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Mystic Paper Beasts in Norwood

Skytails5The Mystic Paper Beasts will be performing Sky Tails at the Cleveland School in Norwood, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, May 23rd.  

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This is a performance that is organized by YAMa, Young Audiences Massachusetts, for which they are a listed troupe.  We are looking forward to offering these amazing tales of the sky and earth to an audience of lower school adventurers in life!

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EarthDay was Lovely

Earth Day is Every Day

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was a wonderful, sweet, event of community gathering, music playing, poetry being shared.  

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There were vendors and people swinging, bacci on offer, lots of conversation and sitting on the deck.  

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There was a nature walk led by Laurie.

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There was poetry and hooping!

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And there were Radishes – huge, to go with sun tea.  

It was lovely, and I thank all who were involved in any way.  Come again come again come again!

Earth Day! Sunday, May 21, 1-4 pm

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This Sunday!!  Come to the Dragon’s Egg celebration of the Earth on May 21, from 1 – 4.  There will be vendors and games and psychics and music and dancing and hooping and a nature walk and – you!  Community in celebration!   I look forward to seeing you here.  xo 

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Earth Day is Every Day – Come to the Egg on May 21

 

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We shall celebrate Earth Day at the Dragon’s Egg on Sunday, May 21st, from 1 – 4.  There will be vendors, psychics, hooping, games, nature walk, community!  And M and M’s, of course.  Please join us!  namaste, and may you walk in peace.  

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Summer Dance Sampler at the Egg

There will be a Dance Sampler in June and July on Wednesdays in the late afternoon/early evenings. 

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June 7   5:30- 6:45  Restorative Yoga with Priscilla Humphrey

June 14  tba

June 21  6 – 7:  Zumba Sampler with Monica Bengtson

June 28 5-6 pm  Kundalini Dynamic Meditation, guided by Marya, $5 donation, rsvp

July 5   tba

July 12: 5:30 – 6:45  Contemporary/Modern technique with Chloe Carlson

July 19 – 5:30 – 7  Bellydance with Erzulie  erzulie@erzuliedancer.com

July 26  5:30 – 7: Acro Yoga with Molly Murkett 

 

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June 21 

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Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music/dance themes that create a dynamic and fun workout!  The routines are easy to follow and do.  No dance experience is necessary.  The routines feature fitness interval training, with combined fast and slow rhythms, that tone and sculpt the body.  

Please note that this class is normally conducted wearing appropriate footwear.  In this venue, we will be dancing barefoot.  Therefore, the class will be modified.  “Barefoot Zumba”, will be conducted at a slightly slower pace, with an emphasis on core and balance.  We will use rhythms such as Flamenco, and Bellydance, as well as modified Salsa and Cumbia.  

 

 

July 12

Chloe Carlson

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

 

July 19

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Belly Dance with Erzulie

Middle 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!   www.erzuliedancer.com

 

July 26: 5:30 – 7 = Acro Yoga

Yoga & Acro Play Workshop with Molly Murkett Bruno

 

Fun yoga and movement workshop for beginners through advanced! Expand your practice, increase your strength, stamina and confidence. Hone your body awareness, strengthen the core, and improve your balance with a yoga flow, and then it’s time to play! Learn to go upside down with inversions like handstands and headstands. Fly your partner and be flown with Acro Yoga! A safe, community atmosphere for ages 11+, from newbie to seasoned yogi. Under 18+ will need parental permission slip signed at drop off.

Contact mollyheartyoga@gmail.com or call 860-961-8627 for questions.

Molly Murkett Bruno is a yoga teacher passionate about incorporating recreation and relaxation into a healthy lifestyle. She integrates positive intention into yoga classes to empower students for personal development and improve the quality of life. She teaches restorative, gentle, vinyasa, and acro yoga at studios and locations in Southeastern CT.

 

Check the website, and contact Marya at mybeasts@aol.com for more information.

 

Student classes at CC on Tues-Thurs. 9 am  do not meet during the summer, and at NTI on T, Th, F, begin 6/20- end of July

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SUMMER YOGA 2017:  DRAGON’S EGG

 

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The schedule will also be posted on our website:  www.dragonseggstudio.org

Pre registration for the session is requested, and will determine whether or not the class is a “go”. 

 

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401 Shewville Rd., Ledyard, Ct.  (exit 89, or 90 from I 95)

 

Monday evenings at 5 pm (4:45 optional meditation) 

session: 5/22-7/31 (no class one time tba) =10 classes.  Fee:  $110.  Single class:  $14 

 

Wednesdays early! 7 am pre work one hour class, @$12, single class pay.  ongoing…with tba days off

 

Saturdays tba: at 7:45 am, and  at 11:15 am., rarely – tba:  @$13

 

 

There will be a Dance Sampler in June and July on Wednesdays at 5 pm.  

 

June 7   5:30- 6:45  Restorative Yoga with Priscilla Humphrey

June 14  tba

June 21  6 – 7:  Zumba Sampler with Monica Bengtson

June 28 5-6 pm  Kundalini Dynamic Meditation, guided by Marya, $5 donation, rsvp

July 5   tba

July 12: 5:30 – 6:45  Contemporary/Modern technique with Chloe Carlson

July 19 – 5:30 – 7  Bellydance with Erzulie  erzulie@erzuliedancer.com

July 26  5:30 – 7: Acro Yoga with Molly Murkett 

 

Check the website, and contact Marya at mybeasts@aol.com for more information.

