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We have decided that the Egg will remain closed until April 30th.
I am so sorry.
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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 April.
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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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Alex Schmidt & Jessica Eckardt <twoinsevenbillion19@gmail.com

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ECHO at the Egg

 

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Showing!! this Sunday , March 1st, at 5 pm at the Dragon’s Egg. Do come join us!

 

ECHO will be at the Dragon’s Egg in residence again! They combine making music, playing the instruments, moving with and without their instruments, in an amazing way.

 

 

The showing will be approximately 60 minutes. The audience will be encouraged to walk through the space throughout the performance (though seating will be made available to those who need it.)

Appropriate for all ages, however not geared towards children.

 

Echo

ECHOensemble is a landscape of moving and sounding bodies, rousing the vibrations of the space and time they inhabit. Directed by Jonah Udall, ECHOensemble comes together in a shared practice called SHIFT, born from Mary Overlie’s Viewpoints, Steve Reich’s process music, and Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening, and years of messy research. They perform regularly for ChaShaMa in abandoned commercial spaces around New York City. They are Noah Becker, Dani Cole, Erin Landers, Kalun Leung, Allison Sexton and Jonah Udall.

Earth Day at the Egg

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Hi!
We are planning on celebrating EarthDay at the Dragon’s Egg on April 22, from 4 – 7 pm, with games, vendors, dancing, yoga, nature walk, massage, informational tables.
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Might you like to participate? Please do email me at mybeasts@aol.com and let me know if you have something you would like to offer, and/or if you might be able to come!


It is a Wednesday, the perfect day, in a time of consequence.
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namaste, marya

Valentines for Dragons


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Happy Valentine’s Day!

May you be well…and celebrate Valentine, or Lupercalia, or dies Februatus! 
May you speak with another, take tea with friends, be a peace within.
Bird Song Jenny Lind

I send love,
Marya

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Mask at NTI Spring 2020

 

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Another amazing journey into Mask and monologue and movement at NTI, with help from Kato McNickle and Doug Moffat. The students were inventive, generous, full of bright energy.

Ariel Lembeck in Residence in February

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Ariel Lembeck is a dance artist and dance maker based in Brooklyn whose artistic practice incorporates materials, improvisation and video. Her work has been presented by Triskelion Arts (WaxWorks), JudsonChurch (STUFFED), The Jack Crystal Theater (SWELL 2.0), The Footlight (MerdetheShow), Ruth Page Center for the Arts (Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival), The Floor on Atlantic (Artist in Residence Fall Festival Showing) and The Wild Project (International Human Rights Art Festival). Since graduating from NYU Tisch School of the Arts she has worked with artists Meredith Monk, Stefanie Nelson, Ivy Baldwin, Douglas Dunn, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Eva Dean, Mari Meade Montoya, Steeledance, and Elisabeth Motley. She currently dances with Jessica Gaynor Dance. www. ariellembeck.com

Ariel’s latest solo work, Pool of Vibrations (working title), explores the push and pull of self-reflection — examining both the rawness and grotesqueness of personal inquiry revealing what acceptance and obsession look like. Through the interrogation of materials the work plays with indulging in both image and perception to reach a point of deeper awareness.  In this quest for understanding, the work asks: when we separate from the inquiry of self what remains to define us? And if we allow others to see us in a place of vulnerability do we simultaneously allow them to witness us into our full potential? A whirlwind of distortion, the witness is invited to view a duet between the actual and the perceived.

Echo returns! returns returns in 2020

 

EchoDSC 7876 DxOcAn echo is created, repeated and transformed in play with Space and Time

 

ECHOensemble comes together in an awareness-based practice of repetition and evolution called SHIFT, born from Mary Overlie’s Viewpoints, Steve Reich’s “process music”, Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening, and years of messy research. ECHOensemble had their public debut at Dixon Place in January, 2019, premiering their evening-length work One. They now perform regularly for ChaShaMa in abandoned commercial spaces in New York City. They have performed for the CREST festival at Teatro Latea, Basement Gallery in Bushwick, and in residence at Dragon’s Egg. They are thrilled to return for a second time!

 

On Sunday, March 1st at 5pm ECHOensemble will present echo/chamber, an immersive landscape of movement and sound where moving bodies and acoustic vibrations resonate in Space together. Join them for this unique performance!

