Guidelines for Egg Use/Amenities of the Egg

 

GUIDELINES FOR EGG USE 

 

Remember that annual membership is required for anyone using the Egg, artists, teachers, presenters, and that there is a low “use fee” for each time you are in residence.  See below.

 

 

 LIST of Responsibilities: Upkeep!

We ask that you print this out, and leave it on the table in the Egg upon your departure, checking off each item.   That means you must budget some time for cleaning- allow at least an hour if you have many hands helping.

Remember that the space is run as a cooperative venture, so the maintenance of the space is considered an integral part of every residency,  and is a sweet seva.

Lock all doors as you go.  Leave the key on the nail under the right top tread of the steps to the side door, where you found it.

needs to be signed, dated, at the time of the residency/workshop

 

1. Dry mop rehearsal space, then damp mop rehearsal space  (dry mops are in furnace room – blue mop for studio, yellow mop for outer area – be sure to shake out after use; sponge mops for damp mopping are in furnace room- must be damp mopped at end of residency)

2. Sweep, damp mop, wash floor, and pick up entry area, dressing room area.  Sweep stairs. Vacuum and dust upstairs.  Damp mop the second level.

 3. Clean sinks, toilet, shower, and and pick up bathroom, wash floor. Because of minerals in water, you will need to use an abrasive of some sort.

 4. Make sure all spaces are left clear, empty (relative to the space), clean. Return things to where they were.

 5. Close all windows and doors and secure them; wash if necessary.

 6. Remove all trash, all food, etc.: all of the trash should go to the two large trash barrels at the end of the drive, one for trash, one for recycle, for pick up.  Do not leave behind the Egg – critters have fun if you do.

 7. Do not touch the heat thermostats. The radiant heat is a delicate matter.  Alert Marya at 860 535 3346  or Dan (860 961 9439) if there is a problem with the heat.  

 

8.  Laundry:  Take all towels and sheets et al to James Laundry (next to Grimes Cleaners), on Ocean Ave, just off of Bank Street.  52-54 Ocean Ave, New London, Connecticut, 06320. Contact 860 443 4421.  Google map it for directions. They open at 7 am, close around 9 pm.   Pre pay, and leave under the name:  Marya: Mystic Paper Beasts.   (If this is absolutely impossible, leave your laundry at the door by the kitchen, with $40 cash noted and designated for the laundry, and I shall take care of it, drop it off etc.  If it is more than that, I would let you know.) 

9. Replace such things as tea, paper towels, toilet paper, detergents. etc.  These can be purchased at McQuade’s when you do your grocery shopping.  Plan ahead.

 10. If you use the phone, please leave a cheque or cash to cover.

 11.  Reparation or replacement of any property damaged is the responsibility of the resident/teacher.  Notify Marya (860 444 7247) or Dan in the event of any damage or problem.

 

Thank you so much for your grace and artistry.  We hope the Dragon’s Egg has helped you in your journey. ~ the Board of the Mystic Paper Beasts

signed:                                                                         date

 

 

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Be mindful:  A few rules.

Foods must be contained in closed containers, plastic or such, lest we have mouse problems.

We do have the front deck treated, but there may be splinters – do not slide on it.

No smoking.

No drinking of alcohol in the Dragon’s Egg itself.  Outdoors is ok.

NO candles in the studio space.  No burners. Fire marshall says!

Be mindful of volume of music.  There are people living in the house across the field.

 The Egg is not a fragrance free space.

The Egg is not a nut free space.

Children are not allowed except with special permission from the Egg Board. 

 

No animals are ever allowed inside the Egg.

 

The Egg welcomes you, and also welcomes the other uses of the Egg.  The graciousness of all users helps to define the Egg.  The Egg is indeed a sanctuary for creativity, for spiritual pursuit, for dance and for theatre.   Thank you.

