey Project.


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This is an assemblage performance project in which various artists do a five minute “riff” on the text by Homer. It will include dance, theatre, mask, puppet, monologue. This is a one time only event, and is suitable for all ages. Suggested donation: $5. Please come join us, and spread the word!

photos are by Marya, of Superhero Clubhouse at the top, and Ara Fitzgerald, from the Crazy Jane/Mars project, taken at the Hygienic Galleries

Vinyl Release! Clare Byrne

Hello Friends! 

Clare Byrne Celestials piano photo by Gus Ziesing
The vinyl (& final) release party for my album Celestials is coming up in a month, at Best Video Film & Cultural Center, just north of New Haven, CT where I now live. Best Video is a very cool unusual venue –  a cultural resource/archive for video rentals – and for wonderfully diverse music and art events. Hope you can come check out the music and the spot.

Vinyl Release Party
Saturday June 15, 2019
1842 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT 06517
(203) 287-9286
Tickets: $5-10 Sliding Scale

CT Celestials Facebook Event Page:

There will be a lotta great live music, with the amazing musicians who played on the album –  Amy Larimer, Ted Looby, Nicholas Leichter, Dan Strauss performing Celestials’ songs with me – along with other TBA musicians. AND very special guests Phil Rosenthal and the Elm City Ramblers (which I’m so happy to be a part of!) will be contributing some wonderful bluegrass to the evening.

And yes dust off those turntables! You will be able to buy the double vinyl album on site, with jacket and sleeve design by VT artist Alec Julien and photos by NYC photographer Hiroyuki Ito. It includes full lyrics. The album was mastered for vinyl by Wes Garland at Nashville Record Productions. You also get a digital download. It’s a beautiful whole package. 

If you haven’t checked out the album online, please do!

Clare Byrne Celestials album cover design by Alec Julien photo by Hiroyuki Ito
I have more info below  – don’t hesitate to write back, ask questions, or just say hello – and hope to see you at Best Video Film & Cultural Center.

all my best,

Celestials is available for listening and purchase digitally at:




Clare Byrne’s latest song cycle wields folk rock, rhythm & blues and gospel in a acoustic/electric mixes, with incisive, introspective lyrics. Celestials has assembled a diverse and multi-talented group of Burlington, Brooklyn and Connecticut musicians for album release events in three states. 


The album spans five years of songwriting and a year of recording – a year of record change and loss for Byrne, and the decision to leave Burlington, VT for New Haven, CT. The twin albums Sister and Brother cross areas of relationship, gender, race, and geography from Vermont to Italy, to intimate landscapes of the heart. It contains fourteen original songs by Byrne, a song written for Byrne by Brooklyn songwriter Rodrigo Alonzo, and the traditional “The Water is Wide.”  Celestials gives voice to Byrne’s friendships and collaborations with musicians, dancers, and visual artists. It also includes the lament/protest “EG Blues” documenting the case of Eric Garner, a black Staten Island man killed in 2014 by a white Staten Island police officer.


Thirteen musicians contributed to the making of the album. Grounding the project is Byrne’s collaboration with Burlington-based multi-guitarist Ted Looby; essential contributions are by Rodrigo Alonzo on vocals (NYC), Paul Besaw on vocals (VT), Selene Colburn on vocals (VT), Jom Hammack on mandolin and vocals (VT), Colin Henkel on congas, cajon, and drums (VT), Danielle Hill on cello (VT), Patricia Julien on flute (VT), Chong Ho Kim on vocals (VT), Amy Larimer on vocals (NYC), Nicholas Leichter on vocals and piano (NYC), Dan Strauss on guitar, synthesizer, and vocals (NYC), and Gus Ziesing on saxophone and drums. (VT).


The album was recorded, mixed, and digitally mastered by Gus Ziesing at Low Tech Studios at One Main Street in Burlington, VT. 


The vinyl album, pressed at Burlington Record Plant, VT (http://burlingtonrecordplant.com), with jacket photographs by New York Times music photographer Hiroyuki Ito (https://www.hiroitophoto.com), design by Burlington, VT graphic and font designer Alec Julien (https://www.alecjulien.com), and mastering for vinyl by Wes Garland in Nashville, TN, will be available for pre-purchase at the Burlington release party, and in hand at the New Haven CT release event. The vinyl album includes a digital download card. 



Byrne is a dancer-and-choreographer-turned-musician who has performed and taught in New York City and environs, Burlington, and around the world. She began songwriting through guitar, harmonica and piano in 2011; her EP Seed (https://soundcloud.com/clarebyrne-1) was released in Vermont in 2017, after which she toured Ireland with Ink the Octopus (Dan Strauss and Remy de Laroque).