 

Members:

Noah Becker  clarinet, alto sax, movement

Sean Brekke  viola, movement

Dani Cole  movement, voice

Erin Landers  movement, voice

Kalun Leung  trombone, movement

Allison Sexton  movement, voice

Jonah Udall (director)  resonator guitar, movement

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NewYear’s Eve Workshop

 Photo/Poster is attached. Here is the text of the registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdenOVuc6ZVz-HrlprIRfBwZdrlwrkYGxjlPkSrVa_Ko5vISw/viewform
 
NYE 2019 DAY RETREAT: BRINGING PURPOSE TO OUR PRACTICE

Monday Dec 31st, 9:00am – 1:00pm, The Dragon’s Egg

A.M. and Garza [The Glitter Goddess Collective] will be hosting a day retreat on the final day of 2019 to seal our intentions, reach towards our fullness, and take especially good care of our feet, our grounding, during this Pisces Moon. Through Meditation, Yoga, Sound Healing, and Purpose-Driven Frameworks, this day retreat is an opportunity for us to gather in community and prepare to begin 2020 grounded with purpose, healing, awareness, and meaning. Childcare can be arranged for the hours of the day retreat if that’s helpful and children are also welcome to participate in the retreat itself. We are asking for a Sliding Scale of $20 – $140 per person/couple/family who wants to attend this Optional Day Retreat and support the Dragon’s Egg.

AS ALWAYS, FOR OUR RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT COMMUNITY: All bodies are welcome. All ages are welcome. All skin colors are welcome. All abilities and levels are welcome. All sexualities are welcome.All faiths and beliefs are welcome. All vocations and professions are welcome. All parents and family members are welcome (even crying babies and kids who love to run around and be silly). It’s okay to come late. It’s okay to leave early. We must practice and breathe as a community together to move towards individual and collective liberation.

9:00 – 9:30 Arrival, Welcome & Introductions
9:30 – 11:00 Grounding Meditation & Yoga – Bringing Purpose to Our Practice
11:00 – 12:30 Workshop – Bringing Purpose to our Self, Family, Relationships, Work, & Activism
12:30 – 1:00 Closing Reflections

ANTHONY (AM.) ANDRADE (he/him/his) is a visual and performance artist, teaching artist, songwriter, musician, producer and passionate youth advocate from Providence, RI. A Music Production and Digital Media Instructor at AS220 Youth and AS220 Industries, Anthony also works with incarcerated youth at the Rhode Island Training School, running two art courses centered around spiritual growth through self-expression and breathing/meditation practices. His work explores identity and grapples with human ego. He is a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT-200) as well as a Breathe for Change Wellness Champion. Along with his mission to enhance well-being and bring meditation to the arts, Anthony works as an independent photo/video artist and as a Master Control and Camera Operator at Rhode Island PBS: Public Broadcasting Station. Anthony runs AM. Media Records, and has released five self-produced albums. With 5 years of training in Hip-hop and Acro, Anthony has a fierce passion for teaching and learning movement and is an active member of New Works/World Traditions Dance Company. Finding healing and liberation in sharing life-long personal studies of Eastern Philosophy and holistic care, Anthony enjoys meditation, yoga, dancing, drawing, camping, leading retreats, making costumes, and vegan cooking on his free time.

MATT GARZA (they/them/theirs + he/him/his) is a Tejanx/Latinx performance artist, healer, & educator originally from Corpus Christi, TX. Now calling Providence, RI their home, Garza’s work explores the relationship between the individual human body and the collective body. Recently named the 2-year Artist in Residence for the Providence Arts + Culture + Tourism Department and Parks Department in the historic Esek Hopkins Park and awarded the RI State Council for the Arts Fellowship in Choreography, Garza is the Creative Director of the TAPA Dance Company & coordinates DEI programming at TAPA: Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, a public charter school for grades 7-12. As a practicing artist & 10-year classroom educator, Garza aims to cultivate compassionate spaces for people to practice strength, resilience, radical self care, & revolutionary movement together. A founding member of the Glitter Goddess Art Collective & Haus of Glitter Dance Company, he is also an instructional coach/curriculum consultant; an organizing artist for the Providence HONK Festival; an adjunct professor in the RI State Prison; and he facilitates community restorative yoga programming & yoga teacher trainings with an emphasis on inclusivity, transformative justice, & community healing. Garza holds a B.A. in Education History from Brown University ‘11 and a dual M.A. in Educational Theatre & Social Studies Education from NYU. In their free time, Garza enjoys glitter, painting, singing, practicing/teaching yoga, dismantling institutional oppression, eating spaghetti, and making masks/costumes.