 

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Directions and Entry

 

You are going to the Dragon’s Egg: 

The Dragon’s Egg address is: 401 Shewville Road, Ledyard, Ct. 06339.  Googlemap the Dragon’s Egg at 401 Shewville Road, Ledyard, Ct. 06339

Our mailing address is:  Mystic Paper Beasts, 8 Hancox St., Stonington, CT 06378 

 

And here are some written directions via 95, if approaching from the South:

 

I find the easiest route to the Egg is to take 95 North past New London, over Gold Star Bridge, to the very first left exit as you cross Gold Star Bridge – number 83?  84? – the one way over to the Left of the bridge, before you have even gotten off the bridge.

 

Keep going Straight off the exit ramp, onto Rte 184.   (You will pass Walmart on your left.)

 

Keep going  straight on rte 184 for about 6 or 6 1/2 miles, until you come to a Light at Shewville Road. 

(You will see a small shopping area to your right with a karate studio and a restaurant that is called Someplace in Time. )

 

Turn Left on Shewville Road.   Drive about 3.4 miles.   There are two driveways for 401 Shewville Road on your left.   Take the second driveway, past the trash barrels; there is a post box that says 401 and Egg at this driveway.  Turn left at the postbox, into the field.  The Egg is at the end of the field, easily seen in the winter, but hidden by foliage in summer.

(NB: You will have just passed Gallup Hill Rd.  There is a bit of a curve, and a drive way on the lef, and a second driveway on the left – both are 401, but the first one leads to a red farm house, and the second to the Egg.  Take the second driveway, and go directly into the field. Park in the field. )

 

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Information about how to enter the Egg will be provided by Marya once the applicant is approved.

 

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Amenities of the Egg

The Dragon’s Egg is a freestanding, hexagonal building sited at the end of a tree encircled field in the countryside of Ledyard, Ct.  The dance studio space measures 2,000 square feet.   The floor is a sprung floor with subfloor heating. The space is surrounded by windows and mirrors. There are two interior swings. An additional 1200 sq. ft. comprises the entry area, small kitchen, changing room/massage room, single (but large) shower space, single bathroom, upstairs communal sleeping area (there are ten futons).   If your group is large, we ask that you consider renting a port-o-john. 

There are available a television/vcr, an upright piano, cd players and speakers; a few musical instruments – drums, etc.; yoga blocks.  In the kitchen are a rice cooker, microwave, convectron oven (includes toaster), coffee maker, small refrigerator.  There are lots of plates, pans, cutlery, et al. 

There is plenty of bedding upstairs, as well as  pillows, quilts, blankets, sleeping bags; and many towels in the back massage/dressing room (bottom shelf under books shelf under windows).   

 Residents are asked to drop off the laundry (sheets and towels) upon their departure,  and to prepay for it,  as described in the Guidelines for care of the Egg.

Residents and presenters are reminded that the space is in regular intermittent use, and residents are asked to respect this use by either by being quiet in the living spaces of the Egg, or by going for a walk, or by vacating the premises at the time of a class to go for dinners, to use the wifi at Starbucks in Mystic, to go for groceries (best local grocery store is McQuade’s), or to go for outings in the area.    

Weekly classes are offered in yoga, children’s dance (seasonal), hooping, modern, and other.  During the summer there is also a weekly dance sampler class.  There are regular monthly uses of the Egg (Dances of Peace, Labyrinth walk) and various workshops and events that take place at the Egg throughout the year at various times.  Check the online schedule on the website.  www.dragonseggstudio.org

Marya also uses the back room for occasional massage clients:  during that time the shower is inaccessible, but residents may continue to work and play in the studio space.

The Beasts use the space for their own rehearsal and training, and occasionally offer public workshops in mask and performance.   There are several larger events each year: the Hygienic Egg in March, Earth Day, the Narrative Event in late June, the NYC Dragon’s Egg Presents concert in September, Tellabration in November, Holiday Bazaar in December, and various galas.  

Other groups regularly rent the Egg for day long workshops.  Some of these are private and will require residents to be absent for the day.  It is important to check the online calendar to see what is scheduled, and to check with Marya at mybeasts@aol.com.  

