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The Plague Project Programme

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Programme for the Plague Project – a Zoom experience! August 15, 2020
A series of explorations and reflections upon Camus’ book, The Plague
—with wide latitude for choice of inspiration!
The actors, dancers, puppeteers, poets, and musicians give of their time and their generous talent freely. If you are able to give a donation to the Dragon’s Egg to help us support this work, the information regarding how to do so can be found on your invitation, or by emailing Marya at mybeasts@aol.com
Marya will be announcing each work in turn.

“The Echo of a Loud Noise”
Created and performed by: Kym Bernazky, Jamie Graham, Ellie Jackson, Ira Joan Macner, Sydney Maresca, Jessie Winograd

Bio: We explore how lived experience filters through the body in different historical and social contexts by weaving together our varied experience in dance, theater, writing, comedy, design, crafts, and fringe healthcare-adjacent modalities. Our previous collaboration, Chapter 1, Section 1 of The Dancing Mania, based on the Strasbourg dancing plague of 1518, premiered last summer at HERE’s SummerSublet: Coop. www.thedancingmania.com

“A Bible Story”
A poem composed and read by Sara Ingram
Sara Ingram is a choreographer, teacher and poet who has worked in the performing arts field for many years. SOUNDS OF HOUSE AND WOOD, her book of poems describing life on a snowy hill in Deep River, is available at Studio 33, Bank Street. This is Sara’s third Narrative Project. Praise be to Marya and Dan for their work and dedication to the arts as they keep it alive in our challenging time.

“Elegy for a Fallen Empire.”
Music composed and performed by Melanie Greenhouse

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Melanie Greenhouse is a poet & playwright who directed the Arts Cafe Mystic through its 1st decade.  After moving to Columbia,CT her muse has led her back to her piano where she finds solace in these dystopian times. This short piece is tentatively titled, “Elegy for a Fallen Empire.” But it could just as well be “Plague Elegy.”

“The Plague”
A cranky adapted from Camus’s novel of the same name
By Derron Wood and Flock Theatre
Flock Theatre is a professional theatre company based in New London, CT. Whether working with the timeless words of Shakespeare, modern classics such as Eugene O’Neill, puppet pieces, teaching in schools, or conducting their annual Burning of Benedict Arnold Festival, Flock Theatre is dedicated to creating original, collaborative, and educational theatre.

“SLACK EQUALITY”
Performance: Cecilia Fontanesi and Funda Gul
Video: Kurt Brungardt
Music: Nina Simone “Mississippi Goddam” (Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, 1964)
ABOUT THE PIECE: When Camus wrote “everyone has inside it himself this plague, because no one in the world, no one, can ever be immune,” he was not writing about one plague in particular. In face of the impossibility to be immune to the pain created and perpetuated in our society, Nina Simone sings “Can’t you see it, can’t you feel it, it’s all in the air.” We take a tragi-comic perspective on this matter, playing with the edges of a slack line.

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Kurt Brungardt is a writer and director and filmmaker. He has written over a dozen books, ranging from: The Complete Book of Core Training (Random House) to Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men (Penguin). He also writes for Vanity Fair and is the creator of the documentary series Undrafted, now in its seventh year. Brungardt has directed and devised plays and performances in New York, Los Angeles, and regional theaters. Most recently, My Father’s a Cop, co-written with Jerry Dean, premiered in New York City (2018) and opened in Los Angeles in in 2019. As a filmmaker and photographer, Kurt’s passion is capturing the moving body in sports, performance, and on the street.

Funda Gul is a Native of Ankara, Turkey. Funda has studied various movement disciplines beginning with Aikido in 2005 eventually earning her Black Belt. She then continued her movement journey and earned instructor certifications in Systema and Yoga. Funda teaches Contact Improvisation at Movement Research and continues her movement studies in House Dance, Parkour, Parcon, Authentic Movement, Tai-Chi, Qi Gong, Capoeira Angola, and Archery. Funda applies her martial arts skills into her movement teaching, in particular to Contact Improvisation. Her training in Yoga allows her to easily individualize the practice at hand according to students’ needs and abilities. This approach helps Funda create an all-inclusive space for practicing movement. Also, her main inspiration for movement follows the idea of “Function creates the form,” the idea that she has discovered during her martial arts and yoga training. In addition to being a talented mover, Funda also holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Cecilia Fontanesi is a dancer, aerialist, contact improviser, movement analyst, dance/movement therapist and neuroscientist. She graduated from the Laban / Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS, New York) where she currently teaches as Core Faculty. In 2015, she co-founded the collective of dancers Parcon NYC, dedicated to exploring the relationship with the environment through movement and social reflection. Since 2016, she works as a dance/movement therapist with people with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementias. In 2017, she started serving as Artistic Director Associate for the IDACO (Italian DAnce COnnection) festival in NYC. Cecilia is also currently completing a Ph.D. in Neuroscience on Dance for Parkinson’s at the Graduate Center (CUNY, New York).
www.overtimedancefoundation.org/cecilia-fontanesi
www.parconhub.com/parcon-nyc

