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Open Ring Circus in April Residence

 

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Open Ring Circus in residency at the end of April!
 
Open Ring Circus will be in residence at the Dragon’s Egg working toward the final draft of their 1944 Hartford Circus Fire project entitled “Coated”.
They have been working to incorporate the voices and stories of survivors of the 1944 Connecticut tragedy.
Open Ring is using the medium of contemporary circus to create a poetic live documentary to premiere on the 75th anniversary of the fire.

Hygienic Egg a purring success!

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The Hygienic Egg was a purring success!  

The Artists all responded to the prompt of T.S.Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, each creating a “riff” or response to the text.

(this is Amy)

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Thank you to the performers, and to the Hygienic Galleries in New London, which provided us with the space through which to create this promenade performance, and thank you to the Audience who braved the rainy snow to be present!

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The Hygienic Egg today was wonderful!  (above is Milt, below is audience!  including playwright Melanie)

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full of word,  (this is David)

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and song,  (this is Bernadette and Larry)

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and dance  (this is Leah)

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and humour  (this is Ara)

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grace  (this is Cristin)

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and beauty (this is Clare and Amy)

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and mask  (this is Bobbi)

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and poetry by Lana Orphanides, 

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and T.S. Eliot (read by Christie)

 

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and a wonderful audience!

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Thank you to all the amazing artists involved, to the Hygienic for these wonderful spaces, and to the Audience!

xo marya

Hygienic Egg!

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The Hygienic Egg is Sunday, March 10th, at 12:30, at the Hygienic Galleries.

Artists associated with the Dragon’s Egg will come together to create a promenade performance event
at the amazing Hygienic Galleries on Bank Street, in New London.

The prompt is Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, by TS Elliot, so, generally speaking, the theme is Cats!
There will be dance, theatre, music, puppetry, hooping, poetry, stories.
The show will be at 12:30 and should run about an hour.
For all ages, by donation.

It will be great fun!!
I hope to see you there!

Here is the program:

Hygienic Egg 2019:  inspired by T.S. Eliot’s 

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

 

Performers are artists local and distant, all associated with the Dragon’s Egg.  

We are here in the galleries through the generosity of Hygienic Arts – thank you!! 

The project is conceived and assembled by Marya Ursin, of the Dragon’s Egg. 

 

entrance: Gus, the Theatre Cat, by T.S .Eliot ; read/performed by Christie Williams

 

downstairs to left: Feelings Feel, inspired by Gus the theater cat, created by Clare Byrne 

performed by Clare Byrne and Amy Larimer

 

downstairs to right:  “For Grizabella, who was omitted from the book…..a god aweful small affair”

Choreographed and Performed by Cristin Cawley Gill; Music: David Bowie performed by Seu Jorge

 

downstairs to left:  THE AUTHORITY looks for MACAVITY  by resurrection espinoza

with: Julie Reid, Mitchell College Players; Resu Frink, Teatro Latino de New London

 

top of stairs: “I Know Who I Am”, says the cat who lives on Animal Farm (George Orwell, 1945). She declined to give her name. Created for the 2017 Dragon’s Egg Assemblage; 

written and performed by Golden Ratio (Bernadette Golden and Larry Kern).

 

end of entry: Topsy the Rat Cat, with a couple of roving cats; poem written/read by poet Lana Orphanides

 

end of entry: “Cats in the Early Morning Kitchen” 

play by Melanie Greenhouse; performed by Milt Angelopoulos and Marya Ursin

 

mid gallery: The Panther, Mask piece created by Bobbi Nidz

poem by Rainer Maria Rilke read by Christie, Milt, Marya; guitar: Clare; tourist: Ara Fitzgerald

 

mid gallery: The Old Gumbie Cat – a riff, created by Serena Judge, 

with music by Parov Stelar’s CatGroove.

