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Morgan Griffin at the Egg

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In Morgan’s words: her work:
 
The project I am working on now is a collection of vignettes and short stories. They are an investigation in space, tone, and emotion. A balance between independence and loneliness, strength and fear, beauty and demise. All in a neutral space and neutral surroundings. At times monotonous, but with bursts of energy and tension in details. The stories are inherently personal and feminine. 
 

Belly Dance at the Egg

Erzuli 1Belly Dance with Erzulie @ The Dragon’s Egg
401 Shewville Road, Ledyard, CT 06339
 
Wednesday nights, 6:30 to 8pm, 8 weeks starting Wed., Sept.13, 2017 
(no class Wed. Sept. 27)
$15 drop in, Prepay $96—a savings of $24!
Erzuli 2Middle eastern dance or as it’s popularly known—belly dance—is a fun way to get in shape, bond with fellow dancers, learn about new music and culture and have fun!

Erzulie is a celebrated Boston performer and has a decade of teaching experience so let her introduce you to the magical arts of belly dance. Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes, bare feet or dance shoes and be ready to shimmy!  Learn more about Erzulie at www.erzuliedancer.com

 
Please pre register with Erzulie at erzulie@erzuliedancer.com with class questions. (Make checks out to Erzulie.)
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Erzulie
aka Judith
www.erzuliedancer.com
erzulie@erzuliedancer.com
617 686-1843  

Nathalie Jonas in Residence in August

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Nathalie Jonas is a choreographer, teacher, and Feldenkrais Practitioner. She will be returning the Dragon’s Egg after almost two decades on August 17th and 18th. She is currently at the half-way mark of earning her MFA in dance from Sarah Lawrence College.

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During her residency at the Dragon’s Egg, Nathalie will begin to conceptualize and investigate movement for her new work she will be setting on the Sarah Lawrence students this coming fall.

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Nick Checker’s Benefit Performance of Druids

Nicholas Checker will perform a Storybook Theater rendition of a key sequence from his fantasy adventure novel, DRUIDS, Saturday, July 15th, 4:00 PM at the Dragon’s Egg Theatre & Dance Studio, 401 Shewville Rd., Ledyard.

This is a benefit performance to help generate funds to offset repair costs for Dragon’s Egg co-owner Dan Potter’s art studio, burnt to the ground last winter.

Audiences who find appeal in a tale of an isolated teenage mystic joining with a female knight vying for acceptance in a male-dominated culture, and a swaggering cavalier knight who has little regard for women-in-combat or mystics, will find this unlikely threesome engaging as they seek to rescue their land from a deranged sorcery.

Admission is free, as are the refreshments, but donations of any amount at the door will go toward the rebuilding of Dan’s art studio.
Discount copies of Druids will also be on sale.  Further information, mybeasts@aol.com or 860-444-8711. 
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Soomi Kim – August Resident!

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Artists: 
Soomi Kim- creator and performing artist 
Leta Tremblay- director
Kevan Loney- Video artist
Bryce Cutler- Scenic designer
Mia Chung- dramaturge

Show title: MLCG (My Little china Girl)

Project description:

When David Bowie died, performing artist Soomi Kim was suddenly reminded of her own coming of age as a Korean American in the MTV generation and her adolescent desire to be the exotic Asian woman in Bowie’s China Girl video. MLCG (My Little China Girl), written, choreographed and performed by Kim, video artist Kevan Loney, to be directed by Leta Tremblay. MLCG is a high octane solo performance that traverses Kim’s experiences as a first generation Korean American navigating the tyranny of Western perceptions of beauty; the absence of Asians in mainstream American media; and the dearth of Asian heroines in American narratives. 

