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


Dragon’s Egg Presents!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                    September, 2014


Press Contact: Marya Ursin   mybeasts@aol.com 

reservations:   mybeasts@aol.com                       



On Saturday, September 27th at 2 pm:  Dragon’s Egg Presents at Triskelion Arts, a concert of dance, theater, music, created by ten artists and companies who have had residencies in the past year at the Dragon’s Egg, a retreat/rehearsal space near Mystic, Connecticut.  The event is assembled/directed by Marya Ursin, artistic director of The Mystic Paper Beasts Theatre Company and of the Dragon’s Egg.  www.dragonseggstudio.org


The performances will take place at 


Triskelion Arts

118 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11249


triskelionarts.org, on 



9/27 at 2 pm, 2014

$15 general admission. Seating is limited. 

reservations: mybeasts@aol.com

information: marya at 860 535 3346

Or limited tickets at the door…


ArtBark InternationalKristin Hatleberg

Michelle BachKellie Lynch

Ruth BarnesRebecca Pappas

Ara FitzgeraldRachel Pritzlaff

FullStop CollectiveKate Taylor


stage manager Sabrina Doolittle 

lighting: Andrew Dickerson

assembled/produced by Marya Ursin: mybeasts@aol.com; 

marya also at:  dragonseggstudio@gmail.com


Performance will last approximately one hundred minutes, with a brief pause midway. 


For more information on individual performers and their pieces, 

please contact the performers by email: 


ArtBarkInternational – weloveartbark@gmail.com, artbarkinternational@gmail.com

Michelle Bach-Coulibaly – Michelle_Bach-Coulibaly@brown.edu,

Ruth Barnes – barnesdance@gmail.com

Ara Fitzgerald — AraFitz@aol.com 

Kristin Hatleberg – kristinhatleberg@gmail.com

Kellie Lynch – kellieannlynch@gmail.com

Rebecca Pappas – rkpappas@gmail.com,

Rachel Pritzlaff – rachel.pritzlaff@gmail.com, becks5387@gmail.com,


Kate Taylor – katemargaret@gmail.com

Leta Tremblay – letatremblay@gmail.com

producer/assembler:  Marya Ursin – mybeasts@aol.com

stage manager: Sabrina Doolittle – scdoolittle@gmail.com

NTI/NMTI Begins!

NTI and the new NMTI began earlier this month, yay!   Marya and Dan taught a mask workshop, with Doug Moffat helping, and Marya is on the regular faculty throughout the semester (for thirty years – yipes!).   Come to their final production in December –12 and 13.  

Ntifall 14MCU

Ayurveda! Fall for Healing

“Ayurvedic Healing of the Mind”  with Jessica Ferrol
Time: 1-4pm, October 12, at the Dragon’s Egg
Cost: $35
In this class, we will explore the layers of the mind as is explained by Yoga & Ayurveda.  Methods and practices to balance flow of thought and create a sense of serenity will be presented.
Bio for the instructor:

Hello, I am Jessica Ferrol, the Community Ayurvedic Herbalist.  I am a mother of three, wife, student and an avid seeker of ultimate peace, love and health for my family and myself.  Since I was a little girl, I have pondered the questions: “What are the factors that influence Health?” and “What’s the secret to finding stillness in this hectic world?”  I looked for these answers everywhere.  At age 25, I fell in love with Yoga and immediately began training as a yoga teacher.  At age 27, I found Ayurveda and 3 months later moved across the country to study at one of the best Ayurvedic schools in the USA.  These sister sciences provided all the answers to my life long questions and much more!  They have given me the power and wisdom to care for myself and my family, naturally.  Now, it is my passion and my intention to share this with you!

I get how challenging it can be to find time to care for yourself, cook healthy food, exercise and so on.  The very best of intentions to be healthy can get overcome by the endless demands of life.  Ayurveda provides you with simple wellness routines that cushion you against the wear and tear of daily activity and stress.  Although Ayurveda can’t make our schedule magically free up, it will give us the strength and stamina to do our best each day and live life fully.

