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Movement for Body Mind Spirit

 

Ann Watkins, with a Masters in Dance Movement Therapy and as the owner of New Harmony Therapeutic Massage and Somatic Body Work since 1988, is passionate about sharing the experience of moving with ease in our bodies through original movement forms and body work.

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Movement for BodyMindSpirit 

Wednesday July 27:  5:30-6:45

with Ann Watkins

 

Movement for BodyMindSpirit is for anyone who wants to heal their body, sharpen their mind, and expand their spirit through creative, imaginative individual and group movement.

 

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Conscious Anatomy

Wednesday August 17:  5:30-6:45

with Ann Watkins

 

Conscious Anatomy is for professional body workers, yoga teachers, and anyone else who wants to hone their skills with anatomy and heal their body at the same time with blissful healing movement flows. 

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Poetry and Music in Dialogue at the Egg!

On July 19th, at 5 pm, the Egg will host a conversation between two poets, Alice Pero (also on flute), and Dan Potter, and harpsichordists, America Dupre la Tour and Elena Zamolodchikova .
Come for this sometimes boisterous, sometimes witty, sometimes reflective engagement of ways of speaking and observing.
 
The musicians are:

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Aymeric Dupré la Tour, a native of Lyon, France, studied at the Conservatoire National de Région.  He earned an Artist Diploma in organ and a Masters in historical performance at Oberlin College, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Juilliard School.  His performances on harpsichord, organ, piano, and celesta have taken him across France, the United States, Canada, and South America. Dr. Dupré la Tour is principal for harpsichord/organ/piano of the Chamber Orchestra of New York.  Dupré la Tour serves as Artistic Director of the New London Maritime Museum and the North Stonington Historical Society, where he curates the Society’s rare 1857 A.H. Gale square grand piano and directs its Parlor Concert Series.  He is Music Curator at Zuckerman Harpsichords International in Stonington, CT.

Elena Zamolodchikova studied at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and at the Juilliard School, specializing in historical keyboard performance.   She has played extensively in Russia, the United States, Italy, Germany, and Norway.  Ms. Zamolodchikova is pursuing her doctorate in harpsichord at Stony Brook University and is an action specialist and harpsichordist at Stonington’s Zuckermann Harpsichords International.  She collaborates with Salt Marsh Opera on their school outreach program and opera performances and is the organist/pianist at First Congregational Church of Westbrook, CT.

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Mystic Moves Dance at the Egg

Next Up in the Summer Dance Sampler Series at the Egg!

 

Modern Dance

Wednesday, July 6: 5:30 – 6:45

with Christine

 

Modern dance class with Christine Poland – this class will begin with center barre work focusing on warming up the body for movement across the floor and fun combinations.  Christine uses exercises from Limon, Horton, Graham and Bartenieff fundamentals.

 

Christine Poland dancer and choreographer from North Stonington, and is on faculty at KIKS Dance Center and Legein Dance Academy.  She is former founder and director of Rocha Dance Theater, and is starting a dance company locally: Mystic Moves Dance Theater.

 

(and the week after that:

July 13   Molly Murkett  Acro Yoga; mollyheartyoga@gmail.com

 

You may pre register with me at mybeasts@aol.com, or with the instructor.  Fee is $15.  Cheques are to be written to the Mystic Paper Beasts.  

This will be how we know if a class is a “go” or not.. 

I hope to see you there!!

Mysticmovesdance

the Nadine Project: a Dance Showing

Come to a showing of work in progress this Saturday, July 9th, at 5 pm, at the Egg!
 
July 5th -10th the Nadine Project will be in residence at the Dragon’s Egg!
 
Their residency will conclude with an Informance on Saturday July 9th at 5pm.  We hope you’ll join us! 
 
Works by:
Marie Brown
Cristin Cawley-GillNadineBucket Melissa Chisena
Melissa Faller
Nicole Lemelin

Laura Teeter
Christy Williams
Jennifer Yackel 
 
 
The NADINE Project(New Artists Dance In New England) is a rotating collective of dancer/choreographers coming from Connecticut, New York, Philadelphia, and beyond.  They come together to play, make dances, and to offer constructive feedback in a friendly supportive environment.  This ‘playground’ residency for making dances is under the mentorship of its founders, Libby Nye and Janet Mansfield Soares.  It was created to encourage young professional choreographers and support their work in a congenial environment.
 
Nye teaches daily contemporary technique classes in preparation for choreographic sessions guided by Soares. Together, they coach works-in-progress toward completion while showcasing work and promoting future performance opportunities.  
 
Works created at NADINE have been presented at 92nd Street Y, Built on Stilts, The Byrdcliffe Theatre, Norristown DanceFest, University Settlement, Rebound Dance Festival, 5X5 Dance Festival, Chen Dance Center, Suite Summer Festival, YES! Dance Invitational, American College Dance Association Festival, and WAXworks.

Music and Poetry at the Egg

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On July 19th, at 5 pm, the Egg will host a conversation between two poets, Alice Pero (also on flute), and Dan Potter, and harpsichordists, America Dupre la Tour and Elena Zamolodchikova .
Come for this sometimes boisterous, sometimes witty, sometimes reflective engagement of ways of speaking and observing.
 
