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Ariel Lembeck in Residence in February

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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!

 

Members:

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

Echo


NewYear’s Eve Workshop

 Photo/Poster is attached. Here is the text of the registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdenOVuc6ZVz-HrlprIRfBwZdrlwrkYGxjlPkSrVa_Ko5vISw/viewform
 
NYE 2019 DAY RETREAT: BRINGING PURPOSE TO OUR PRACTICE

Monday Dec 31st, 9:00am – 1:00pm, The Dragon’s Egg

A.M. and Garza [The Glitter Goddess Collective] will be hosting a day retreat on the final day of 2019 to seal our intentions, reach towards our fullness, and take especially good care of our feet, our grounding, during this Pisces Moon. Through Meditation, Yoga, Sound Healing, and Purpose-Driven Frameworks, this day retreat is an opportunity for us to gather in community and prepare to begin 2020 grounded with purpose, healing, awareness, and meaning. Childcare can be arranged for the hours of the day retreat if that’s helpful and children are also welcome to participate in the retreat itself. We are asking for a Sliding Scale of $20 – $140 per person/couple/family who wants to attend this Optional Day Retreat and support the Dragon’s Egg.

AS ALWAYS, FOR OUR RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT COMMUNITY: All bodies are welcome. All ages are welcome. All skin colors are welcome. All abilities and levels are welcome. All sexualities are welcome.All faiths and beliefs are welcome. All vocations and professions are welcome. All parents and family members are welcome (even crying babies and kids who love to run around and be silly). It’s okay to come late. It’s okay to leave early. We must practice and breathe as a community together to move towards individual and collective liberation.

9:00 – 9:30 Arrival, Welcome & Introductions
9:30 – 11:00 Grounding Meditation & Yoga – Bringing Purpose to Our Practice
11:00 – 12:30 Workshop – Bringing Purpose to our Self, Family, Relationships, Work, & Activism
12:30 – 1:00 Closing Reflections

ANTHONY (AM.) ANDRADE (he/him/his) is a visual and performance artist, teaching artist, songwriter, musician, producer and passionate youth advocate from Providence, RI. A Music Production and Digital Media Instructor at AS220 Youth and AS220 Industries, Anthony also works with incarcerated youth at the Rhode Island Training School, running two art courses centered around spiritual growth through self-expression and breathing/meditation practices. His work explores identity and grapples with human ego. He is a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT-200) as well as a Breathe for Change Wellness Champion. Along with his mission to enhance well-being and bring meditation to the arts, Anthony works as an independent photo/video artist and as a Master Control and Camera Operator at Rhode Island PBS: Public Broadcasting Station. Anthony runs AM. Media Records, and has released five self-produced albums. With 5 years of training in Hip-hop and Acro, Anthony has a fierce passion for teaching and learning movement and is an active member of New Works/World Traditions Dance Company. Finding healing and liberation in sharing life-long personal studies of Eastern Philosophy and holistic care, Anthony enjoys meditation, yoga, dancing, drawing, camping, leading retreats, making costumes, and vegan cooking on his free time.

MATT GARZA (they/them/theirs + he/him/his) is a Tejanx/Latinx performance artist, healer, & educator originally from Corpus Christi, TX. Now calling Providence, RI their home, Garza’s work explores the relationship between the individual human body and the collective body. Recently named the 2-year Artist in Residence for the Providence Arts + Culture + Tourism Department and Parks Department in the historic Esek Hopkins Park and awarded the RI State Council for the Arts Fellowship in Choreography, Garza is the Creative Director of the TAPA Dance Company & coordinates DEI programming at TAPA: Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, a public charter school for grades 7-12. As a practicing artist & 10-year classroom educator, Garza aims to cultivate compassionate spaces for people to practice strength, resilience, radical self care, & revolutionary movement together. A founding member of the Glitter Goddess Art Collective & Haus of Glitter Dance Company, he is also an instructional coach/curriculum consultant; an organizing artist for the Providence HONK Festival; an adjunct professor in the RI State Prison; and he facilitates community restorative yoga programming & yoga teacher trainings with an emphasis on inclusivity, transformative justice, & community healing. Garza holds a B.A. in Education History from Brown University ‘11 and a dual M.A. in Educational Theatre & Social Studies Education from NYU. In their free time, Garza enjoys glitter, painting, singing, practicing/teaching yoga, dismantling institutional oppression, eating spaghetti, and making masks/costumes.