I am a certified Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Pancha Karma Specialist, Registered Yoga Therapist and Herbalist.  I have been in private practice since 2003 supporting the community via Ayurvedic consultations, home made herbal formulations and workshops for over 10 years.  In 2001, I completed the 300 hour yoga teacher training at the America Yoga Academy.  In 2003, I earned a dual certificate of graduation from California College of Ayurveda and the American Institute of Vedic Studies.  I hold a BA in Psychology and am currently working toward a Masters of Holistic Counseling degree.  I completed Kathy Keville’s Herbal Apprenticeship program in 2004 and have been a Master Teacher in the Distance Learning Program at the California College of Ayurveda since 2005.  Currently, I am enrolled in the MA program in Holistic Counseling at Salve Regina University.  This education is in direct alignment with my practice and has already added to the ways in which I serve my clients.


My home office is in located in Pawcatuck, CT (a stone’s throw away from downtown Westerly, RI).  At this location I see clients, make my herbal formulations and hold workshops.  I also see clients at the Integrative Care Program of Women & Infants Hospital in their South County Commons office in North Kingston, RI.

I am a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and Yoga Alliance.


Gala! The Dragon’s Egg Celebrates!

Come join us for a  Gala to celebrate the Egg:  October 4h, 7-10 pm!


We began this adventure of the Dragon’s Egg with the dream, the drawing, the construction, the opening, some fifteen years ago.  We wanted a place for the Beasts to rehearse and to play, and to provide a place for artists – dancers and actors – to come to be on retreat for a weekend or a week or a bit more, that they might be able to fulfill their own dreams of creation, and a place for the community to come share in these adventures, as we all “risk, fail, risk again!”    


This October 4th from 7-10 pm, we shall have an Open House Gala at the Egg: there will be performances, including short pieces by David Dorfman Dance Company, Ara Fitzgerald, Kellie Lynch, Jeremy Picard, Christine Cawley, Golden Ratio musicians, a silent auction with massages and ayurvedic delights and such, drinks and savories and sweets, and the opportunity to wear a costume, drum a drum, rattle a tambourine, dance.   We invite you as members, as community, as future members, to celebrate the Egg on this fiery fall day!


Modern Dance Tuesdays at 5:30

A modern dance class begins on Tuesday, September 23rd, at 5:30 pm, with Christine Poland. 

Christine Poland will be teaching a modern dance class for all levels teen to adult.  This class will begin with bartenieff fundamentals and floor barre exercises to stimulate the core without fighting gravity.  This leads to a simplistic center barre for the dancer to to find balance and agility.  The center barre is a combination of ballet and modern techniques such as Limon, Horton, and Graham.  Utilizing the space of the Dragon’s Egg we will experiment with combinations moving throughout the room.  Ms. Poland will be stressing form, space, momentum, and stillness to teach the dancers a wide range of movement.  Classes will be on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 September 23 thru October 28, 2014.