“Plague Dream”
Monologue conceived and performed by Jason Rabin

Jason Rabin is a Boston-based writer, arts activist, and performer whose mind commonly dances around dreams, mythology, rhetoric, and social justice. A vocalist, songwriter, and blues harmonica player, he fronts the roots-rock band, The Ways & Means Committee (WAMC).

“House Rules”
Written and performed by Claire Porter, and maybe a cat or two
—a script about new rules around the house for me and the cats.
Reference to Camus’ The Plague: the powerlessness of the individual to affect his life (as seen in cats running the household).

Claire Porter / PORTABLES, www.cportables.com, are a series of comedic movement and language pieces (solo and group work), that investigate everyday subjects. These subjects include muscles (Namely, Muscles), grammar (Grammar Glamour), weather (Slipping into Weather), job interviewing (Interview), raising money (Fund Raiser), how we got here (Happen Chance), corporate greed (See you Around) and more. Porter’s Green Dress Circle was presented in Mikhail Baryshnikov’s GALA and she has been in residence at his center in NYC. Her piece Pronoun Emergency will be set to music by Toby Twining this year with support from NewMusicUSA. Porter is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow.

“Scene/Unseen”
Choreographer: Leslie Satin
Original Observer/Narrator: Jerri Hurlbutt
Performance Narrator today: Julie Malnig
Video Support: Lucas Rainey
Technical Support: Dean Rainey

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Leslie Satin is a dancer, choreographer, and writer, and teaches at NYU’s Gallatin School. Her dances and workshops have been presented in NYC, elsewhere in the US, Europe/UK, Israel, and South America. Satin has often collaborated with visual artists, composers, and writers, and has performed with Meredith Monk, Jeremy Nelson/Luis Lara, David Botana, Sally Gross, Marjorie Gamso, Yoshiko Chuma, Einat Amir, and others. Her performance texts and critical essays on dance appear in many journals and edited collections. Her recent/current scholarly and choreographic work focuses on dance, space, and OuLiPian Georges Perec.
Jerri Hurlbutt is a writer and editor based in St. Paul, MN. Raised on a farm, educated in the city (NYU), and trained by life, she has written and published numerous essays, as well as poetry. Her interests range from the language of love and movement to tracking dementia’s loss of language. Jerri has danced with choreographer Li Chiao-Ping, most recently at the Chazen Museum in Madison, WI.
Julie Malnig is a dance and theater historian who teaches at New York University’s Gallatin School. She is the editor of Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake: A Social and Popular Dance Reader. She is currently writing about popular dance in the 1950s.

“Poison in the Veins”
Created and performed by: Clare Byrne
With a possible appearance by dancer/musician/comedienne Amy Larimer, of the Raving Jaynes.

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Byrne is a dancer-and-choreographer-turned-singer-songwriter who has lived, performed and taught in New York City, and Burlington, VT.  She now calls Guilford, CT home. Her debut double LP Celestials was released in 2019: www.celestials.me. She is currently working on a live album project, and is also beginning a Masters in Religion and Music at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. More info can be found at: www.clarebyrnemusic.com

“Pied Piper”
Based on the Fairy Tale “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”. Puppets created by Peter Yackovetsky. Song used is “Bourée” by Jethro Tull.
Performed and conceived by Peter Yackovetsky.