Anne Belliveau – New Year’s Retreat 1/25

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January’s New Year Retreat on the 25th. 
About the event:
Participants are guided through a signature process of discovering and activating the energetic frequency of their highest intentions for the New Year.  It is a very freeing, clarifying and empowering process!  (Nothing like your old New Year Resolutions, lol.)  The retreat will include journaling, guided meditation, sweet connection with kindred spirits- and of course, the uplifting, transformative experience of the Sacred Sound Awakening to expand, activate and anchor those new energies.  I’ve been leading a version of this retreat for at least five years now, and it is always inspiring, heart-opening, and deeply grounding.  Such a great way to begin the New Year! 

Marya Winter Yoga at the Egg

We shall meet next Monday the 16th, shall likely meet on 12/30, but not on 1/6 (I’ll be in nyc with Aarya).  I’ll be in touch about a possible alternative time in early January.

Then, the winter schedule will begin on 1/13:

WINTER/SPRING YOGA 2020:  DRAGON’S EGG and Connecticut College

The schedule will also be posted on our website:  www.dragonseggstudio.org
Pre registration for the session is requested.

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

Monday evenings at 5 pm (4:45 optional meditation)
session: 1/13 = 5/11 (no class 1/27,  2/3, nor two others tba) =15 classes.  Fee:  $160.  Single class:  $14

Student classes at CC on Tues-Thurs. 9 am begin 1/21, and at NTI on T, Th, F, begin 1/28
 
Please feel free to arrange with me to come early or to stay late to speak of yogic concerns:  I am at your service.  

Hygienic Egg!  Performances on March 8, Sunday, at 12 or 12:30 pm at the Hygienic Galleries in New London       

Various showings and events, tba, Look for announcements on email, the website www.dragonseggstudio.org, and FaceBook!

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

University Settlement Dragon’s Egg Presents

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It was amazing and glorious, our concert at University Settlement, featuring performances by Egg residents selected from the past two years: Clare Byrne, Nick Leichter, Amy Larimer, Jamie Graham, Ara Fitzgerald, Brynne Billingsley, Amy Larson, Lesley Farlow, Jason Rabin, Claire Porter, Lindy Fines, Breckym Drescher, Rachel Gill, Chelsea Hecht.  

We found the dance space at University Settlement and the staff and technical support to be wonderful.  Do check out Univ Set for all the good work they do in the community, and for their historical significance and presence in NYC.

It was a sold out performance, a full house of fine and warm friends, audience.

I thank everyone involved, everyone who was present.  May we all walk in peace.  

xo marya

Dragon’s Egg Presents December 7th

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Dragon’s Egg Presents!! 
On December 7th at 1:30
University Settlement at 184 Eldridge in NYC
 
Here are the closest subway  stops:

B/D to Grand Street
F to 2nd Avenue
6 to Spring Street (though this is the furthest “closest” stop)
 
xo marya

Do come join us!!  xo marya
 
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General Admission: $15 (online), $20 (in person on day of show, cash only)
Student/Senior: $10 (online), $15 (in person on day of show, cash only)

 
BPT:

https://dragonseggpresents.brownpapertickets.com

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Dragon’s Egg Presents!
December 7th, 2019, at 1:30 pm
at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge, NYC, 10002.

