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Jakub Margosiak Showing at the Egg on Dec. 1 at 4:30

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December 1st, 4:30, at the Dragon’s Egg
Work in progress presentation by Jakub Margosiak – artists-in-residence at The Dragons Egg.

Apocalypse.
For the past two weeks, I have been exploring images from the Book of Revelations. I have been working with them, embodying them and transforming…
I would like to share with you a few stories that came out of this exploration.
The stories will be shared through words and through movement.

Jakub Margosiak – Polish actor, dancer, founder of the Living Space Theatre. A graduate of the Acting Department of the PWST in Krakow and a freelance student at the Department of Dance Theater in Bytom. Ph.D. student at the Film School in Łódź. Currently in the U.S. on the Fulbright Scholarship awarded for conducting 9-months research about Michael Chekhov acting technique.

Special thanks to:
Jessica Cerullo – who has been a big advisor in this creating process

Fern Sloan, Ted Pugh, and Bethany Caputo (Michael Chekhov technique teachers) – who influenced this project on its early stages.

Jonathan Hilton – who supported me in doing this work and enriched my knowledge

Grzegorz Łabuda – who is always there and gives good advice

Marya Ursin and Daniel Potter – who hosted me at The Egg so warmly!

Egg Bazaar and Theatrical Reading!

UPCOMING THEATRICAL READING OF FANTASY NOVEL,
and then, a Holiday Bazaar!!

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Saturday, December 4th
1:00 – 2:00 PM
at the Dragon’s Egg Theatre & Dance Studio, 401 Shewville Rd, Ledyard, local author Nicholas Checker will perform theatrical readings from his fantasy adventure novel, DRUIDS, and from its prequel novelette, FREEBOOTERS. Generous, signed discount copies of Druids will also be sold there. The event is free to attend, though donations of any amount will be gratefully accepted for future Dragon’s Egg events.
This presentation precedes the Dragon’s Egg Annual Holiday Bazaar, starting at 2:30 PM, where a variety of vendors will be selling unique wares and treats of Christmas delights! More info, call Nicholas Checker, 860-444-8711.

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Bazaar!
December 4th from 2:30 – 4:30:
The annual Holiday Bazaar at the Dragon’s Egg returns, in person, and will have vendors of soaps and salts, crafts and ceramics, books and sculptures, clothing and jewelry! You will avoid the delayed deliveries and anxieties, and will be buying locally – all good for the mind and for the planet.
The bazaar will begin after Nicky’s reading, so, around 2:30 pm, and will last until 4:30 ish.
For more information (or if you would like to be a vendor), email Marya at mybeasts@aol.com

People attending either of these will be required to sign a waiver upon arrival, and to wear a mask.
Thank you!

We look forward to seeing you!

Alex Cavaliere and Dancers in residence

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Beatriz Castro, Cassidy Grady, Milie Nelson, Abby Rose, Bailey Yates, Lavy.

Alex Cavaliere and dancers were in residence at the Dragon’s Egg for about 10 days in November, and have just left. Here is a bit about them. Xo m

VERBAL ANIMAL IS AN NEW YORK CITY BASED IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE COMPANY. WE ARE AN ENSEMBLE OF INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTISTS THAT LOOK TO ILLUSTRATE HUMAN EXPERIENCE THROUGH RAW PHYSICALITY AND COLLABORATIVE ENGAGEMENT. IT IS OUR MISSION TO REIMAGINE THE CREATIVE PROCESS AND THEREFORE CULTIVATE A WORLD BEYOND OURSELVES.

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A WORLD THAT

EMITS KINDNESS

A WORLD THAT

EMBRACES ALL IDENTIFYING BODIES

A WORLD THAT

REIMAGINES EXPECTATION

A WORLD THAT

PRIORITIZES MENTAL HEALTH

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WE, VERBAL ANIMAL, LOOK TO ENGAGE, CHALLENGE, AND EVOLVE WITH YOU. WE ARE A BOLD, ATHLETIC, KIND, AND COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY OF INDIVIDUALS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO BEING IN THE WORLD WITH YOU.

