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


The Quiet of the Dragon’s Egg


In these precarious times,

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It is spring time at the Egg!  The field is flourishing, the daffodils have blossomed and 
gone, the grass is growing, the windows are bright, the floor is gleaming.  

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The space awaits you – but, not yet!  We shall be re opening, with caution, in mid June, depending on local guidelines and restrictions.  We look forward to seeing you then!

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Circus Amok

Honoring the work, and the time it takes to do it, and the space in mind and body.

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Missoula Oblongata

Meanwhile, Marya is repainting masks, cleaning the bookshelves, the floor, the altogether.  

TigerWHtf The Narrative Project will be in August, and the theme, timely, will be a reflection on Camus’ The Plague.  
We shall be practicing social distancing at all events for the next who knows how long.   Plan to also wear a mask.

Lifeisadream And bring your open hearted selves back, with distance and care, as we go through this seeming Bardo of disruption into transformation.

I send love, namaste, marya

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The Dragon’s Egg Remains Closed

We have decided that the Egg will remain closed until May 26th.
I am so sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment this may occasion for people.

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All classes and residencies will not meet until more is clear to all of us.

Do take care of yourselves, stay home, be safe, walk in beauty. 
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The Dragon’s Egg is at rest, for the next little bit. It is well and light and empty, and gathering its energy for the next influx of artists and yogis, dancers and dreamers – probably sometime in late June.
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 Be at peace, breathe, be kind…
I send love, 
namaste, marya

Hygienic Egg

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Set your clocks forward and come! 
to the Hygienic Galleries, in New London, Ct,
On this Sunday, March 8th, at 12:30 pm,
to see dance, theatre, hooping, puppets, all in response to the poetry of Emily Dickinson!
This is a one time only performance, and should last about an hour or so.


March 8th at 12:30.  All ages.

The Hygienic Egg – a promenade performance by artists connected with the Dragon’s Egg, held at the Hygienic Galleries in New London, with a theme this year of Emily Dickinson.
Dance and music and poetry and hooping and puppet and rambling.  

Please join us!

xo marya

I’m nobody! Who are you?

Are you nobody, too?

Then there’s a pair of us—don’t tell!

They’d banish us, you know.


How dreary to be somebody!

How public, like a frog

To tell your name the livelong day

To an admiring bog!”



TWO IN SEVEN BILLION will be in residence at the Egg!




TWO IN SEVEN BILLION immerses viewers into a world that they have never experienced before.



Alex and Jessica’s work is original, thoughtfully crafted, and works to reshape what dance performances can be.



They are inspired by electrifying dance theatre mixed with daring physicality, to invite viewers to exist in a state that lies beyond the comfort of a typical audience-performer relationship.  




Alex Schmidt & Jessica Eckardt <twoinsevenbillion19@gmail.com


ECHO at the Egg


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Showing!! this Sunday , March 1st, at 5 pm at the Dragon’s Egg. Do come join us!


ECHO will be at the Dragon’s Egg in residence again! They combine making music, playing the instruments, moving with and without their instruments, in an amazing way.



The showing will be approximately 60 minutes. The audience will be encouraged to walk through the space throughout the performance (though seating will be made available to those who need it.)

Appropriate for all ages, however not geared towards children.



ECHOensemble is a landscape of moving and sounding bodies, rousing the vibrations of the space and time they inhabit. Directed by Jonah Udall, ECHOensemble comes together in a shared practice called SHIFT, born from Mary Overlie’s Viewpoints, Steve Reich’s process music, and Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening, and years of messy research. They perform regularly for ChaShaMa in abandoned commercial spaces around New York City. They are Noah Becker, Dani Cole, Erin Landers, Kalun Leung, Allison Sexton and Jonah Udall.

Earth Day at the Egg

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We are planning on celebrating EarthDay at the Dragon’s Egg on April 22, from 4 – 7 pm, with games, vendors, dancing, yoga, nature walk, massage, informational tables.

Might you like to participate? Please do email me at mybeasts@aol.com and let me know if you have something you would like to offer, and/or if you might be able to come!

It is a Wednesday, the perfect day, in a time of consequence.
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namaste, marya

Valentines for Dragons

Happy Valentine’s Day!

May you be well…and celebrate Valentine, or Lupercalia, or dies Februatus! 
May you speak with another, take tea with friends, be a peace within.
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I send love,

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Mask at NTI Spring 2020


Spring 20 Mask Group

Another amazing journey into Mask and monologue and movement at NTI, with help from Kato McNickle and Doug Moffat. The students were inventive, generous, full of bright energy.

Ariel Lembeck in Residence in February


Ariel Lembeck is a dance artist and dance maker based in Brooklyn whose artistic practice incorporates materials, improvisation and video. Her work has been presented by Triskelion Arts (WaxWorks), JudsonChurch (STUFFED), The Jack Crystal Theater (SWELL 2.0), The Footlight (MerdetheShow), Ruth Page Center for the Arts (Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival), The Floor on Atlantic (Artist in Residence Fall Festival Showing) and The Wild Project (International Human Rights Art Festival). Since graduating from NYU Tisch School of the Arts she has worked with artists Meredith Monk, Stefanie Nelson, Ivy Baldwin, Douglas Dunn, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Eva Dean, Mari Meade Montoya, Steeledance, and Elisabeth Motley. She currently dances with Jessica Gaynor Dance. www. ariellembeck.com

Ariel’s latest solo work, Pool of Vibrations (working title), explores the push and pull of self-reflection — examining both the rawness and grotesqueness of personal inquiry revealing what acceptance and obsession look like. Through the interrogation of materials the work plays with indulging in both image and perception to reach a point of deeper awareness.  In this quest for understanding, the work asks: when we separate from the inquiry of self what remains to define us? And if we allow others to see us in a place of vulnerability do we simultaneously allow them to witness us into our full potential? A whirlwind of distortion, the witness is invited to view a duet between the actual and the perceived.

Echo returns! returns returns in 2020


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ECHOensemble comes together in an awareness-based practice of repetition and evolution called SHIFT, born from Mary Overlie’s Viewpoints, Steve Reich’s “process music”, Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening, and years of messy research. ECHOensemble had their public debut at Dixon Place in January, 2019, premiering their evening-length work One. They now perform regularly for ChaShaMa in abandoned commercial spaces in New York City. They have performed for the CREST festival at Teatro Latea, Basement Gallery in Bushwick, and in residence at Dragon’s Egg. They are thrilled to return for a second time!


On Sunday, March 1st at 5pm ECHOensemble will present echo/chamber, an immersive landscape of movement and sound where moving bodies and acoustic vibrations resonate in Space together. Join them for this unique performance!



Noah Becker  clarinet, alto sax, movement

Sean Brekke  viola, movement

Dani Cole  movement, voice

Erin Landers  movement, voice

Kalun Leung  trombone, movement

Allison Sexton  movement, voice

Jonah Udall (director)  resonator guitar, movement