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Peter Yackovetsky first started acting at the age of 10, in a children’s production of Aesop’s Fables. Later that same year, he played Captain Hook for the same director, and realized he wanted to be an actor. A graduate of DeSales University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Acting/Directing, he was a member of the Shakespeare Tour, an ensemble production showcasing scenes and sonnets from Shakespeare for elementary schools. In addition to this, Peter was active in several student projects, both film and stage, including the senior children’s show, The Princess King. Peter has participated in ensemble productions at The Dragon’s Egg before, in their productions of Animal Farm and The Odyssey. Peter is also a contributing artist on the website TinyBroadway.com, where he teaches puppet-making for children.

“If I Get Frozen, You Keep Going”
Created and performed by Ara Fitzgerald (Boston) and Martha Moore (Paris).
Assembled found texts and excerpts from La Peste by Albert Camus
Music: Trumpet Fanfare Funny, by SFX-FX
Tired Trumpets by Flipps Music Team
Taps Military Trumpet Bugle by Audio Monkey
Zoom performance filmed by Peter Cunningham
Special Thanks: A deep bow to Marya Urisn for her inspiration and for bringing us together virtually.

Ara Fitzgerald creates dance/theatre as a choreographer, writer, improviser and performer.
Current projects: Tree Hugger, Love Letters to Minkie (1917) and links to two books, Scripts for Solo Performer and Don’t Sit Down, Reflections on Life and Work by Martha Myers can be found on her website https://www.arafitzgerald.com.

Martha Moore is a choreographer, performer, collaborative artist living in Europe.
Current projects: Livingroom Dancing, Vaguely Furious, and the ever evolving performance series, john & jane installations, co -signed with the visual artist Perrotin.

Prompter and Assembler of the Narrative Events: Marya Ursin
Marya Ursin is a dancer/mime/yogi/writer. She studied dance with Merce Cunningham (and taught 8 years at his studio), mime with Marcel Marceau, and continues to take ballet barre and Cunningham classes. She is on faculty for the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill and is adjunct at Conn. College. Marya danced for various companies, and currently is co-Artistic Director, with founder Dan Potter, for the Mystic Paper Beasts, for which she has written some 60 plays. She has performed in ~1000 venues, including DTW, BAM, Whitney, Yale, Naropa, Walker Arts Center, Edinburgh (Scotland), Glastonbury (GB), dozens of museums etc. She is Executive Director for the Dragon’s Egg dance/theatre retreat center. She has written, and co illustrated (with her artist husband, Dan Potter), two story books, and is working on a third. She produces a dance/theatre concert in the fall in NYC, and “assembles/directs” theatrical extravaganzas based on classical and contemporary texts every spring and summer. She has an MA in Integrative Health, is a 500 RYT yoga teacher, and is a licensed and registered MsT.
She is blessed by her family, and by this fierce creative circle of friends and artists, for whom she is widely and wildly grateful.

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Daniel Potter (creator of the Plague Doctor puppet) began creating sculpture and puppeting at the tender age of eight, and continued with these and with theatre while at the Putney School, Harvard College (AB, 1968), l’Ecole des Beaux Arts, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design (M. Architecture 1973). In 1976, he co-founded the Mystic Paper Beasts Theatre Company. Currently, Dan is Producer of the Company, for which he builds and paints masks, and performs in them in the pieces designed, written, and directed by Marya Ursin. They have been commissioned to create new theatrical works for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Yale Art Gallery, the RISD Museum of Art, the Yale Museum of British Art, the Cambridge River Festival, NYC Downtown Halloween Parade, and the Mystic Aquarium, among others. Dan’s primary area of artistic creation is welded or plasma cut metal sculpture, and painting. He has an upcoming (fall 2021) one man show at the Hoxie Gallery in RI. Dan is also a potter; his pottery, painted by Marya or by him, is shown and sold in Ct. and NY. In addition, Dan and Marya enjoy three shared daughters, Giselle Potter. Chloe Potter, and Ana (Tiwathia) Tiwathia, and five amazing grands.

Thank you for being in the Audience. We perform for you, for the skies and seas, for one another, for all and no time, here and now.
May you be at peace. May all beings be at peace. Breathe.

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Narrative Project: the Plague

The Plague Project

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August 15, at 4 pm, via live zoom
An Assemblage performance project, open to all; donations are welcome.

Performers will include Clare Byrne, Ara Fitzgerald, Cecelia Foxanesi, Melanie Greenhouse, Martha Moore, Claire Porter, Jason Rabin, Leslie Satin, Jessie Winograd and dancers. Perhaps more….

