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Windy Willows and 75 alive!

Hold the Date!
August 15th at noon
In front of the Dragon’s Egg at 401 Shewville, Ledyard

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The Windy Willows!
And a celebration of 75 for Dan!

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This year’s Narrative Event will take a look at The Wind in the Willows, with the performers all placed out of doors, and you, our friends and guests, on a promenade through the river of life. It will involve dance, music, monologue, puppet, and beasts, and will be followed by Cake and Jubilee! And balloons, flying balsa planes, yo-yos, croquet, and boules. We invite you to bring your picnic!

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There is no rain date. If it is raining, the Wind in the Willows will take place inside the Egg, and will be followed by cake. (Masks are required indoors; though we encourage outdoor masking if you are going to be congregating close to others!)

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We hope for Sun! = To shine on this sunny lad, this Leo who will happily lead you on a dangerous adventure down a zip line behind his studio, or a dip in the brook, just as Toad of Toad Hall might be wont to do.
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No need for gifts, but cards will be welcome. If you must bring something, bring some Martinelli’s sparkling apple cider, for a toast!

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Toad’s roadster, in progress..

Somatopia at the Egg on August 5th at 5

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A dance/theater performance
by the Living Space Theatre

Choreography, creation and direction by K.J. Holmes
in close collaboration with the artists: Aneta Jankowska, Grzegorz Labuda, Jakub Margosiak

Soma is defined as the body as well as the imagination within the body. Utopia is described as “no place” yet also
“a field.” If our bones hold our history, where do we find our next direction? In this strange time of pandemic re-
emergence, are we moving back into what we knew or forward into other futures? Perhaps it is in a suspension of
time, in our dreams, in that place of no place, a field…

Performance sponsored by: The National Institute of Music and Dance as part of the Choreographic Orders 2021
program financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland and The City of Katowice, Poland
Co-produced by: The Polish Cultural Institute New York
Supported from: The Actors’ Ensemble, Chatham, NY

About Living Space Theatre:
Living Space Theatre is a nomadic theatre founded in 2016 by artists who graduated from the Dance Theatre
Department of National Theatre Academy in Cracow (Poland). In our works, we combine movement, dance, and
acting focused on the physical body and imagination. Through our performances, we hope to raise a voice about
current social issues, tolerance, and human rights. For more information visit: www.livingspacetheatre.com
About K.J. Holmes:
K.J. Holmes, a Brooklyn based dance artist/actor/singer/writer, travels nationally and internationally
teaching/performing/creating. K.J. has been exploring improvisation as process and performance since 1981. For
more information visit: www.kjholmes.info

“I have not seen a place of pilgrimage or an abode of bliss like my body.
Yet, curious indeed it is, that we generally roam about in the whole world in search of it.“ (Dasgupta)

August 5th Performance! Somatopia

Somatopia

A dance/theater performance
by the Living Space Theatre
Choreography, creation and direction by K.J. Holmes
in collaboration with the artists: Aneta Jankowska, Grzegorz Labuda, Jakub Margosiak

Soma is defined as the body as well as the imagination within the body. Utopia is described as “no place” yet also “a field.” If our bones hold our history, where do we find our next direction? In this strange time of pandemic re-emergence, are we moving back into what we knew or forward into other futures? Perhaps it is in a suspension of time, in our dreams, in that place of no place, a field…

Performance sponsored by: The National Institute of Music and Dance as part of the Choreographic Orders 2021
program financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland and The City of Katowice, Poland
Co-produced by: The Polish Cultural Institute New York
Supported from: The Actors’ Ensemble, Chatham, NY

About Living Space Theatre:
Living Space Theatre is a nomadic theatre founded in 2016 by artists who graduated from the Dance Theatre Department of National Theatre Academy in Cracow (Poland). In our works, we combine movement, dance, and acting focused on the physical body and imagination. Through our performances, we hope to raise a voice about current social issues, tolerance, and human rights. For more information visit: www.livingspacetheatre.com

About K.J. Holmes:
K.J. Holmes, a Brooklyn based dance artist/actor/singer/writer, travels nationally and internationally teaching/performing/creating. K.J. has been exploring improvisation as process and performance since 1981. For more information visit: www.kjholmes.info

“I have not seen a place of pilgrimage or an abode of bliss like my body.
Yet, curious indeed it is, that we generally roam about in the whole world in search of it.“ (Dasgupta)

Croquet at the Egg is on the Rain Date

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Re the Croquet et al at the Egg, originally scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Egg:

Currently, showers, possibly thunderstorms, are predicted for Tuesday,
so the Croquet and Boules gathering will be on the rain date,
which is Wednesday, 6/23, when it is supposed to be clear, or mostly clear!