 

Student classes at CC on Tues-Thurs. 9 am  do not meet during the summer, and at NTI on T, Th, F, begin 6/20- end of July

 

 

Please feel free to arrange with me to come early or to stay late to speak of yogic concerns:  I am at your service.   

 

I hope your days are full of joy and ease, peace and well being!  namaste,  Marya

 

Marya Ursin  (860 444 7247; dragonseggstudio@gmail.com; mybeasts@aol.com, 8 Hancox Street, Stonington, Ct. 06378

 

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Look for various showings of work in progress through the summer.

Summer narrative project based on Animal Farm will be on June 24 at 4 pm – put it on your calendar Now!!

Fall October 2017 will feature various fundraising parties in various cities, communities, and countries.  Please consider offering a party to benefit the Dragon’s Egg during the month of October.

Grant Jacoby and Dancers in Residence

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Grant Jacoby and Dancers will be in Residence at the Dragon’s Egg fromMay 31- June 2.

Grant Jacoby is a New York City and Boston based choreographer, performer, and teacher. He was born and raised in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Connecticut College with a BA in dance and theater. He has danced with the companies Quicksilver Dance, Brayton Dance, and Lorraine Chapman The Company, and has performed in works by Merce Cunningham (as restaged by Holley Farmer), David Parker & The Bang Group, Mark Dendy, Annie Kloppenberg, and Lauren Simpson. He has presented work at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Triskelion Arts, Green Space, The Dance Complex (Boston Globe Critics Pick 2014 & 2015), Green Street Studios (Boston Globe Critics Pick 2016), Les Champs Melisey, AS220 (Dorry Award 2016), RAW Boston (2014 Performer of the Year), and The International Festival of Arts & Ideas. He has had residencies at The Dragon’s Egg, The Dance Complex, Green Street Studios, and at The Shaker Dance Revival Project.  He has been on faculty at Boston Ballet, The Boston Conservatory, Sereda DanceWorks, and Brookline Academy of Dance. He is currently pursuing his MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College.

Grant Jacoby and his dancerGrantjacoby2s are coming to The Dragon’s Egg to further develop their new work “Wyoming” which will be presented at The Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA on June 2nd and June 3rd at 8 PM. “Wyoming” is a movement study exploring queer phenomenological theories of orientation and disorientation within a particular designated time and space.  Inspired by the writings of queer theorist Sarah Ahmed as well as the death of Matthew Shepard, “Wyoming” deconstructs ideas of comfort, home, and displacement. Using personal anecdotes, restructuring of environment, and unconventional sound design, “Wyoming” poses questions such as: what exactly characterizes a home? Is it a physical structure, a specific location, a personal connection/relationship, or even just an overarching notion? How does an individual (or individuals) change when they are removed from this safe space? How do we navigate a foreign space while constantly being haunted by the familiar? Might we find solace by actually turning away from sources we know to forge our own path?
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Clare Byrne in Residence

 

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Clare Byrne – dancer, songwriter and choreographer – is working on a solo sabbatical project “Song and Dance Man.” Freshly back in the States from artist residencies in Ireland and Italy, she’s tossing together her longtime experimental dance acumen with her newer musical skills and seeing what kind of alchemy results.
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New tools: electric guitar, amp, loop pedal. Old tools: body, wind instruments and words. With a whole batch of new songs, she’s playing with breaking them down and building them up in ways that leave space for winds of wildness to move through.

Raving Jaynes in Residence!

The Raving Jaynes will be in residence at the Egg!!  May 4 – 7… Now!!

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.  Nothing is choreographed! Nothing is scripted! 

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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. Through the act of spontaneous creation, we aim to create a space where the sacred and profane, natural and fantastic, vulnerable, flawed, ridiculous and hopeful are freed to mingle in a field of imagination and play.   

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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 IMPRO Amsterdam; the Abundance Festival in Karlstad, Sweden; Big City Improv Festival in Toronto; TCIF in Minneapolis; the ADaPT Festival in Santa Barbara; Big City Improv in Toronto; Built on Stilts in Martha’s Vineyard; The Crisis Art Festival in Arezzo, Italy; The Comedy in Dance Festival at Triskelion Arts; Dancemopolitan at Joe’s Pub; The District Improv Festival in D.C.; Duofest in Philadelphia; The NYC Improv Festival; The Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre Festival, The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin; Your Move in Jersey City and The Tank.

Julia Greer and Shelby Green in Residence!


Julia Greer and Shelby Green are both alums of the National Theater Institute and Kenyon College.

They have worked together in New York City with The Hearth, Julia’s company dedicated to making plays by and making room for women. Julia has most recently been seen in Gaming and Crying and Dreaming and Gaming at Dixon Place.
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Shelby was recently in the reading of The Ocean Thought Nothing with Team Awesome Robot, and they were both in The Hearth’s inaugural production, For Annie.
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They are embarking on their first writing/devising project together and are researching, writing, and creating a feminist satire where wartime nurses fight sexism.