Special Events and Performances

Jane Eyre Project

Jane Eyre – this year’s Summer Narrative Project at the Dragon’s Egg This Saturday!!!    June 23, 4 pm, at the Dragon’s Egg, 401 Shewville Road, Ledyard. This summer will be our 15th annual narrative project – wow!  We began with Dante, have cycled through Faust, Shakespeare, Ovid, and last year – Animal Farm.  This […]


Jane Eyre at the Dragon’s Egg

Summer Narrative Project! June 23, 4 pm, at the Dragon’s Egg. This summer will be our 15th annual narrative project – wow!  We began with Dante, have cycled through Faust, Shakespeare, Ovid, and last year – Animal Farm! This year’s theme will be Jane Eyre.   Woman writer, woman protagonist, good story arc, – enjoy the […]


Upcoming Acro Yoga on July 18 – two months to go!

Summer Sampler at The Dragon’s Egg! Acro Yoga combines breath, movement and play! Expand your yoga practice! Increase your strength, stamina and confidence!   Hone body awareness Strengthen the core Improve your balance   Learn to go upside down with inversions like handstands and headstands. Fly your partner and be flown with Acro Yoga! A […]


Belly Dance at the Egg – dance sampler

Wednesday, July 11 5:30pm-7pm Bellydance with Erzulie erzuliedancer@gmail.comPlease pre register with me at mybeasts@aol.com, and be in touch with Erzulie with any questions!  RSVP in order for us to know if the class is a “go”!   @ $15 to the Mystic Paper Beasts, or cash on the evening is fine, too.   But let me know!!  xo […]


The Hygienic Egg Breathed, and well.

It was a wonderful event today at the Hygienic Art Gallery. My heart was wide, and my eyes full of tears and laughter, by turn, in the presence of the performers’ many ways of entering this, the Poetry of Death. I thank them for their poetry, honesty, generosity, their ways of being, here, and now, in […]


Hygienic Egg!

Come join us this Sunday for the Hygienic Egg, a performance that moves through all the galleries of the Hygienic Arts in New London, Ct.    The performers come from far and near, and all are associated with the Dragon’s Egg.  Here is our programme! I hope to see you there! March 18 at 12:30. xox […]


Stress, Fatigue, Nutrition – Free Workshop

Free Workshop on Stress and Fatigue Would you like to have more energy?  Do you feel stressed and off balance?  How would your life change if you had more energy? Come learn about how nutrition is linked to stress and fatigue and how to start improving your health today. March 29th 5:00-6:00 Dragon’s Egg 401 […]


The Hygienic Egg!

Sunday, March 18, at the Hygienic Galleries in New London – yay!! Our annual promenade performance, by a number of artists who have been in residence at the Dragon’s Egg, – at the Hygienic Galleries  in New London – is coming up!There will be music, dance, puppetry, theatre, hooping, poetry, with the audience moving through […]


Long Dance Offerings/Showings in Contact Improv

I hope you can come!  This Sunday will be the final contact improv class from 4 – 6 pm (scroll down for more information and to sign up), and on Saturday the 17th, there will be a Community “Underscore” during the day, and a performance in the late afternoon – again, scroll down for the […]


Contact Improv Long Residency

Contact Anna Fontanel for more information, at nanafontanet@gmail.com.   xo marya Sat. Feb. 17th COMMUNITY UNDERSCORE Fee $15-25, sliding scale Talk through 10:00am – 10:45am Underscore 11:00am – 2:30am The Underscore, an improvisation practice that emerged from Nancy Stark Smith in 1990 and has been growing and changing since, explores the dynamics of group, solo and partner improvisation/ […]


ECDC in Residence at the Egg January26-28

  “We Love: an ECDC Board Bash” February 7th, 2018 6-8pm | 129 Church St, New Haven (DeskCrashers Lounge)  Join ECDC for a pre-Valentine’s Day bash! Learn more about the dance company and its upcoming plans for 2018. See videos of past performances, meet some of the dancers, and find out how you can help […]


Creativity in Communities workshop

Greetings, This Wed. Jan. 10th from 5-7pm River Valley Dance Project is offering Cultivation Creativity in Communities workshop at the Dragon’s Egg. This workshop is for all levels, styles and abilities of movers.  If you enjoy moving this is a great opportunity to come together.  Linalynn and Marissa will guild you to warm up, explore […]