Tellabration!! This is the Programme

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Tellabration!!!
Nov. 14, 2021, Sunday, at 4 pm,
in person, at the Dragon’s Egg.
Suitable for all ages!
(You will remember that last year, we were on zoom!)

The Egg is participating, as it has for many years, in the statewide event of Tellabration, which is organized by the Ct. Storytelling Center, which now has new offices at the Thames Club in New London.
Our program includes an experienced teller from their roster, Steve Long, and local story tellers, poets, and dream makers!

We thank the tellers, and you, the listeners, without whom the dreams would not be complete.

Audience: please mask and sign a waiver.
Performers are all vaccinated, and may unmask, keeping their distance from the Audience.

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Elaine Bentley Baughn: ”Washed Away”
Elaine Bentley Baughn is a semi-retired therapist, author of 5 Rules for Drama-Free Living, trivia buff, and poet.

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Carl Peruzzotti. “The Voyage of the Bluebird”
Carl Peruzzotti is an avid sailor, boater and aficionado of all things nautical. When on land, he lives in a seaside cottage in Noank, Connecticut. The story he will tell is one he first heard as a boy while attending summer camp in New Hampshire. It is from a collection of stories called “Tales from Down East,” which celebrate the unique brand of Maine humor.

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Jessica Cerullo. “The Ships in the Night”: pandemic inspired poems for the public
In a one-on-one encounter in a public space, Jessica invites a stranger to reflect on the pandemic and to share what they have lost, gained, and learned that they don’t want their community to forget. The result is a co-authored poem.
Jessica lives in Stonington. Her storytelling aims to acknowledge and uplift the creative individuality within all of us and to reveal the poetry in the every day. Her socially and civically engaged art is grounded in oral and written histories and the people who seek their interpretation and uses a variety of somatic and contemplative practices that seek to build community connections and capacities for empathy.
She earned her MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University and is a graduate of the National Theater Institute USA, and Moscow. Jessica lives in Stonington and serves as a board member of the Mystic Paper Beasts. www.JessicaCerullo.com

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Steve Long: Donguri to Yamaneko – Acorns and Wildcat
Original Japanese language story by Mr. Kenji Miyazawa
The telling is a mix of Kenji Miyazawa’s Japanese language original and English language translations by C.W. Nichol and Steve Long.
Steve Long lived in Japan for 11 years and performed in Japanese with Japanese actors and musicians for more that half that time. Using his unique “Champon” style, mixing English and Japanese, he hopes to bring the excitement of understanding the world in two very different languages to those who gather to hear him.

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Eric Larson: “A Not So Shaggy Dog Story”
Eric Larson is a transplanted Californian by way of England, and has been in Mystic for nearly forty years. (It just dawned on him that his children are legit New England Yankees.) He dabbles in gardening, birding, photography, eating and procrastination.

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Dan Potter: “The Heedless Horseman”
Dan Potter is a sculptor, painter, mask maker, performer, poet, co director of the Mystic Paper Beasts, co creator of the Dragon’s Egg.

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Marya Ursin, your MC today and the organizer of this event, is a dancer, mime, yogi, writer, performer, co director of the Mystic Paper Beasts, and executive director of the Dragon’s Egg.

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May our stories rise like smoke from the peace pipe, connecting us all.

Donations are always welcome, and may be done in person in a basket, or via paypal or cheque.
https://paypal.me/dragonseggstudio
Or by cheque to the Mystic Paper Beasts, 8 Hancox, Stonington, Ct. 06378.

Thank you!

Thank you, for being an Audience to the sacred smoke of the stories, for your own stories, for your donations – which allow us to continue to present and to host tellers of all sorts; thank you to CSC and all who help to organize this event, and to keep stories roaming the dream worlds; and especially we thank the tellers today, who give of their stories, their time, their imagination, to be present here with us.

We honor the Mashantucket and Pequot Indigenous Peoples upon whose ancestral homes the Dragon’s Egg stands.