World premiere run at Dixon Place November 3,4,10,11,17,18 at 7:30 2017
MLCG is commissioned by Dixon Place
Show page and tickets: 
 
Soomi Kim’s website:
Leta Tremblay’s website:
Kevan Loney’s website:
Bryce Cutler’s website:
Mia Chung’s page:
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The time at the Dragon’s Egg will be spent dividing focus in the different disciplines involved in this piece.
We will spend the week developing the writing, movement and video/design elements. Our goal is to have a working 1st draft script by the end of the week! We look forward to spending quality time together away from the distractions of the city life as well as grooving on the process of making new work.
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 The first photo  is the promo shot (by Peter Yesley)
The others are from a work in progress at Dixon Place that she did in February. 

Nathalie Jonas – August resident!

 

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Nathalie Jonas is a choreographer, teacher, and Feldenkrais Practitioner.
 
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She will be returning the Dragon’s Egg after almost two decades on August 17th and 18th. She is currently at the half-way mark of earning her MFA in dance from Sarah Lawrence College.
 
During her residency at the Dragon’s Egg, Nathalie will begin to conceptualize and investigate movement for her new work she will be setting on the Sarah Lawrence students this coming fall. 
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Modern/Contemporary Dance Technique

July 5:  5:30 – 6:45, Contemporary/Modern Technique Dance;  $15.

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We will focus on the joy of moving and on individual artistic expression as we explore spacious, vigorous dancing and engage in a movement community.  Class includes a structured warm-up leading to longer phrases in center and across the floor.  Some previous dance experience recommended; senses of playfulness and openness encouraged! 

 

“Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost.”~Pina Bausch

 

Photo courtesy of Nikki Carrara © 2017; Sculpture: Gil Boro

 

Animal Farm is Coming

Come come to Animal Farm!
This Saturday, June 24, at 4 pm – a one time only event!
Donations welcome
All ages.
At the Dragon’s Egg.

Eggclouds Park in the far field, and come along the designated path to meet Major and Squealer and Snowball and Napoleon and Boxer and Mollie and Benjamin and Muriel and the chickens and dogs and cats and other pigs of the farm!

Chickens The performance will then take place inside the Dragon’s Egg, and should run about an hour or so..By donation.
Pigs The book by George Orwell is our springing off place, and then the dancers and artists involved do a 5 minute or less each “riff” on the text. 

Dogs

The Mystic Paper Beasts will provide some literal beastie intervals to help tell the tale!  Please do join us!
xo namaste, marya

the Seven Commandments

Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy
Whatever goes upon four legs, or wings, is a friend
No animal shall wear clothes
No animal shall sleep in a bed
No animal shall drink alcohol
No animal shall kill any other animal
All animals are equal

Kundalini at the Egg

June 28: 5-6 pm at the Egg!

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Kundalini Meditation.

Kundalini: An hour long dynamic meditation from Rajneesh, including shaking, dancing, slow motion, and relaxation. It is an amazing release of energy. Suggested donation: $5

Marya Ursin (BA, MA, MsT, RYT500) is the Director of the Dragon’s Egg, co director of the Mystic Paper Beasts, and is on faculty of the National Theatre Institute and of Conn. College. She has been dancing/performing since age 3, and doing yoga since age 19. She has been teaching yoga since 1981. www.dragonseggstudio.org

RSVP so we know if the class is a “go” or not!  my beasts@aol.com
Thanks!

Dan’s Kickstarter Update

We are 76% there, and counting! Only 11 days to go! Please do share this project, and help us to be fully funded so that we can re build a studio for Dan. Thank you so much, all of you, for your support and generosity and interest.

And thank you to the most recent donors:

Kathleen Pickard, Rebecca Davis, and two “guests”.

And, if you are local, do come to Animal Farm this Saturday, June 24th, at 4 pm, at the Egg! A one time only performance! Much fun will be had by all!

Also, NB that Nicky Checker will be doing a dramatized reading from his novel, Druids, on 7/15 at 4 pm, at the Dragon’s Egg, to benefit the rebuilding project.

Thank you all, so much! I am deeply touched, over and over again. xo marya
 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/387195273/dan-potters-studio-burned-now-we-shall-rebuild-fro

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