This is not really a pot luck, as I am avoiding shared bowls and serving dishes and such. There will be iced teas and seltzer and cookies and such. And yes, you may bring seltzer or juice or nuts or crackers or clementines or baked things – just keeping the items discrete!

Mostly it is just to have a late afternoon chat and high stakes croquet playing! on the uneven turf of the field in front of the Egg. Heh. To allow for this playing space, park at the far end of the field (so immediately as you come into the field, park to your left and walk toward the Egg from there).

Oh! we sorted through our books, so there are boxes and boxes of books in the Barn. Please take a look, and take one, several, lots!

You may be unmasked out of doors (please practice social distancing), but if you need to use the bathroom in the egg, masks are required.

See you on Wednesday, I hope!!

xo marya

Live Film Streaming by Permafrost, at the Egg!

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Greetings!
Permafrost is in residence at the Dragon’s Egg all week. There will be an Online offering of a live play being performed and recorded at the Dragon’s Egg this week!! I hope you can come! See the details below.

The High Priestess is a livestreamed performance with shows Wednesday the 16th, Thursday the 17th, and Friday the 18th at 8pm each night. It will be re-streamed the following weekend.

Permafrost Theatre Collective aims to create a new type of hybrid site-specifc theater that is both transformative and cathartic.

Permafrost Theatre Collective proudly presents as part of their Theatre on the Rocks series:
The High Priestess
Written by Andrew Martini
Directed by Rachel B Karp
Director of Photography – George Redner
Lighting Design and Assistant Camera Operator – Amara McNeil

Filmed and streamed on location at the Dragon’s Egg Studio in Ledyard, CT

On the eve of Claudia Holcomb’s sixtieth birthday, her estranged daughter returns home, bringing with her sinister memories from the past. As the Holcomb family unearths these haunting truths, and new revelations threaten to tear apart an already fractured family, Claudia’s mortality is thrown into sharp relief and she must begin to question her faith in the mysterious forces of the universe.

Cast includes Sandra Laub, Ziggy Schulting, Mel Gonzales, Iris Rhian, Khandis Merritt, and Peter Quinones.

The code for discount tickets is: PRIESTESS10

And everyone can buy tickets at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-high-priestess-by-andrew-martini-tickets-157357810447

Tickets $15-$30

If you cannot attend and are able to donate, please drop us the price of a ticket or glass of wine in our Venmo below!

@PermafrostTC
or check out our Patreon

We are also able to take tax-deductible donations through Fractured Atlas.

Additional streaming tickets will be released on June 19th.

PTC believes that theater and events should be easily accessible for everyone – if you cannot purchase a ticket at this time and still wish to attend, please email us at permafrosttheatrecollective@gmail.com.

Additionally, if you have any access needs, please let us know so we can help to make your experience more accommodating.

Thank you!!

Clare Byrne and the Celestials, open showing at the Egg

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A SHOWING of LIVE MUSIC-IN-PROGRESS at the DRAGON’s EGG – please join us, as we all gratefully step back into live performance…

Saturday June 26, 2021
5:00PM
at the Dragon’s Egg

Clare Byrne and members of The Celestials – Amy Larimer, Nicholas Leichter, and Dan Strauss – will be offering the fruits of a first group Dragon’s Egg Residency – and their first live performance together in seventeen months!

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Clare Byrne and The Celestials is a collective group of Connecticut, New York, and Vermont musicians and dancers who have performed together in New England, New York, and beyond for many years. In this residency they are workshopping a new batch of songs for the album “Six Tone Tune Truck,” exploring strident, raw sounds and lush vocal harmonies. Clare Byrne is on vocals, guitar, and harmonica, Amy Larimer is on vocals and hand percussion, Nicholas Leichter is on keyboard and vocals, and Dan Strauss is on electric guitar, performing songs from Byrne, Strauss, Lawrence/Miller, and Prince.

photos: One is a house concert at Nick Leichter’s apartment in 2019, taken by the incredible Hiroyuki Ito. The other was at Fort Greene Park last August! a nice one, taken by Amy Larimer (so she is not “in” the photo, but is in the collective).