Christine Poland graduated with honors from Roger Williams University with a BA in Dance Performance Studies. In NYC she became a founding member and the managing director of Rocha Dance Theater. During her years with the company, Christine assisted the productions of “Gaining Voice”, “Ponder Me”, “Not so Soft”, “Painted Ladies” in NYC, RI, and Boston. Christine has performed with Sonia Plumb, Works/Laura Glenn, and Joseph Albano of Hartford, CT.  In 2005, she joined Heidi Latsky in Club Riot as “Valkeries”, at LaMama Experimental Theater. Christine has performed  for the following emerging choreographers:  Monica Bill Barnes, Mary Fullam, Full Force Dance Productions, Guta Hedwig, Noel MacDuffie, Oil and Water Productions, Vanessa Paige and Angela Jones. Original musical experience include: “Shirley and the Tropicana”, “Fishbowl”, “Her Mom’s Feet”, and “Queen Juniper”, directed by Christine Henry. She co-choreographed STUCK with Jenny, which was presented at Dancers Responding to Aids, Dixon Place, New Dance Group and Spoke the Hub from 2000 – 2003, Ms Poland was a guest choreographer for Creative Arts Studio in Brooklyn, NY. Her choreography has also been in a silent film short by Christian Zuccoro, Serenity. In 2005, Christine had the great pleasure of dancing as the evil seagull for Gary Shore of RI in Ode his silent dance film. She has performed and choreographed for Cornerstone Playhouse in Mystic, CT. With Cornerstone, she choreographed a children’s puppet show “Luna’s Sea”.  “Luna’s Sea” was performed at The Mystic Independent Theater in 2011 and the Natural Museum of American History in NYC May, 2012.  She had the great pleasure of choreographing an original musical “The Big Bank”, produced by Emerson Theater Collaborative in Mystic, CT.  Christine choreographed “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum”, “Grease” and “Guys and Dolls”  for the US Coast Guard Academy.  She is currently on faculty at Kiks Dance Studio in Montville, CT and is a guest teaching artist at The Mystic Arts Center.  Christine has taught for the Dance Extension,  Creative Arts Program and The Writer’s Block.  She is know the Artistic Director and Founder of Mystic Moves Dance Theater, a modern dance company utilizing local performers of all levels and ages. 



“Hoop for the Soul! With rotating facilitation by the Shiva Shakti Hoop Dance Collective. HoopDance is a mystical practice with many benefits: physical, emotional, mental & spiritual. Wherever you are in your practice is perfect, even if you haven’t yet begun! Bring your hoop if you have one, comfy clothing, water, and prepare to take off your shoes!”
Maia is off a-wandering.  The current instructors will be Shilpa, Dani & Mari.


Dragon’s Egg Presents – address change!!

Alert!  Alert!   address change!   Please note. 

Dragon’s Egg Presents at Triskelion , on September 27th at 2 pm, will be at the Old Location. 
(the new place is not yet ready).  If you came last year, it is the same place you were last year. 
This is the address where the concert will be:

Triskelion Arts

118 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor walk up
(between Berry and Wythe)
Brooklyn, NY 11249 
L train to Bedford St.is closest= 5 blocks
or the G train to Nassau

Please contact Me here at mybeasts@aol.com, for reservations (@$15).

I look forward to seeing you.

namaste, marya

Dragon’s Egg Presents! at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, NY

It is coming!   The concert of ten artists – dancers and actors – in solo work, duets, trios, group work – all of  whom have been in residence at the Egg in the past year.

Dragon’s Egg Presents at Triskelion in Brooklyn, NY!

September 27th, Matinee:  2 pm

Reservations:  mybeasts@aol.com   @$15

Triskelion Arts

106 Calyer Street

(at the corner of Banker Street)

Brooklyn, NY 11222

G train to Greenpoint Ave


The amazing performers will include:


ArtBark International  Kristin Hatleberg


Michelle Bach          Kellie Lynch


Ruth Barnes            Rebecca Pappas


Ara Fitzgerald         Rachel Pritzlaff


FullStop Collective    Kate Taylor

Please come join us to support the artists, and the work of the Dragon’s Egg.  It will be a fabulous concert.  

namaste, marya


Beasts Rove at Coogan’s Farm

Hi!  The Beasts will be roving on Saturday 9/6 from around 5:15 – 6:30 at Coogan Farm for their grand celebration.  It is free and suitable for all ages.  There will be a cajun band for you to dance to!  Bring a picnic, or purchase gourmet delicacies there!
162 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic.
namaste, marya  

Beasts Rove to celebrate Coogan Farm’s opening

Hi!  The Beasts will be roving on Saturday 9/6 from around 5:15 – 6:30 at Coogan Farm for their grand celebration.  It is free and suitable for all ages.  There will be a cajun band for you to dance to!  Bring a picnic, or purchase gourmet delicacies there!
162 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic.
namaste, marya