Alice Pero is a native New Yorker transplanted to LA. She has dozens of poems in print and her book, “Thawed Stars” was praised by Kenneth Koch as having “clarity and surprises.” She is a flutist who graduated from The Manhattan School of Music and performs with the chamber group, “Windsong.”
 
In 1964 Alice Pero and Dan Potter graduated from The Putney School in the same class. In 2014 they began a poetry collaboration, ongoing every other day for over two years. In July 2015 they performed , “Ripostes” at The Dragons Egg with keyboardist, Amyeric Dupré la Tour. In July 2016 they will reunite to perform more of the dialogue, adding more music.

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Acro Yoga – July 13

July 13   Molly Murkett  Acro Yoga; mollyheartyoga@gmail.com

 

Play with your fellow yogis in the active yoga workshop! Hone your body awareness, strengthen the core, and improve balance with partner yoga poses. Learn to go upside down with inversions like handstands and headstands. Learn to fly with a partner! All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced. Improve your practice, increase your stamina and confidence, while having fun in a safe, community atmosphere. No partner necessary to register, we will all play together.

 

Molly Murkett Bruno enjoys sharing her love of movement, breath and relaxation through teaching yoga. Molly was instantly attracted to the revitalizing and transforming benefits of yoga to balance a busy mind, and help reduce fatigue, stress and anxiety. As an entrepreneur, Reiki master, and real estate agent, her passion is helping students to incorporate relaxation and recreation into a healthier lifestyle.

Mollyheartyoga flying

Meta Meta at the Egg

I look forward to seeing you at the Metamorphoses Project next Saturday, June 25, at 4 pm, at the Egg.   Come a bit early so that you catch the preshow roving by gods and goddesses, nymphs and beasts.

And, for you preparation, you might want to listen to the Incredible String Band for this whimsical shaft of music light in Cousin Caterpillar. Heh.
xo marya

(photo is of Mary Tuomenon in a past narrative project, Life is a Dream)

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Solstice Labyrinth Walk!

SUMMER SOLSTICE LABYRINTH WALK

You are invited to walk the labyrinth
to celebrate the Summer Solstice at
Dragon’s Egg – Shewville Rd.
7:30-9PM, Sunday, June 19, 2016
with live meditative music
Questions??? Email, or call Bernadette 860-443-4163 #2

Pause at the balance point, and then continue your journey

A labyrinth is a sacred circular design found in various forms
throughout human history. Unlike a maze, which has dead ends and false
turns, a labyrinth is one continuous path that will eventually lead you
to the center of the circle. It is a powerful symbol of the life
journey we all make, full of unexpected twists and sudden changes in
direction. By walking this archetypal path, we can rediscover the
sacred potential in each of our daily steps.

There is no need to run outside
For better seeing,
Nor to peer from a window. Rather abide
At the center of your being…
Search your heart and see…
The way to do is to be.

Lao Tze

come walk. . .
Labyrinth
www.bernadettegolden.com
BernGolden@yahoo.com

Contemporary Technique at the Egg!

Contemporary Technique

Wednesday, June 29: 5:30 – 6:45

with Chloe Carlson: chloedance@comcast.net

 

The joy of moving; engaging in dialogue and community, and individual artistic expression are what we will focus on as we explore full-bodied, fluid and vigorous dancing.  Class includes structured phrases to warm up, leading to longer sequences in center and across the floor.  Some previous dance experience recommended; senses of playfulness and openness very helpful.  

 

Chloe Carlson shares her lifelong passion for dancing through teaching, choreographing and performing. Currently, she works with New Haven-based Elm City Dance Collective, and as a solo artist and collaborator under her recently launched GUSTO Dance Project.

 

Pre register, please!  

Cheque to Mystic Paper Beasts with the particular class in the subject line. 

That will be how we know if a class is a “go” or not..

 

You may pre register with me at mybeasts@aol.com, or with the instructor (email above).  Cheques are to be written to the Mystic Paper Beasts.  I hope to see you there!!

 

(photo by Rich Davis.)

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Barefoot Zumba at the Egg!

 

Barefoot Zumba at the Dragon’s egg:  

 

Zumba for Dragon’s Egg

Wednesday, June 22: 5:30 – 6:30;  $12

with Monica Bengston: monilynn_747@yahoo.com

 

Zumba: A fun, easy-to-follow dance/fitness class that is appropriate for all ages, at any fitness or skill level.  In this modified barefoot class, we will be using less intense moves, but working with balance, flexibility and cardiovascular strength, all to great Latin and International Rhythms. 

 

Zumba is a very exciting dance party atmosphere full of Latin and international music. You’ll forget you’re working out with the sexy but simple moves to dance music like Cha Cha, Salsa, reggaeton, rumba and more. Best of all, you don’t need any previous dance experience.  It is easy to follow.  This class will be modified in order to make is safe and fun for barefoot. 

 

Monica Bengtson is AFAA certified and has been a Zumba Instructor since 2010.  She teaches Zumba Gold and Zumba Gold Toning in Southeastern Ct. and Rhode Island.  

 

 

Pre register, please!  

Cheque to Mystic Paper Beasts with the particular class in the subject line. 

That will be how we know if a class is a “go” or not..

 

You may pre register with me at mybeasts@aol.com, or with the instructor (email above).  Cheques are to be written to the Mystic Paper Beasts.  I hope to see you there!!

Zumba