For the past 17 years, the Dragon’s Egg has offered a one time only live assemblage “Narrative Project”, in which Marya sends a prompt to artists, with the request that they respond to the topic, reflect on it, in dance, theatre, puppet, monologue, mask, poetry – in the medium of their choice. Each of these offerings if 5 minutes or less. Marya assembles them together.

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Typically local and distant performers, under her loose guidance, create semi improvised, antic bridge intervals using Mystic Paper Beast masks.
This year, we shall be on zoom! Live, on August 15, at 4 pm EST, and these intervals will not be present, but Marya, as MC, will instead be the guide as we see the reflections the performers bring.
This year, the theme, the prompt Marya sent out, on March 8th, was Camus’ The Plague. Little did we know. Performers may diverge from this text widely, or they may have used a single line as inspiration for their reflection.
We hope to see you!
Contact Marya for the Zoom invitation for The Plague Project, 2020.

Photo of:
CECILIA FONTANESI AND FUNDA GUL
Photo by: Kurt Brungardt

Dragon’s Egg Re Opening Plans

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Greetings!

I hope you are faring well in this glorious season of sun and thunderstorms, that you are sheltering in place as much as you can, and taking care of yourselves and of others by wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

The Egg has been closed to all activity since early March, and is beginning to open, but very guardedly.

The Mystic Paper Beasts board met last week, and we have implemented various guidelines, changes, in how we welcome artists, teachers, students, events, to the Egg, in this time of Covid 19.

Most teachers are hesitant to return to teaching in the fall, though some may teach some classes. They cannot teach while there is an artistic residency, as we do not want there to be exposures one way or the other between participants of either.

We have a resident for the entire month of August, a musician who will also be spending time in contemplation, as she plans on a future spiritual retreat at a Buddhist Center.

Then, in September and October, we have residents: Shura Baryshnikov, Melissa Riker, Moving Architects, Two in Seven Billion, Falls Kennedy.

The number of artists allowed is limited to four, and the duration is likewise limited. Between each there will be an interval, during which there will be a deeper cleaning/disinfecting of the Egg.

There are requirements for complying with state medical guidelines, a waiver, strong cleaning protocols.

All of these are posted on the website, under “About Dragon’s Egg”.

We expect these new guidelines to be in effect until the end of the year, at which point we shall re assess,

Thank you all for your support in these endeavors to both be open for artists, and mindful of a larger picture of health and well being.

I shall keep you posted.

Summer Dance Sampler

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Summer Dance Sampler offered on Zoom by the Dragon’s Egg!

Hi,
Every summer, we have been offering a “Dance Sampler” in which there is a different style of class each week. This year I have put it on the zoom platform, and I hope you will be able to join us for some, or all, of these exciting classes!

The classes will be on Wednesdays at 5 pm, beginning June 1, and will last about an hour. A couple more classes may be added.
Each class stands on its own, so must be individually registered. 
I am the “host”.

Each class is a mere $10. You may pay via my PayPal account, or send a cheque to me, identifying in the subject area for which class you are paying. If you pay by PayPal, I ask that you wait to pay until the day before or of the class so that I don’t get the payments mixed up. I then pay the teachers from the Dragon’s Egg account, based on how many students are present. I shall paste all that payment information at the end of this letter.

I hope to see you soon, dancing and moving with energy and ebullience and peace!
Xo namaste,
Marya
__________________

June 17: ZOOM-MOVE with L’Ana : this will be a movement class simply allowing us to “come together” as a community of movers and share some fun & free-flowing movement moments TOGETHER !
*** L’Ana is well known throughout the community for her welcoming classes to adults of all ages, and for her children’s creative movement classes.
_______________

June 24: Magical Yoga is a deep dive into the practice incorporating elements of pagan, witch and mystical intentions by incorporating phases of the moon, sun, stars and cultivating it as a private ritual of Self. 
***Elizabeth Seldin has been teaching slow flow and vinyasa yoga for the past 2 years in ithaca, New York with a focus on the magical and spiritual elements of the practice. She is also the Artistic Producing Director of Clockmaker Arts, a process oriented theater company where she is a playwright, producer, actor and hosts a podcast called “Clockmakers Speak.
_____________

