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TedTed upcoming at the Egg!

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 tedted Performance Group is excited to be in residence at Dragon’s Egg! While in residence the company will be piecing together its smaller ideas (scenes, songs, and dances) into a more complete version of our newest work 95 POEMS. 95 POEMS is a multi-media performance-based work that is set to premiere in Brooklyn, NY Spring 2020. We are excited to have the entire company in residence to create the full cast sections as well as to explore more deeply our inter-media collaborations.

Lindsey Jones at the Egg

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Spending time at the Dragon’s Egg for me is about stepping into the unknown. I have been a dancer for the past 8 years, and recently I have had the impulse to start exploring my own creative voice and a desire to start creating work. The Dragon’s Egg is a particularly special and appealing space to begin this development of my own artistic practices. I have been to the Egg as a dancer and have felt great energy and ease in the studio and have an appreciation for the beautiful outdoor landscape where the Egg lies. It is both accessible and removed from my chaotic-freelance life in NYC. I’m looking forward to giving myself space and freedom to explore new creative practices and time to develop my voice at The Egg.

Kickstarter Campaign for the Fall Concert at University Settlement


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I have just launched a kickstarter project!
Please feel free to share this widely, to help us to support this particular dream!
xo marya

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dragonseggpresents/dragons-egg-at-university-settlement-nyc-in-december?ref=project_build#

Yoga shifts for Marya for the next few weeks

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Updates

Yes, yoga on August 26th, at 4:30. 
No yoga on Labour Day.
Yes, yoga on August 11th (Wednesday) at 4:30.

And then we are back to normal.   5 pm on Mondays!

What a lovely brisk late summer day, with clouds rolling in.  My daughter and little grand are expected, that we may celebrate my upcoming Virgo birthday !

 namaste, marya
“When one is considering the universe, it is important, sensible even, to try and find some balance between laughter and uncontrollable weeping.”

Ella Frances Sanders

Dragon’s Egg Presents


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Hi!
The Dragon’s Egg (Marya Ursin is organizing and producing) is presenting 8 or 9 artists who have been in residence at the Egg in a concert at

University Settlement
on December 7th, at 1:30 pm.
Here is the FaceBook link:

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/709336096198372/

 

Please come!

 

xo namaste, marya

Sara Juli at the Egg

The piece Sara Juli has been working on at the Egg this week during her residency at the Egg premiers at SPACE in Portland, ME October 17-19th.

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Photo was taken by Eric Bandiero

 

Burnt-Out Wife

A world premiere of Maine based artist Sara Juli’s latest feminist solo, Burnt­-Out Wife. Taking on topics such as monogamy, intimacy, loneliness, and other marital taboos, Juli employs her physical and comedic talents to explore autobiographical issues of importance to all women. This full length, multimedia work defies genre and will spark community conversations while exploring the detritus and decay of one woman’s marriage and blowing up the institution with humor, reflection, and a complete re-imagining.

ECHOensemble at the Egg: Showing on 9/2

ECHOensemble will be in residence at the Dragon’s Egg at the end of August, and will have a showing of work in progress on Labour Day, September 2, at 5 pm.  Do come!

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ECHOensemble creates evolving architecture of movement and sound. Together, dancers and musicians become resonant bodies, instruments of space, dissolving their mediums into one. Directed by Jonah Udall, the Brooklyn-based collective comes together around an awareness-based practice called SHIFT, influenced by Steve Reich’s “process music,” Mary Overlie’s Viewpoints method, and two years of organic, physical research. Conversing with space and time through repetition and natural evolution, they discover shared worlds where nine singular voices ring out and blend together as one. ECHOensemble’s evening-length debut “One” premiered at Dixon Place (New York, NY) in January, 2019.

For our first-ever company residency at the Egg, we will be diving deep with our practice SHIFT, researching new directions for our work while growing closer as an ensemble. We will be focusing in on where movement becomes sound and sound becomes movement, finding the places where our media break apart into something new. This gift of space and time will allow us to work in many more ways than a normal rehearsal schedule affords us. On Monday evening September 2nd at 5pm, we will present the fruits of what we’ve been working on in a unique performance to honor the space.

Luke Murphy and Dancers Showing

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Luke Murphy and Dancers will have a showing of their work in progress this Friday, August 2nd, at 6 pm, at the Dragon’s Egg!   It will last for less than half an hour, and they welcome feedback, so feel free to stay afterwards to chat.  

I hope to see you there!  xo marya

 

VILLAINS

 

While on residence Luke Murphy will be developing a new work with video designer David Fishel and dancers Eddie Oroyan, Zoe Gyssler, Omar Gordon and Hsiao Jou Tang title Villains. Villains is 

 

a live graphic novel presented through dance, theatre, and animation, exploring the roles of hero and villain in contemporary culture in an era where your 15 minutes of fame is often followed by a lifetime of infamy. In a world of Twitter wars, cycling news feeds and cancel culture, come explore the myths and legends we create, destroy and forget in the rise and fall from viral fame to infamy — all within the course of any given week.

 

With a multi-screen installation by video artist David Fishel, this dance-theatre performance weaves a tale of mysterious characters, conflicted heroes, innocent bystanders and big, big bad guys.

 

 

 

Luke Murphy

 

Originally from Cork City, Luke is a performer and choreographer based between Cork, New York and Brussels.