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Maia and Medea fly at the Egg

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Maia&Medea are versatile multidisciplinary circus and dance artists who have worked together for several years in solo and ensemble projects.

We are working on splicing together our two solo shows into an integrated program.

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Last winter at the Egg, we worked on devising points of encounter and overlap..
This time in spring, we further developed our own personal sections with mutual feedback and workshopping.

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Medea’s arc is about becoming a phoenix in the face of mental turmoil. It is structured by the phases of bipolar disorder from first-hand experience.

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Maia’s arc is about locating yourself in the world and history when every box this chimera has ever checked is the one marked “other.”

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We envision that each arc could be experienced as a complete work in itself, while also existing in an enhanced form through the combination. Coming from a deeply personal place, as we interact with each other, each person’s story ends up affecting the other’s–from one alien to another.

Raving Jaynes open showing at the Egg on June 7th at 5 pm

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Hi!
Please join us at the Dragon’s Egg on June 7th for the beloved duo, the Raving Jaynes, comedic dancer/improvisers who will be in residence, at 5 pm.
Audience members will need to be masked, and we are limiting the number to 20, so be on time!
I look forward to seeing you at this, our first open Dragon’s Egg Presents event since March, 2020!
xo marya

Please join the Raving Jaynes for their first live performance since January 2020!

June 7th, 5:00

Hope to see you and celebrate the return of live theatre:)

The Raving Jaynes: Improvised Dance/Theater is a highly physical improv duo that creates spontaneous theater for intimate spaces. Weaving together techniques from clown, dance and improv, the performers, Jamie Graham and Amy Larimer, play between mediums. Movement, text and sound are twisted together to transform what waits in the empty space into sweaty stories. Each performance is created in front of an audience, in real time and no two performances are the same. We believe the practice of improvisation has the power to open us to experiences beyond our habitual patterns of body and mind. In our workshops and performances, we celebrate the release of the secret, strange worlds that move through each of us. Improvisation requires courage, receptivity, listening, agreement and a spirit of play. We aim, particularly in the current climate of polarization and fear, to create a space where these qualities can live in order to illuminate the underlying magic of the everyday. We believe that humor, embodied presence and the energy of live creation can help remind the audience of their own creative potential. The Raving Jaynes perform regularly at the PIT in New York City, teach workshops and are advocates for the art of improvisation as a performance practice. They have been presented at over 30 festival throughout the US and abroad including Mt Olymprov Improv Festival in Athens; IMPRO Amsterdam; the Abundance Festival in Karlstad, Sweden; Big City Improv Festival in Toronto and La 2da Muestra Nacional de Improvisación Teatral/ImproTop in Tepic, Mexico; www.theravingjaynes.com,www.facebook.com/theravingjaynes, @ravingjaynes.

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Check out our YouTube channel to see the video “Snow Exit” we made to keep us busy during quarantine.

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Falls Kennedy at the Egg

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Falls Kennedy is so incredibly grateful to Marya Ursin and Mystic Paper Beasts for keeping Dragon’s Egg open for artists and collaborators, most especially this past year.

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Two (too brief!) stints at Dragon’s Egg in October and April have been a true light and haven during my pandemic year. As a 6’1″ tall dancer living in a 7’6″ tall apartment, the height and breath that comes with being in Dragon’s Egg has been a magnificent respite. Also, being so continuously bathed in sunshine is a major perk of staying in Dragon’s Egg, especially coming from the shadowed streets of New York City. The quietitude and peace at Dragon’s Egg is almost unrivaled and (at least for myself) a necessary element for creative play and creation.

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During my residencies at Dragon’s Egg, I got the opportunity to work on and dabble in choreography and text for a solo project, From My Grandfather’s Record Collection, for a potential group project, Ode to the Greats: From You Favorite Disgruntled Ex Ballerinas, and a film project, Isolations Trio: The Fake Anti-Mask Dance, Untitled and I Love You: Don’t Drink Bleach. The open time and space offered at the Dragon’s Egg without restriction or expectation is such a treat and has been a distinctive highlight of my past year. I feel extraordinarily lucky to be part of the Dragon’s Egg community.

Hygienic Earth Egg Links us at noon on Sunday

Here is the link for the Hygienic Earth Egg event Sunday, April 25, at noon.

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Marya Ursin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Hygienic Egg at Home
Time: Apr 25, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 820 1822 2788
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