Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio


Dragon’s Egg Presents!

Dragon’s Egg Presents!  at Triskelion, in Brooklyn, NYC, on September 27th at 2 pm.  This will be a concert of dances, theatre pieces, music, monologue, all created by artists who have been in residence in the past year at the Dragon’s Egg.   Tickets are a mere $15 – do come join us!   Call or email Marya to be on the reservation list:

860 535 3346 (the message says, “Hi, you’ve reached the Mystic Paper Beasts” – this is the correct number!   or my beasts@aol.com

Dragon’s Egg Presents

at Triskelion Arts’ Muriel Schulman Theater


Triskelion Arts

106 Calyer Street

(at the corner of Banker Street)

Brooklyn, NY 11222

G train to Greenpoint Ave



9/27 at 2 pm, 2014

$15 general admission. Seating is limited. 

reservations: mybeasts@aol.com

information: marya at 860 535 3346

Or limited tickets at the door…


ArtBark InternationalKristin Hatleberg

Michelle BachKellie Lynch

Ruth BarnesRebecca Pappas

Ara FitzgeraldRachel Pritzlaff

FullStop CollectiveJason Rabin

Melissa GordonKate Taylor


“assembled” by Marya Ursin: mybeasts@aol.com



Pieces have been developed or inspired during residencies

at the Dragon’s Egg, artist retreat center in Ledyard,Ct. www.dragonseggstudio.org  Contact: mybeasts@aol.com 



Residents Galore at the Egg!

There have been residencies galore at the Egg this summer!   Dancers, actors, musicians are all making things happen  - new worlds are opening and frolicking there in our sacred circus tent in the field!  

Residents have included: Filling the Well, the Nadine Project, Julian Barnett, Sophie Maguire, Grant Jacoby, Art Bark International, Jennifer Yackel, Hana van der Kolk, and, upcoming in August still: Anne Zager, a return of Julian Barnett, the Greenlanders, Brynne Billingsley, not to mention all the amazing artists from far and near who participated in the Narrative Project on June 21st – the Pan Project!

We celebrate them all, and all the wonderful work/play that takes place at the Dragon’s Egg!

Blessings on the journey to you.

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Beasts in Marlborough!

The Beasts will be performing on Union Square in Marlborough, Mass, on 8/9 at 1 pm. Yay! ‘Twill be fun!   Come join us!   


Gala Postponed! Look to October!

The Egg Gala planned for July 12 has been postponed!

Soooo, we shall move to October, when we can all come in costume, see dance performances, have snacks, and generally celebrate the changing season!  Yes?   October 5th afternoon is a contender… Oct. 19 is also a possibility. 

Stay tuned!   and think gala thoughts for October.

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Gala! Beasts and Dragons!

Come join us for a mid July Gala to celebrate the Egg:  July 12th, 1-4 pm!


We began this adventure of the Dragon’s Egg with the dream, the drawing, the construction, the opening, some fifteen years ago.  We wanted a place for the Beasts to rehearse and to play, and to provide a place for artists – dancers and actors – to come to be on retreat for a weekend or a week or a bit more, that they might be able to fulfill their own dreams of creation, and a place for the community to come share in these adventures, as we all “risk, fail, risk again!”    


This July 12th from 1 – 4 pm, we shall have an Open House Gala at the Egg: there will be performances, including short pieces by David Dorfman, Ara Fitzgerald, Kellie Lynch, Jeremy Picard, a bazaar with soaps and gowns on sale, drinks and savories and sweets, and the opportunity to wear a mask, drum a drum, rattle a tambourine.   We invite you as members, as community, as future members, to celebrate the Egg on this fireworks day!


Nadine Project Showing

NADINE CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT – Directed by Libby Nye and Janet Soares

Saturday July 5th at 4:00  
The Dragon’s Egg, 401 Shewville Road
The NADINE Project (New Artists Dance in New England) was created in 2010 to mentor dancers and their choreography in a congenial environment designed to further the art and craft of making dances. Daily sessions investigate principals of modern technique and then explore compositional methods and their potential in shaping into completed creations. In  addition to artist interactions as choreographic process evolves participants enjoy the availability of rehearsal space and living accommodations. 

Peter Pan at the Egg: the Pan Project!

Pan!   The Peter Pan Project!!   

is coming up – so hold the date


on June 21st, at 4 pm 

at the Dragon’s Egg, 401 Shewville Road, Ledyard

for information: contact me (marya) at mybeasts@aol.com 


This is a one time only adventure!  

Peter Pan is our beginning point, with performers offering riffs on the text, and the outdoor performers engaging you as pirates and fairies, lost boys and crocodiles, Indians and tree trunks!   

Marya is assembling this, our 12th Narrative Project.


Come!  I hope to see you there!  All ages and styles.

xo namaste, marya

Heart s ease

Dance Sampler Begins with an Ahhhh

Come try something new, or familiar!  Play, dance, rest, learn, expand your way of being.   Here is the schedule for the annual summer dance sampler series at the Dragon’s Egg, organized by Marya Ursin.

Summer Dance Sampler  6/4- 7/30,  2014

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, @ $12,  unless otherwise noted


Pre registration for each class singly 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…


June 4    Priscilla Humphrey: Restorative Yoga  

June 11  Monica Bengston:  Zumba

June 18  Jessica Ferrol:  Ayurveda, the Intuitive Healing System

June 25  Maia Bingham: Hooping

July 2    Marya Ursin: Kundalini Meditation, (begins at 5 pm)  $5 donation 

July 9     Chloe Carlson: Contemporary Technique

July 16   Ashley Jones:  African Dance

July 23   Christine Poland:  Modern Dance

July 30   Sharon Didato:  Tai Chi  (begins at 6 pm)

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Memorial Day Parade

The Beasts were in the Memorial Day Parade that goes from Pawcatuck to Westerly, spanning memories, times, rivers, and states, with the Bird of Peace, two Hindu gods, a tiger, and a goat!   


Visual Literature


Sunday, June 1st, 5 PM, Nightshade Productions to stage a Visual Literature presentation of Nicky Checker’s soon-to-be published paperback novels, DRUIDS and SCRATCH (Oak Tree Press, California). Presentation is at the Dragon’s Egg Studio in Ledyard and will entreat audiences to a hypnotic theatrical medium by dramatizing a chapter from each literary work. (Tasty refreshments provided generously by Antinores Pizza of Quaker Hill.) No official charge for admission, but donations of any amount are gratefully accepted to help Dragon’s Egg bring future works to life; a portion will also go to Forgotten Angels Rescue Sanctuary in Griswold. Performers: Sharyn Farrell, Mitch Cote, Kevin McMahon, Brian Ellsworth, Beverly Hayes, Malcolm Cameron. Original guitar music: Mitch Cote.

DRAGON’S EGG WEBSITE: http://dragonseggstudio.org/

DRUIDS: fantasy adventure of three unlikely comrades trying to save a broken kingdom from a Druid Lord who has unleashed a deranged sorcery on their world. It is a tale of a gifted young acolyte whose eerie cryptic sense deems him out of synch with the norm.

SCRATCH: allegorical tale of a legendary tomcat on a quest to save two warring clans from a greater horror quietly stalking them all. A tale of loyalty, friendship and courage, one that explores the decency and despair of human and animal relations.