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


Meghan Frederick and Ethan Wood

Meghan Frederick and Ethan Wood will be in residence at the Egg right after Thanksgiving!


We are Meghan Frederick and Ethan Woods- a dancer/choreographer and a musician in collaborative partnership. Meghan has been based in NYC since 2007 and has performed, taught, and presented work throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Ethan is an American sound artist whose work is frequently paired with modern dance, this year appearing in Oakland, CA accompanying Zoe Donnellycolt’s pieces Whirl We Blue and In One Breath, and in Brooklyn, NY accompanying Emily Climer’s piece Filament and Ashley Robicheaux’s piece Mattress

Ani Taj in Residence

Ani Taj and dancers will be in residence at the Egg in mid December. 


new brand of dance experience.



Taking note of a dance community that often serves a niche audience, the Cartel creates dances that are VIBRANT, IMMERSIVE and often PARTICIPATORY.

Without sacrificing technical rigor or artistic ambition as a dance company, we endeavor to employ the social nature of dance, the charge of a party,
and the sharpness of a music video
to a fresh dance vocabulary that
any Joe can get down with.


In 2012, The Dance Cartel premiered what would become its signature dance event ONTHEFLOOR at Ace Hotel NY, designed to move audiences around an ever-shifting landscape of live dance performance. Since then, the Cartel has adapted this work to a radically broad range of environments, mostly not traditional dance venues. It has been presented at spaces as diverse as PS1/MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum, Terminal 5, Ace Hotel NY, 1 World Trade Center, Le Poisson Rouge, Oberon (ART – Cambridge), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Velocity Dance Center (Seattle, WA), Bootleg Theater (Los Angeles, CA), Space538 (Portland, ME), Red Hook Festival, Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel, Museum of Art and Design, Ars Nova, Espaco Xisto (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil), & Riverside Park’s Summer on the Hudson (2012-2014). 

Kaeshi Chai showing


WHAT: Be the first to get a glimpse of a brand new work-in-progress theatrical dance show called “Red Ocean Blue Ocean” that NY based artist Kaeshi Chai and her friends from around the world are crafting with love and delight. Movement styles represented include Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, African, Belly Dance and Physical Theatre. There will be an optional post-performance talkback session where the audience shares feedback.

WHEN: Sun Nov 26th, 4.30-5.30pm

WHERE: Dragon’s Egg, 401 Shewville Rd, Ledyard, CT 06339

COST: Free

Amina Yam (Hong Kong)
Angel Kaba (Belgium)
Kaeshi Chai (New York)
Karen Madrid (Mexico)
Kittarina (New York)
Laura Ward (New York)
Lisa Anthony (Florida)
Michelle Ridsdale (Australia)
ShoShannah Estell (Georgia)
Yael Becker (Israel)

Kaeshi Chai is a theatrical world-fusion belly dancer who co-founded the professional dance company and school, Bellyqueen, and PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), a global community of artists focused on empowerment and social change through dance and music. She organizes the annual PURE Conference focused on themes such as love, being a peaceful warrior and the 5 elements.

Kaeshi has performed and taught internationally, and is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars, and Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution. In addition to her years on stages from Las Vegas and beyond, from 2007-2017 she curated the weekly Djam Under Jebon event showcasing local and visiting dancers and musicians.

Kaeshi has toured her own theatrical dance shows, Journey Along the Silk Road and PURE Reflections:Beauty Reimagined around the US, Canada, Australia, Italy, Taiwan and Japan. Her mission is to develop belly dance as a stage art and explore its capability to delight, transform and empower. She teaches weekly classes at the Bellyqueen School of Dance and Steps on Broadway and leads regular teacher training courses. http://bellyqueen.com/ | www.pureglobe.org | www.kaeshi.com


Storytelling at the Egg the Egg the Egg! on Sunday, November 19, at 4 pm, with two wonderful tellers from the Ct. Storytelling Center,

Susie ScheyderSharon Lynch

plus the Beasts, and Morning Glory, and Carl Peruzzotti! 4 pm.


All Ages!  Come join us.  Donations welcome.

This is a part of the month long celebration of storytelling in Connecticut, Tellabration.

Tellabration! November 19 at the Egg


Hallowe’en Frolics

We danced, we went on swings,


we drummed,


we rode dragons and flew on balloons –


we had a fine time at the Egg Hallowe’en Dance.  


It was attended by a small group of extremely lively small ones and various bigger people, too, and nearly all were in some costume.


I hope to see you All at the next public Egg event,


on Sunday, November 19, at 4 pm!


Sound and Dance Workshop with Meghan Frederick and Ethan Woods

Date and Time-
Thursday Nov 30th 6:30-8:30

Meghanfrederick ethanwoods workshop

Workshop taught by Meghan Frederick (dancer/choreographer) and Ethan Woods (musician/composer) drawing from research for our current collaboration ‘no such thing’. In this workshop we will share our tools for connecting dance and sound, establishing a conversational style of creation in which all participants are both dancing and sound-making. Participants are requested to bring with them 3 objects, which will be utilized as musical instruments, creativity is encouraged. Open to ALL levels, no experience in either medium required!
Fee and Registration-
$20, please pre-register with Meghan Frederick at meghanfrederick5@gmail.com, payment is accepted through venmo @Meghan-Frederick-2 or though cash or check.
Please note- we are looking for a critical mass of participants for this workshop- please spread the word! If we have fewer than 6 participants 24 hours before the event, we will cancel the event and refund all moneys. Thank you!

Hallowe’en Dance of the goblins – you?

Friday, October 27th, from 6 – 9 pm, family friendly time!
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Masks! Drumming! Dancing! Acro Yoga demo! Parachute play! Swinging! Apples and popcorn! All Ages! 

Come to the Dragon’s Egg to celebrate and to ready yourselves for Hallowe’en! 

from 6 – 9 pm on Friday, October 27th. All ages. 
$5 suggested donation will benefit the Egg. 

Please come join us and frolic with your children, grandparents, friends, colleagues, and bring a drum, wear a costume, come to dance or to play, to chat and to be together.
I look forward to seeing you. 
xo namaste, marya

Seeing Red this Friday

Seeing red

We As Woman

The Nuanced Identities of Women in Word and Movement


Join us for an evening of artistry, inspiration and activism. We as Woman is an artistic blending of dance, poetry, and music that will illuminate the nuanced identities and lived experience of women. Featuring an inter-generational cast of dancers and movers, the archetypal identities of woman will be expanded and explored through a creative collaboration and engagement with both the artists and the audience.


This event is free and open to the public. We as Woman will premiere at the Dragon’s Egg Studio: 

401 Shewville Road in Ledyard, CT

Friday, October 20th at 7:30 PM.

Hallowe’en Dance at the Egg


Remember the Hallowe’en Dance is coming!!!  
Friday, October 27th, from 6 – 9 pm, family friendly, masks recommended but not required, dance party at the Dragon’s Egg!

Tracee RiversideBeastCome join us!!
Suggested donation is $5 – or more!   🙂
See you soon!
RSVP so I have an idea of how many to expect.

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Thank you
xo marya