Cultivating Creativity in Communities

  Dance Workshop: Cultivating Creativity in Communities (CCC) Date: Wed. January 10th 2018 Time 5-7pm Cost: $20  Instructors: Linalynn Schmelzer and Marisa Valdiserra Student discount $15 (with college ID)  All movers and dancers welcome ages 18+ both male and female   Description:  Cultivating Creativity in Communities workshop by River Valley Dance Project, a modern dance company, […]


CANCELLED! Holiday Sale is on December 3rd

CANCELLED alas, due to various illnesses and such like.  We shall have a bazaar Next Year, instead!!  Be well, and enjoy your days!  namaste, marya We have a Holiday Sale every year at the Dragon’s Egg, and this year’s will be on Sunday, December 3rd, from 1 – 4 pm.  Please come and join us!  […]


Kaeshi Chai showing

WHAT: Be the first to get a glimpse of a brand new work-in-progress theatrical dance show called “Red Ocean Blue Ocean” that NY based artist Kaeshi Chai and her friends from around the world are crafting with love and delight. Movement styles represented include Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, African, Belly Dance and Physical Theatre. There […]


tellabration!

Storytelling at the Egg the Egg the Egg! on Sunday, November 19, at 4 pm, with two wonderful tellers from the Ct. Storytelling Center, plus the Beasts, and Morning Glory, and Carl Peruzzotti! 4 pm. All Ages!  Come join us.  Donations welcome. This is a part of the month long celebration of storytelling in Connecticut, […]


Tellabration! November 19 at the Egg

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Hallowe’en Frolics

We danced, we went on swings, we drummed, we rode dragons and flew on balloons – we had a fine time at the Egg Hallowe’en Dance.   It was attended by a small group of extremely lively small ones and various bigger people, too, and nearly all were in some costume. I hope to see […]


Sound and Dance Workshop with Meghan Frederick and Ethan Woods

    Date and Time- Thursday Nov 30th 6:30-8:30   Description- Workshop taught by Meghan Frederick (dancer/choreographer) and Ethan Woods (musician/composer) drawing from research for our current collaboration ‘no such thing’. In this workshop we will share our tools for connecting dance and sound, establishing a conversational style of creation in which all participants are […]


Hallowe’en Dance of the goblins – you?

Friday, October 27th, from 6 – 9 pm, family friendly time! Masks! Drumming! Dancing! Acro Yoga demo! Parachute play! Swinging! Apples and popcorn! All Ages!  Come to the Dragon’s Egg to celebrate and to ready yourselves for Hallowe’en!  from 6 – 9 pm on Friday, October 27th. All ages.  $5 suggested donation will benefit the […]


Seeing Red this Friday

We As Woman The Nuanced Identities of Women in Word and Movement   Join us for an evening of artistry, inspiration and activism. We as Woman is an artistic blending of dance, poetry, and music that will illuminate the nuanced identities and lived experience of women. Featuring an inter-generational cast of dancers and movers, the […]


Hallowe’en Dance at the Egg

Remember the Hallowe’en Dance is coming!!!   Friday, October 27th, from 6 – 9 pm, family friendly, masks recommended but not required, dance party at the Dragon’s Egg! Come join us!! Suggested donation is $5 – or more!   🙂See you soon!RSVP so I have an idea of how many to expect. mybeasts@aol.com Thank youxo marya


Energy Medicine at the Egg

October 21 Energy Medicine Workshop Presenter: Darilyn Farley, MSW $25.00 per person. All proceeds to the Dragon’s Egg.   Please contact Darilyn for more information, and to register: soulcnnx@gmail.com This three hour workshop is for all individuals wishing to update, and further integrate their experience and knowledge in Energy Medicine. It is a three hour, hands […]


Life Drawing Benefit for the Egg

I am proud to be hosting a unique fundraising event for Marya Ursin and the Dragon’s Egg. I have visited the Egg several times and it is a treasured creative sanctuary for so many artists.  It’s time to give back, while enjoing each others’ company and celebrating life, with a figure drawing event in Harlem, […]