July 1: Pilates Yoga: The class begins with exercises inspired by Pilates and Yoga to warm and condition the body, which leads then to more dynamic movements, a short movement phrase and a restorative cool down.
***Marie Brown is an adjunct dance professor at Temple University, pilates instructor, performer and choreographer; she has participated in the Dragon’s Egg NADINE dance residency for the past several years and is excited to share her joy of movement in the dance sampler classes. 
__________

July 8: Kundalini Yoga for Balance – Physical, Emotional, Spiritual: A practice of stretches and asanas to promote physical balance, followed by a meditation for emotional and spiritual balance. ***Lesley Farlow, dancer and movement educator, teaches Kundalini Yoga as a mindful practice that promotes strength, flexibility and inner peace
____________
July 15: Contemporary Dance (Intermediate)—Expansiveness! Empowerment! Buoyancy! These are the key themes we will explore and aim to embody in our thorough warmup, full-body phrases, joyful focus. Chloe Carlson shares her passion for dancing through performing, teaching and choreographing, most recently through GUSTO Dance, the contemporary dance company she directs. She is also the pres.of the board of David Dorfman Dance. 

__________

July 22
Dancing Outside. Moving in and with nature. A participatory class from your backyard, balcony, or near an open window. 
***Rebecca Pappas makes projects that address the body as an archive for personal and social memory. Her work has toured widely and has received residencies from Yaddo, Djerassi, the Egg, and funding from various foundations/commissions. She is on the dance faculty at Trinity College and for the Masters in Social Practice Art at U. of
Indianapolis. 

___________

July 29
Moving into Satisfaction – in this class we will explore patterns of movement that reflect the psycho-physical process of growth and creativity.
***Jessica Cerullo facilitates space for movement and change and is the Artistic Director of the Michael Chekhov Association. This class is accessible for all ranges of movement.
_________

August 5 open
____________

August 12. Modern Dance Class for Adults is class is energetic and encourages full-body connection and expression for the beginner to the experienced mover.  Includes a fusion of techniques from Graham, Laban, Yoga, and Improvisation.
***Linalynn Schmeltzer has been teaching dance for over 20 years and is the director of River Valley Dance Project. 

August 19

___________________________________

These classes are $10 each.  You may either use paypal:
paypal.me/MaryaUrsin
or pay by cheque, denoting for which class you are paying, to me at
Marya Ursin,
8 Hancox Street, Stonington, Ct. 06378

I hope to see you!! 
Here is the zoom invitation:
Marya Ursin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Summer Dance Sampler
Time: Jun 17, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Wed, until Aug 26, 2020, 11 occurrence(s)
Jun 17, 2020 05:00 PM
Jun 24, 2020 05:00 PM
Jul 1, 2020 05:00 PM
Jul 8, 2020 05:00 PM
Jul 15, 2020 05:00 PM
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Aug 26, 2020 05:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
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Breathe…
namaste,
Marya

Summer Dance Sampler

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Summer Dance Sampler offered on Zoom by the Dragon’s Egg!

Hi,
Every summer, we have been offering a “Dance Sampler” in which there is a different style of class each week.   This year I have put it on the zoom platform, and I hope you will be able to join us for some, or all, of these exciting classes!

The classes will be on  Wednesdays at 5 pm, beginning June 1, and will last about an hour.   A couple more classes may be added.
Each class stands on its own, so must be individually registered. 
I am the “host”.

Each class is a mere $10.  You may pay via my PayPal account, or send a cheque to me, identifying in the subject area for which class you are paying.  If you pay by PayPal, I ask that you wait to pay until the day before or of the class so that I don’t get the payments mixed up.  I then pay the teachers from the Dragon’s Egg account, based on how many students are present.   I shall paste all that payment information at the end of this letter.