 

Luke has danced with Ultima Vez from 2014-2018 touring internationally in productions of In Spite of Wishing and Wanting, Booty Looting and Spiritual Unity and Punchdrunk since 2009, performing leading roles in the original casts of Sleep No More in Shanghai (‘16-‘18), New York City (’11-‘15) as well as productions of The Drowned Man in London and Sleep No More in Boston. In addition he has danced in the companies of Martha Clarke, Kate Weare and Pavel Zustiak and in projects with John Kelly, John Scott, Janis Brenner, Luca Silvestrini, Jonah Bokaer and Bill T Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company.

 

Luke’s own work has been supported by various commissions, awards and residencies internationally including Arts Council of Ireland, Cork City Council, CultureIreland, New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, Kaatsbaan International Dance Centre, Pavilion Theatre, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Irish Arts Centre, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, DanceLimerick, DanceBase Edinburgh, Tribeca Performing Arts Centre, DanceNow Silo Kirkland Farm, Tanz Tendendz Munich, b12 Berlin and others. He has created and performed seven evening length works throughout Ireland, UK and USA (Drenched 2012, Icarus 2013, Your Own Man/Mad Notions 2015, On Triumph and Trauma 2016, The Dust We Raised 2017 ExCaelo 2018 The Milkyboy Kid 2018). Luke founded Attic Projects in 2014 as an umbrella for his various independent projects in dance, film and theatre. Luke is the producer and programming director of The Catch8 Workshop Series in Cork City and is currently working toward the opening of a new dance residency centre in County Cork.

 

Luke trained at Point Park University where he earned his BFA in Dance and English in 2009 and University of Chichester where he earned an MA in Choreography in 2017.

Luke Murphy and Company

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VILLAINS

 

While on residence Luke Murphy will be developing a new work with video designer David Fishel and dancers Eddie Oroyan, Zoe Gyssler, Omar Gordon and Hsiao Jou Tang title Villains. Villains is 

 

a live graphic novel presented through dance, theatre, and animation, exploring the roles of hero and villain in contemporary culture in an era where your 15 minutes of fame is often followed by a lifetime of infamy. In a world of Twitter wars, cycling news feeds and cancel culture, come explore the myths and legends we create, destroy and forget in the rise and fall from viral fame to infamy — all within the course of any given week.

 

With a multi-screen installation by video artist David Fishel, this dance-theatre performance weaves a tale of mysterious characters, conflicted heroes, innocent bystanders and big, big bad guys.

 

 

Luke Murphy

 

Originally from Cork City, Luke is a performer and choreographer based between Cork, New York and Brussels.

 

Luke has danced with Ultima Vez from 2014-2018 touring internationally in productions of In Spite of Wishing and Wanting, Booty Looting and Spiritual Unity and Punchdrunk since 2009, performing leading roles in the original casts of Sleep No More in Shanghai (‘16-‘18), New York City (’11-‘15) as well as productions of The Drowned Man in London and Sleep No More in Boston. In addition he has danced in the companies of Martha Clarke, Kate Weare and Pavel Zustiak and in projects with John Kelly, John Scott, Janis Brenner, Luca Silvestrini, Jonah Bokaer and Bill T Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company.

 

Luke’s own work has been supported by various commissions, awards and residencies internationally including Arts Council of Ireland, Cork City Council, CultureIreland, New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, Kaatsbaan International Dance Centre, Pavilion Theatre, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Irish Arts Centre, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, DanceLimerick, DanceBase Edinburgh, Tribeca Performing Arts Centre, DanceNow Silo Kirkland Farm, Tanz Tendendz Munich, b12 Berlin and others. He has created and performed seven evening length works throughout Ireland, UK and USA (Drenched 2012, Icarus 2013, Your Own Man/Mad Notions 2015, On Triumph and Trauma 2016, The Dust We Raised 2017 ExCaelo 2018 The Milkyboy Kid 2018). Luke founded Attic Projects in 2014 as an umbrella for his various independent projects in dance, film and theatre. Luke is the producer and programming director of The Catch8 Workshop Series in Cork City and is currently working toward the opening of a new dance residency centre in County Cork.

 

Luke trained at Point Park University where he earned his BFA in Dance and English in 2009 and University of Chichester where he earned an MA in Choreography in 2017.

 

Amy and Kristy at the Egg this week

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Amy and Kristy will be arriving this week for their Dragon’s Egg Residency.  

Come join us!  Amy has a book signing and talk on Saturday from 4-6 at Bank Square Books, in Mystic, Ct!

https://www.banksquarebooks.com/event/bsb-amy-oestreicher-my-beautiful-detour-book-signing

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Here is some information about the duo and what they will be doing in their time at the Egg.   

Youtube Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy4AkRr5uSI

 
/fôrm/ is a multidisciplinary narrative, exploring trauma through the archetypal hero’s journey.  It will incorporate art, movement, and music in an (autobiographical) story illustrated by mixed media art, and visual media. 

 

The story follows the exploration of a young woman as she redefines what it means to be “home.” Unexpectedly sucked into the world of trauma, she discovers, the darkest demons are within herself. Embarking on an archetypal hero’s journey, she recreates and forms a new definition of “home” through the lessons learned from trauma. She allows these lessons to illuminate her path give her a gift that she can bestow upon society, and herself. Forming a bold, new identity through art she finds “home” can never be rediscovered but instead reformed through, the expansive freedom of creativity, the universal symbols of myth, and the patterns in the stories all around us. 
For more information on Amy’s Work – amyoes.com
For more information on Kristy’s Work – kristychambrelli.com

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