Tellabration at the Egg on Sunday, November 14th at 4

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Tellabration!!!
Nov. 14, Sunday, at 4 pm, in person, at the Egg.
The Mystic Paper Beasts and the Dragon’s Egg have, for years, decades?  participated in the annual, state wide, November celebration of story telling. 

The Ct Storytelling Center is providing us with an experienced teller, Steve Long,

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and I then expand it to include Local story tellers, poets, and makers!

This year our list includes:
Steve Long

Dan Potter (poems)

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Eric Larson (story)

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(Possibly Marya mask story)

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Jessica cerullo. The ships in the night

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Carl Peru

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Elaine Bentley Baughn. poem

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It will be on Nov. 14, Sunday, at 4 pm, in person, at the Egg.
 
Performers may unmask, keeping their distance from the Audience. Audience will be asked to mask and to sign a waiver.

May our stories rise like smoke from the peace pipe, connecting us all.

Donations are always welcome, and may be done in person in a basket, or via paypal or cheque.
https://paypal.me/dragonseggstudio
Or by cheque to the Mystic Paper Beasts, 8 Hancox, Stonington, Ct. 06378.

I hope to see you!

Namaste, Marya

Two in Seven Billion were in Residence

This, from the dance company recently in residence at the Egg. We are so fortunate to be able to host such amazing dancers and theatre makers!

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photo by Effy Grey

“TWO IN SEVEN BILLION is a physical dance theater company based in NYC established by Alex Schmidt and Jessica Eckardt. During our time at the egg, we finished creating our evening length work that is to premiere in New York City this March of 2022 (dates & theater TBA). We thoroughly enjoyed escaping the busy city to focus on the work and expanding our ideas for this future performance. We find the egg to be incredibly magical and look forward to returning one day.”

Headless and Heedless but Heartful

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I Thank the Performers for their wonderful flights of fancy, spooky inventions and memories, films and music, tales and poems, spinnings and beings!! They were wonderful!
It was a nicely glitchy time, -those naughty ghosts, no doubt! – glad for the opportunity for humility and patience, in our ever shifting changing creative world.

Upcoming at the Egg and out and about:

Tellabration: an in person event on November 14 at 4 pm at the Egg which will include tellers/poets Steve Longo, Eric Larson, Jessica Cerullo, Elaine Bentley Baughn, Dan Potter, Marya.

Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 4th – which will include a reading of his new book by Nick Checker at 1, and the bazaar at 2:30 to 4:30 or so, with crafts, books, readings, et al, a good way to be assured of those holiday gifts! Buy locally.

Probably some sort of New Year’s Meditation gathering at the Egg on 1/1.

Poetry reading around Valentine’s Day.

The Hygienic Egg! perhaps in person at the Hygienic galleries in March or April, or perhaps on zoom, tba.

Earth Day. tba

Narrative Event: tba

Dan’s art show at the Hoxie in July, 2022.

Onward!!

Blessings,

namaste, marya

Headless and Heedless – come!

Sunday, October 31, at noon, via zoom. Link is below.

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The Heedless Horseman, by Dan Potter, is one of the offerings tomorrow!
See the zoom code below.
xo m

A teacher of etiquette
up from Connecticut
came to a party as
Ichabod Crane

In a castle of vassals
Katrina Van Tassels
his hostess bewitched him
a tangle of pain

as he sought to be haughtier
Bram Bones, her courtier
found him ridiculous
laughed with disdain

So haughty and querulous
your road is perilous
heedless horse Hessians
will drive you insane

Here take this pumpkin
for use as a lantern
your road home is twisty
and dark in the rain

He fled from their brilliance
with inner resilience
hell bent to his future
as Ichabod Crane

Hastily saddled
directionless raddled
and galloping madly
he came to a bridge

Girding his pumpkin
with reins to his saddle
he flew in presumption
and crested the ridge

Riding still faster
avoiding disaster
suddenly everything
fell from his chest
his schoolteacher’s notes
fluttered loose from his vest
his reins and his traces
trailed into the brook
washed in the moonlight
new poems from his book
His hat with the plume
flew off of his head
he lifted up high
off his horse as it fled

He saw he was crumpled
a vanishing flash
his saddle left trampled
his pumpkin was smashed

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Come!

