Please hold the date, and join us!
I am still seeking more vendors. There is simply a $10 fee for a vendor – whatever you make, you make!
Holiday Sale – seeking vendors of crafts, foods, soaps, books, decorations, jewelry
Holiday Poetry Reading – will be at 4 pm on the day of the sale, so, seeking poets of word, body, voice
I look forward to hearing from you.
Marya will be doing her Solo performance version of SkyTails, using dance and mask, text and puppet, scroll story and song, to tell a series of Native American stories at the Worcester Art Museum,
this Saturday, November 14th, at 11 am, at the
I hope to see you there!
xxo namaste, marya
This Sunday – at the Dragon’s Egg!
The Connecticut Storytelling Center is hosting storytelling all over the state this month,
Sunday, November 15, at 4 pm,
we shall host one of the events in this celebration of storytelling –
at the Dragon’s Egg!
at 401 Shewville Road, Ledyard, Ct.
Tellers will include Sara deBeer, Jeanne Donato, Carl Peruzzotti, and Marya Ursin
This will be suitable for all ages, and should run for a bit under an hour, so be on time!
Do come!! I hope to see you there!
Marya is doing a solo performance in mask and dance, at the Worcester Art Museum, in Massachusetts on Nov. 14, at 11 am.
Yes, it was amazing, this assemblage of reflections on Don Quixote. One performer, Ara Fitzgerald, characterized the event “a passion play for Don Quixote”. Here is the programme, for your interest, and a few photos. xox
Quixotic Dream: the Don Quixote Project
November 7th, 2015, the Twelfth Narrative Event at the Egg
assembled yearly by Marya Ursin,
with a changing ensemble of artists of great talent, boisterous originality,
and endless generosity. Thank you to Dan Potter for his support, inventive masks, and love.
Please support the Dragon’s Egg and its work for artists and for the community by donating generously today, and then by becoming members of the Mystic Paper Beasts for the year: contact Marya at email@example.com ; dragonseggstudio.org
Pre show rovers include members of the cast, reflecting on Don Quixote’s, and our, inclination to see as reality our various dreams/nightmares! with all that thus transpires. May you be heroic, and kind, if misguided, as was he!
Beyond the Windmills: conceived and performed by Jeannie Ruskin
Beastie Bit: Dulcinea, as seen by Don Q, with Dan, Charlie, Lissa, Doug, conceived by Marya
Windmills! (Don Quixote battles the Windmills! and loses)
ECT Hoop Tribe: Serena Judge, Amanda Kulos, Judiann Jones, and Anna May Thompson
Beastie Bit: Don Q: Dan Potter; Sancho P: Charlie Fitzsimmons; conceived by Marya
“Quixotic Impressions by Gines de Pasamonte.” performed by Carl Peruzzotti
“The Horse that Used to be Ordinary”: Amy Larimer, creator and performer
Beastie Bit: Two flocks of sheep do battle, and lose. conceived by Marya, with Lissa van Dyke, Doug Moffat, Dan Potter, Charlie Fitzsimmons, others
‘Donna Quixote’ created and performed by Ara Fitzgerald
Beastie Bit: The helmet of Mambrino: with Don Q – Dan; Sancho P – Charlie; Hapless Barber – Carl P; rain: marya
conceived by Marya
Cervantes (from Man of LaMancha) speaks on…”Seeing life as it is.” Performed by Nicky Checker
Beastie Bit: Prisoners escape! with consequence.. conceived by Marya, with Lissa van Dyke, Doug Moffat, Dan Potter, Charlie Fitzsimmons, others
“Sanity Interlude” Choreographed and Performed by Cristin Cawley
Monologue: Jason Rabin
“The Ghost of Rocinante” created and performed by Clare Byrne
music by Michael Roberts
Reprise: Hoopers; and/ or Beyond the Windmills: Jeannie Ruskin
Dulcinea? Is she the lovely lady, exalted in Don Quixote’s dreams?
Or is she the peasant maid who scrubs laundry, and has dirt on her face?
Does it matter?
Windmills? or Giants? Sancho says windmills, but Don Q avers they are many armed giants with whom he must do battle! the heroism of Don Q again goes awry!
Opposing armies! Which to join? Battle! Heroism! Casualties!
Sancho says no! they are flocks of sheep? What??
and there are now – seven dead sheep?
Mambrino is a fictional Moorish king with a magical helmet. In this scene, a Barber claps his shaving bowl atop his head when it begins to rain. Alas, Don Q is convinced this is the missing magical helmet of Mambrino, and have it he must!
Cervantes had little use for the Holy Brotherhood, the enforcers for the Inquisition. In this scene,The Brotherhood has enchained a group of thieves. Don Q determines to rescue and release them, but they respond not with gratitude but with jeering stones.
Saturday! November 7th at 4 pm – a one time only event! Come to the Quixotic Dream, riffs on the novel by Cervantes: Don Quixote. Suitable for all ages. xo m
Each year, I send out a prompt to actors and dancers, puppeteers and singers, local artists and distant who have been in residence at the Egg. The prompt is a piece of literature, and the task is to come up with a five minute riff on some portion of the text. The riff can be dance or theatre, monologue, song, etc.
Then I arrange these into an “assemblage” performance.
All the performers come together on the day of the show. Everyone has rehearsed his or her own bit, and we have also added various linking bits using beastie costumes.
Some arrive earlier, but basically, we put the pieces together, do a walk through, and then a run, and then, and then: show what we have!
This is a one time only event, and is amazing.
Do come be audience for it. This year’s event is based on Don Quixote, and will take place on
Saturday, November 7th, at 4 pm, at the Dragon’s Egg.
Suitable for all ages. All donations happily accepted, and will help to support the creative work of the Egg.
See you soon!
The Quixotic Project will be at the Dragon’s Egg
on November 7th (Saturday) at 4 pm =
a one time only event, suitable for all ages.
This is a series of riffs and reflections on Don Quixote, and will include local and distant dancers, actors, monologuists, puppeteers, hoopers.
Please join us! Donations encouraged.
See Don Q take on hooping windmills and meet Rosinante in a dream!
Come come and dream…
The concert at Triskelion went wonderfully! Performers were widely varied and easy to work with, the staff and designers at Trisk were, as ever, stellar, and the new space is great! These images are backstage… xo marya
Somatic Awareness Workshop
Saturday, October 3, 2015
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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