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 Residents!   N.B.  other classes, while you are here

 

These are the classes that take place, typically, during the week at the Egg.  Please check the website www.dragonseggstudio.org to see if there are other events or uses of the space during your stay.   We do all share the time and space, and there is often some overlap of use.  For classes, you may remain upstairs et al, just being mindful.  For some workshops, it is necessary to pack up if not move out, and to go off for an adventure,  so that the space is available for the presenters/renter.  Remember also that the back dressing room doubles as a Marya’s massage/office.  While she is there, the shower is not available.   Thank you for being here, and for honouring the other uses as well. 

 

namaste, marya

 

Mondays

8:30 am  Priscilla Yoga

11 am   Contemplative Dance (once a month)

4:30 pm Marya Yoga

6:30 pm  Hooping, (or Summer Dance Sampler) 

 

Tuesdays  

6 pm  Modern Dance with Christine  (class, or rehearsal)

 

Wednesdays

7 am Marya yoga

3:30-7:30 pm  L’Ana Burton Children’s Dance – not until later spring this year

 

Thursdays

6 pm   Lena Yoga – beginning mid spring

 

Fridays

 

Saturdays

Varies – check the website

Sometimes (rarely) yoga at 8 am or at 11:15 am

Sometimes workshops – all day, half day

 

Sundays

Sometimes workshops or events – all day, half day

6-8 pm  Last Sundays – Dances of Peace

 

Molly Murkett teaches Acro Yoga periodically.

Labyrinth meets quarterly.

 

Mystery School meets monthly beginning in the fall.

 

Check the online calendar. 

 

 

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Contacts for Help

 

 

There is a generator that should come on, should there be a power outage.  In this event, sort of power down your use of the various electrical devices in the Egg so you minimize your electrical use, and maximize the fuel available to the generator.

 

Should there be any problems with heat, oil,

floor heat (plumber, actually, as it is hot water heat)

generator

snow plowing

etc.

 

Here are the relevant numbers.  The accounts are in the name of Dan Potter, though they might also say Mystic Paper Beasts, or Dragon’s Egg, to distinguish from the various accounts under his name.  The address of the Egg is 401 Shewville Road, Ledyard

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DDLC  oil heat and furnace repair:   860 271 2020

 

Water and plumbing:  

Dick et al. at HJ Smith office: 860 536 7925  

Bill Coyle’s cell: 860 460 6998

 

Electricity:  David Bell and family  :   860 535 2354

 

Generator:  Scott Haines :  860 535 3555

 

AmeriGas- for the propane that serves the generator:  their number is 860 537 5925, and the account is under Dan Potter, general acct # 200437104… The account number that is specific for the Egg/generator, is 100571070.

 

(If there is still a problem

try David Bell

DB Electiric, above

who help us hook up ours, at home)

 

Snow Plowing

Ledyard Lewis for snow and field

860 608 7009 ——Kurt Main is the plower:  860 961 8222

2783 boombridge rd.

N. Ston. 06359

 

if extra help is needed, he has been recommended but we have not spoken with him nor set up anything:   Chuck from the Loftus farm plows :  860 941 2394

 

Marya cell: 860 444 7247; mybeasts@aol.com,; Dan cell:860 961 9439

Marya and Dan home: 860 535 3346

 

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Waiver 

 

 

I, the undersigned participant, or parent/guardian of ______________________, have full knowledge of this activity, the arrangements and risks involved, and assume full responsibility for any injury (to body, mind, emotion) or accident which might occur during participation or as a consequence of participation in this activity or event.  I, my heirs and administrators, waive any rights, and also release and hold harmless the Mystic Paper Beasts Theater Company, Inc., their members, officers, and any volunteers associated with the company,  of any injury  and damages, whether direct or indirect, that the above named (in the case of a minor) or myself the undersigned, may suffer in connection with participation in these programs.  I certify that I, or the above named child, is in good physical and mental condition and is fully able, and has permission, to participate in this program.  

 

signed_____________________________________date___________________ 

 

print name__________________________________tel____________________ 

 

emergency person and number________________________________________ 

 

 

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