Performers:  Brynne Billingsley, Clare Byrne, Lesley Farlow,
Greyzone (Lindy Fines and co.), Ara Fitzgerald, Claire Porter,
Jason Rabin, the Raving Jaynes (Amy Larimer and Jamie Graham).

https://dragonseggpresents.brownpapertickets.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/709336096198372/

For information regarding artistic residencies at the Egg,
or to book a performance by the Mystic Paper Beasts,

please contact Marya:  mybeasts@aol.com
www.dragonseggstudio.org

Claire porter by helen dresser

Dragon’s Egg Presents


Photo in ball see the dragon
Dragon’s Egg Presents!! 
On December 7th at 1:30
University Settlement at 184 Eldridge in NYC

Do come join us!!  xo marya
 
 
General Admission: $15 (online), $20 (in person on day of show, cash only)
Student/Senior: $10 (online), $15 (in person on day of show, cash only)
 
Special Online Only Discount: $8 (using code DRAGON; only 20 $8 tickets are available)
 
BPT:

https://dragonseggpresents.brownpapertickets.com

 

Dragon’s Egg Presents!
December 7th, 2019, at 1:30 pm
at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge, NYC, 10002.

Performers:  Brynne Billingsley, Clare Byrne, Lesley Farlow,
Greyzone (Lindy Fines and co.), Ara Fitzgerald, Claire Porter,
Jason Rabin, the Raving Jaynes (Amy Larimer and Jamie Graham),
setGo (Shura Baryshnikov and dancers).

https://dragonseggpresents.brownpapertickets.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/709336096198372/

For information regarding artistic residencies at the Egg,
or to book a performance by the Mystic Paper Beasts,

please contact Marya:  mybeasts@aol.com
www.dragonseggstudio.org

Jessica Cerullo

 
Jessica Cerullo is developing EXIT INTERVIEW, a song cycle, at the Dragon’s Egg.
 
Rooted in an exploration of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen’s Body Mind Centering principles and the “satisfaction cycle,” the residency comprises a series of 1-3 day sessions over the course of 2019-2020 and will culminate in a sharing for the Dragon’s Egg community.
 
Guests artists during the residency include Wendell Beavers, Deborah Black, Ethelyn Friend, Gary Grundei and Connie Rotunda.

Performances by Nee Dance/Theatre

Holding One’s Own: Stories about Living with Breast Cancer

 

Holding One’s Own is a performance based on the collected stories of women living with breast cancer. Using text, dance, movement, acting and music, the performers trace the challenges faced by these women from diagnosis, treatment, and becoming a survivor. Interpersonal relationships convey the gratitude, strength, and resiliency of women facing cancer’s challenges.

 

Conceived and directed by Née Danse/Theatre’s Artistic Director Della Cowall, the cast includes Philadelphia performers Alyssa Batsakis, Mia Donata Ricchio, Maranatha Purring, and Kacey Elfstrom (CT). 

 

We are keeping our sense of humor. Josh was impressed with my restraint as I have yet to ask about a medical marijuana card. I need to wait until I’m one-on-one with the medical oncologist, let the conversation go a bit, shed a tear or two so it’s not too obvious before I get to the important stuff. Cancer is as good of an excuse as I’m getting for lots of things! Call into work? Ummmm, cancer. I need a chocolate shake, dammit. The lady with cancer wants one that’s why. Why get a tattoo? Cancer. Gotta find the silver lining, folks.

 

—Breast Cancer Survivor

 

 

Performances

 

Sunday, November 17, 2019    8:00 pm    Closed performance, only for the students.

 

Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center

Dina Merrill Theatre

305 Great Neck Road

Waterford, CT 06385

 

and: 

Saturday, November 16, 2019    5:00 pm  Open performance – welcome. 

 

Dragon’s Egg Studio

401 Shewville Road

Ledyard, CT  06339

 

Creative Residency

November 10 – 17, 2019

Dragon’s Egg Studio, Ledyard, CT

 

These performances are open to the general public and free admission.

 

Della M. Cowall, Artistic Director

Née Danse/Theatre

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit  dance theatre organization

 

www.needanse.com

needansetheatre@gmail.com

717.795.6248