I hope to see you soon, dancing and moving with energy and ebullience and peace!
Xo namaste,
Marya
__________________

June 17:  ZOOM-MOVE with L’Ana : this will be a movement class simply allowing us to “come together” as a community of movers and share some fun & free-flowing movement moments TOGETHER !  
*** L’Ana is well known throughout the community for her welcoming classes to adults of all ages, and for her children’s creative movement classes.
_______________

June 24:  Magical Yoga is a deep dive into the practice incorporating elements of pagan, witch and mystical intentions by incorporating phases of the moon, sun, stars and cultivating it as a private ritual of Self. 
***Elizabeth Seldin has been teaching slow flow and vinyasa yoga for the past 2 years in ithaca, New York with a focus on the magical and spiritual elements of the practice. She is also the Artistic Producing Director of Clockmaker Arts, a process oriented theater company where she is a playwright, producer, actor and hosts a podcast called “Clockmakers Speak.
_____________

July 1: Pilates Yoga: The class begins with exercises inspired by Pilates and Yoga to warm and condition the body, which leads then to more dynamic movements, a short movement phrase and a restorative cool down.
***Marie Brown is an adjunct dance professor at Temple University, pilates instructor, performer and choreographer; she has participated in the Dragon’s Egg NADINE dance residency for the past several years and is excited to share her joy of movement in the dance sampler classes.
__________

July 8:  Kundalini Yoga for Balance – Physical, Emotional, Spiritual:  A practice of stretches and asanas to promote physical balance, followed by a meditation for emotional and spiritual balance.                                                                             ***Lesley Farlow, dancer and movement educator, teaches Kundalini Yoga as a mindful practice that promotes strength, flexibility and inner peace
____________
July 15:  Contemporary Dance (Intermediate)—Expansiveness! Empowerment! Buoyancy! These are the key themes we will explore and aim to embody in our thorough warmup, full-body phrases, joyful focus.  Chloe Carlson shares her passion for dancing through performing, teaching and choreographing, most recently through GUSTO Dance, the contemporary dance company she directs. She is also the pres.of the board of David Dorfman Dance.

__________

July 22
Dancing Outside. Moving in and with nature. A participatory class from your backyard, balcony, or near an open window. 
***Rebecca Pappas makes projects that address the body as an archive for personal and social memory. Her work has toured widely and has received residencies from Yaddo, Djerassi, the Egg, and funding from various foundations/commissions. She is on the dance faculty at Trinity College and for the Masters in Social Practice Art at U. of
Indianapolis.

___________

July 29
Moving into Satisfaction – in this class we will explore patterns of movement that reflect the psycho-physical process of growth and creativity.
***Jessica Cerullo facilitates space for movement and change and is the Artistic Director of the Michael Chekhov Association. This class is accessible for all ranges of movement.
_________

August 5 open
____________

August 12. Modern Dance Class for Adults is class is energetic and encourages full-body connection and expression for the beginner to the experienced mover.  Includes a fusion of techniques from Graham, Laban, Yoga, and Improvisation.
***Linalynn Schmeltzer.

August 19

___________________________________

These classes are $10 each.  You may either use paypal:
paypal.me/MaryaUrsin
or pay by cheque, denoting for which class you are paying, to me at
Marya Ursin,
8 Hancox Street, Stonington, Ct. 06378

I hope to see you!! 
Here is the zoom invitation:
Marya Ursin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Summer Dance Sampler
Time: Jun 17, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Wed, until Aug 26, 2020, 11 occurrence(s)
        Jun 17, 2020 05:00 PM
        Jun 24, 2020 05:00 PM
        Jul 1, 2020 05:00 PM
        Jul 8, 2020 05:00 PM
        Jul 15, 2020 05:00 PM
        Jul 22, 2020 05:00 PM
        Jul 29, 2020 05:00 PM
        Aug 5, 2020 05:00 PM
        Aug 12, 2020 05:00 PM
        Aug 19, 2020 05:00 PM
        Aug 26, 2020 05:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZUsd-2ppjwoGtD3GUjoPMX8YmuvJT7oBKx5/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGprzsuG9ySshmDRpwcBYigLOvxiGZBjbd5zzjQCS9jTzuuD-9XJJhLR9fy

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81104187204?pwd=VThScEZCVnFPdzZWQXAyejFpL0ZRZz09

Meeting ID: 811 0418 7204
Password: 161157
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        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 811 0418 7204
Password: 161157
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kwXo8mDiD

Breathe…
namaste,
Marya

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Instructors: Bfdancercdc@aol.com, eseldin1@gmail.com, Lesley.Farlow@trincoll.edu, chloedance@comcast.net, rkpappas@gmail.com, jessica@michaelchekhov.org, linalynn2@gmail.com, lilyockwell@gmail.com, deborahpiacenza@sbcglobal.net, makbr23@yahoo.com, harleystories@gmail.com,

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Narrative Project 2020: the Plague

Save the Date!!   August 15 at 4 pm.  Zoom!