 

mid gallery:  First, Middle and Last. (inspired by “The Naming of Cats”) 

written and performed by Ara Fitzgerald 

 

front gallery: I’ve Got Dreams to Remember,  choreographed by Leah Moriarty

dancers: Leah Moriarty, Morgan Bryant, Jasmine Mattar; music by Otis Redding

 

front gallery: from Getting Along like cats and dogs: Kitty and Puppy at the Hay House  by David Brown

 

front gallery: Moon, thoughts by Mull Itover; written and performed by Amy Larimer 

to “Morning Has Broken” by Cat Stevens

 

front gallery: How to Ad-dress a Cat, by T.S. Eliot

 

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We thank the performers, who have given of their dreams, their time, their presence, to us,

and to you, for being present for these explorations.  

And we thank the Hygienic Galleries, here in New London, for all they do!   xox mcu  

www.dragonseggstudio.org, Join to help support the artists and activities of the Dragon’s Egg!  contact Marya at mybeasts@aol.com

March 10, 2019

 

namaste, marya

(drawing by Giselle Potter)

Hygienic Egg!

March 10th at 12:30 at  the Hygienic Galleries in New London.  Come join us!!

 

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Hygienic Egg

The Hygienic Egg is Sunday, March 10th, at 12:30, at the Hygienic Galleries. 

Dan Paws drawing
Artists associated with the Dragon’s Egg will come together to create a promenade performance event
at the amazing Hygienic Galleries on Bank Street, in New London. 

Masks
The prompt is Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, by TS Elliot, so, generally speaking, the theme is Cats!

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There will be dance, theatre, music, puppetry, hooping, poetry.  
The show will be at 12:30 and should run about an hour. 
For all ages, by donation. 

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It will be great fun!! 
I hope to see you there!


namaste, marya

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NTI creates masks again!

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The Spring 2019 National Theatre Institute students have exploded into the now with 26 new masks, monologues, movement pieces, collaborations, meetings of mind and spirit.  

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They worked diligently, creating characters and worlds through their pieces this week.  

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NTI, an intensive training program for college aged (and beyond) students of the theatre, takes place at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Centre.  It is a 15 week program, the “boot camp” for upcoming and present theatre professionals: actors, writers, directors, musicians, and takes place in the spring, and in the fall (fall session also included musical theatre training), and in the summer (a shorter program that also takes advantage of the National Playwrights’ Conference, which takes place at the O’Neill in the summer.  It is a rich program.  

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Dan and Marya had the privilege to lead a workshop this week in mask making, monologue and movement in mask, at the O’Neill.  

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There is always a final project, at the end of the semester.  This semester, it will be on May 3rd and 4th, probably at 7:30 pm.  These are free offerings.  Put it on your calendar now!

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Blessings on this season of brrrr chilly weather, ever changing.  xox marya

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Upcoming Residency: Clare Byrne

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Clare Byrne will be working on a new dance-music solo as part of the Dragon’s Egg annual March event at the Hygienic Gallery, inspired by Old Possom’s Book of Cats.

Hygienic Arts!

We had a lovely time at the Children’s Hygienic Arts show today,HygKids 19 nana valloton

and visiting the 

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Salon des Independents, as well!

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We look forward to Mayfly and other upcoming Hygienic events this week.

Beasts at the Hygienic: Salon des Independents

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Come This Saturday to the Young Artists event, a part of the weekend of colourful and active events that are a part of Hygienic Arts’ Salon des Independents (Sat. eve at Hygienic Galleries).

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We Beasts will be roving on Saturday from 12:30 – 1:30 at the gallery on the corner of State St. and Meridian St. in New London.

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And on Monday and Tuesday, the Beasts will be midwifing 27 new masks into being at the O’Neill!

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Classes are ongoing at the Egg, as are residencies on the part of amazing artists.

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xo marya

Nadine at the Egg

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The NADINE Project (New Artists Dance in New England) was created to encourage young professional choreographers and support their work in a congenial environment. This ‘playground’ residency for making dances is under the mentorship of its founders, Libby Nye and Janet Mansfield Soares.  January 3rd-6th a handful of NADINE’s talented choreographers will keep away the cold and start the new year right by creating new works together.

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