Possibly spooky, possibly amusing, possibly informative, certainly entertaining!
Join us for a zoom Hallowe’en event on, gasp, indeed,
Hallowe’en day, at midday – not midnight – to hear tales of dread and wonder, to nibble at the soul cakes of these offerings – all via zoom..
Here is the link.
Donations are welcome.
We look forward to seeing you!

https://paypal.me/dragonseggstudio
Or by cheque to the Mystic Paper Beasts, 8 Hancox, Stonington, Ct. 06378.

Marya Ursin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: the Headless Horseman
Time: Oct 31, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 824 6512 4287
Passcode: 219172
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Headless Hallowe’en

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Hi!
We are having a zoom celebration of Hallowe’en – on Sunday, Oct. 31, at high noon! suitable for all.

I started with the Headless Horseman as a prompt, but it has expanded toward the mysterious or spooky of this time of crossing or playing in the veil of time between death and life.

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Performers will include Clare Byrne, Lesley Farlow, Ara Fitzgerald and Martha Moore, Flock Theatre (Derron Wood), Sara Ingram, Serena Judge, Dan Potter, Lana Orphanides. I shall be the MC.

I hope you will be able to join us!
Please arrive on time, as I shall be a bit challenged to let latecomers in!
Thank you.
xox marya

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Marya Ursin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Donations are welcome, and needed!
https://paypal.me/dragonseggstudio
Or by cheque to the Mystic Paper Beasts, 8 Hancox, Stonington, Ct. 06378.

Topic: the Headless Horseman
Time: Oct 31, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82465124287?pwd=RnI2TlVBVEptUjZwVFJ2QXBSeGx3UT09

Meeting ID: 824 6512 4287
Passcode: 219172
One tap mobile
+16468769923,,82465124287#,,,,*219172# US (New York)
+13126266799,,82465124287#,,,,*219172# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 824 6512 4287
Passcode: 219172
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kedq384ugQ

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Contemplative Art Practice with Jessica Cerullo at the Egg

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Monday, October 25th, at 10:30 am, and the last Monday of every month through April, 2022. Guided by Jessica Cerullo. Do come! namaste, marya

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Contemplative Art Practice at the Dragon’s Egg
Are you interested in exploring the play between contemplation and art making? Do you (seek to) delight in the improvisational stage of the art-making process? Do you enjoy spaces where you can be both alone and together as you lean into the support of a community of fellow artists? Artist/facilitator, Jessica Cerullo, guides you between stillness and movement, in a space dedicated to the art of picking up and putting down influences. All disciplines are welcome: sketching, singing, speaking, writing, dancing, cross stitching, photographing, composing, etc.

When
10:30 – 12:15 the last Monday of the month
September 27, 2021
October 25
November 29
December 27
January 31, 2022
February 28
March 28
April 25

Cost
$40 for the whole series no matter the number of times you attend the practice.

Also
It is important to arrive on time (arrival window of 10:30-10:45), departing early is just fine. The Dragon’s Egg Studio space is large with many windows. Masks are required upon entering the studio.

About Jessica and the lineage supporting Contemplative Art Practice
Barbara Dilley developed Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP) inspired by her studies with Tibetan meditation master Chögyum Trungpa Rinpoche. Jessica studied with Barbara when she was an MFA student at Naropa University 2004-2006. In subsequent years, she practiced with CDP NYC and Barbara’s dance art lab. She also assisted Barbara in the studio, and supported her in the developmental stages of writing her book, This Very Moment: Dancing, Teaching, Thinking. The Contemplative Art Practice Jessica facilitates is a variation on Barbara’s Contemplative Dance Practice.

Contact Jessie@JessicaCerullo.com if you have questions.

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https://www.jessicacerullo.com/