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toddler and cat

The annual Narrative Project at the Egg this summer will be a zoom event, on August 15th, at 4 pm.
 
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Lissa at the Young People’s Hygienic

True, it will not have the wonderful environment and playful interactions we have at the egg, the crowded back stage, the beastie masks passed around.  The cast dinner.  The morning stretches, adaptations, rehearsals.  It will be different. 
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Instead, it will be on zoom:  I see it as live, rather than recorded. 
People not geographically near might be able to create something for the event. 
The 4 pm time would actually mean that people in Europe and in California might be able to participate.

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This also lends some certainty to the event, no possibility of it being cancelled, due to closures or such.
 
In early March, before the shut down, we selected  The Plague (little did we know – I mean, it was all still just beginning) by Camus as the inspiration text, though the performers may range into history and imagination, beyond Camus’ book.  
 
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I hope to have a couple of medieval style plague doctor’s masks, for instance. And rats.  And maybe a rat king.  I’d like also to look at the Pied Piper of Hamelin.  And at the Dancing Plague of 1518.

There are many kinds of plague, and many kinds of responses

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If you are a performer, dancer, theatre maker, musician, poet, puppeteer, monologuist, etc. and would like to do a 3-5 minute riff on the theme, please be in touch with me.

I wish you well!
Do please stay safe.
Blessings.
namaste,

xo marya

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The Quiet of the Dragon’s Egg

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In these precarious times,


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It is spring time at the Egg!  The field is flourishing, the daffodils have blossomed and 
gone, the grass is growing, the windows are bright, the floor is gleaming.  

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The space awaits you – but, not yet!  We hope to be re opening, with caution, in mid July, depending on local guidelines and restrictions, and what we feel we can safely maintain for the health of the artists, the community, and ourselves.  When the time is right, we look forward to seeing you!

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Honoring the work, and the time it takes to do it, and the space in mind and body.

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Meanwhile, Marya is repainting masks, cleaning the bookshelves, the floor, the altogether.  

TigerWHtf The Narrative Project will be in August, and the theme, timely, will be a reflection on Camus’ The Plague.  
This event will be conducted on Zoom:  so, the artists will zoom in from far and wide, as will the audience.  It will be rich!

We shall be practicing social distancing at all events for the next who knows how long.   Plan to wear a mask when you next come to the Egg.


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And bring your open hearted selves back, with distance and care, as we go through this seeming Bardo of disruption into transformation.

I send love, namaste, marya


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The Dragon’s Egg Remains Closed

We have decided that the Egg will remain closed until May 26th.
I am so sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment this may occasion for people.

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All classes and residencies will not meet until more is clear to all of us.

Do take care of yourselves, stay home, be safe, walk in beauty. 
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The Dragon’s Egg is at rest, for the next little bit. It is well and light and empty, and gathering its energy for the next influx of artists and yogis, dancers and dreamers – probably sometime in late June.
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 Be at peace, breathe, be kind…
I send love, 
namaste, marya

Hygienic Egg


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Set your clocks forward and come! 
to the Hygienic Galleries, in New London, Ct,
On this Sunday, March 8th, at 12:30 pm,
to see dance, theatre, hooping, puppets, all in response to the poetry of Emily Dickinson!
This is a one time only performance, and should last about an hour or so.

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March 8th at 12:30.  All ages.

The Hygienic Egg – a promenade performance by artists connected with the Dragon’s Egg, held at the Hygienic Galleries in New London, with a theme this year of Emily Dickinson.
Dance and music and poetry and hooping and puppet and rambling.  

Please join us!

xo marya

I’m nobody! Who are you?

Are you nobody, too?

Then there’s a pair of us—don’t tell!

They’d banish us, you know.

 

How dreary to be somebody!

How public, like a frog

To tell your name the livelong day

To an admiring bog!”

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TWO IN SEVEN BILLION will be in residence at the Egg!

 

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TWO IN SEVEN BILLION immerses viewers into a world that they have never experienced before.

 

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Alex and Jessica’s work is original, thoughtfully crafted, and works to reshape what dance performances can be.

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They are inspired by electrifying dance theatre mixed with daring physicality, to invite viewers to exist in a state that lies beyond the comfort of a typical audience-performer relationship.  

 

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