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Hygienic Earth Egg Links us at noon on Sunday

Here is the link for the Hygienic Earth Egg event Sunday, April 25, at noon.

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Marya Ursin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Hygienic Egg at Home
Time: Apr 25, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Hygienic Earth Egg is on Sunday, April 25

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(Oslo forest by Oyvind Kavag)

Programme for the Hygienic Earth Egg- a Zoom experience! April 25, 2021

The actors, dancers, puppeteers, poets, and musicians give of their time and their generous talent freely. If you are able to give a donation to the Dragon’s Egg to help us support this work, you may use pay pal, or a paper cheque: paypal.me/dragonseggstudio.

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(stupa at HayHouse)

Hygienic Earth Egg 2021:
inspired by the Earth, and by the writings of Gary Snyder

Performers are artists local and distant, all associated with the Dragon’s Egg.
The project is conceived and assembled by Marya Ursin, of the Dragon’s Egg.

Order of Performances
Marya will be announcing each work in turn.

Three Poems About Trees by Lana Orphanides

“Beautiful Little System”. Filmed and performed by Lesley Farlow. Text by Gary Snyder

Two Poems Regarding Birds of Spring by Sara Ingram; second reader will be Peter Gross

Film Monologue by Sandy Laub

“Off Her Rocker” 
Created and performed by Ara Fitzgerald 
Film by Peter Cunningham 

Hooping by Serena Judge. Music: ’Take Flight’ by Lindsey Stirling. Poem of inspiration: “How to Know Birds”

The Venerable Hildred H. Lamb Lecture Series on “The Etiquette of Freedom”
caught on video by Clare Byrne

“Going Down Slow”
Words by Jason Rabin
Song by St. Louis Jimmy Oden, performed by Jason Rabin
Film by Peter Cunningham

Flock theatre. Hanji Paper Puppet Project on YouTube

In Niko, by Dan Potter.

Sunrise GB
(Sunrise by Sophia Chapadiev, GB)

Thank you to all.  We honour you, and the Skies, the  Earth, and all the creatures large and small.

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(Aarya as zebra, nani as photographer)

BIOS

Byrne is a dancer-and-choreographer-turned-singer-songwriter who has lived, performed and taught in New York City, and Burlington, VT.  She now calls Guilford, CT home. Her debut double LP Celestials was released in 2019: www.celestials.me. She is currently working on a live album project, and is also beginning a Masters in Religion and Music at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. More info can be found at: www.clarebyrnemusic.com

Peter Cunningham has been a professional photographer for over 30 years.  His teachers include Baptist fisherman Lester Tate, dancer Martha Myers, French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, Zen Master Bernie Glassman and singer-songwriter Janis Ian.  Peter has exhibited his photographs and StillFilms in New York, Krakow, London, Paris, Tokyo, Jerusalem, Kigali, Nanjing, Beijing, Berlin and Grand Manan, Canada. His clients include singers, teachers, chefs, playwrights, athletes, accountants, actors, fishermen and clowns.  He teaches “Photography as Zen Practice” in the US and China. is co-author with Peter Matthiessen of “Are We There Yet? A Zen Journey through Space and TIme,” and is a founding member of“The Order of DisOrder.” https://www.petercunninghamphotography.com

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Peter Cunningham has been a professional photographer for  50 years.  His teachers include Baptist fisherman Lester Tate, dancer Martha Myers, French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, AND Zen Master Bernie Glassman. His clients include singers, teachers, chefs, playwrights, athletes, accountants, actors, fishermen and clowns. https://www.petercunninghamphotography.com

 Lesley Farlow is a dance artist, movement educator and writer, based in Northampton, MA. She performed in NYC and toured for a lot of years, and was on the faculty at Trinity College for a long time. She is delighted and honored to be part of anything associated with Marya and the Dragon’s Egg. This is her first iPhone film.

Ara Fitzgerald creates dance/theatre as a choreographer, writer, improviser and performer.
Current projects: Tree Hugger, Love Letters to Minkie (1917) and links to two books, Scripts for Solo Performer and Don’t Sit Down, Reflections on Life and Work by Martha Myers can be found on her website https://www.arafitzgerald.com.  

Flock Theatre is a professional theatre company based in New London, CT. Whether working with the timeless words of Shakespeare, modern classics such as Eugene O’Neill, puppet pieces, teaching in schools, or conducting their annual Burning of Benedict Arnold Festival, Flock Theatre is dedicated to creating original, collaborative, and educational theatre.

Peter Gross is a foreign language teacher who likes to spend his time hiking, biking and chopping wood.

Sara Ingram is a poet, dancer, and teacher.  Her book of poetry, Sounds of House and Wood (Antrim House) celebrates New England winters and childhood memories.  Sara lives in Deep River and is a member of the Connecticut River Poets, and the Connecticut Storytelling Center.

Serena Judge is a computer geek who plays with plastic circles,.

Sandra Laub has taught English to 11th and 12th grade students for a long while; she’s also a performer with many professional theater credits, including her one-woman performance of William Gibson’s “Golda’s Balcony” which has toured the country since 2013. Sandra is also an adapter of literature for performance-her play based on the letters of G.B. Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell will go virtual in May, and her adaptation of Nora Ephron’s play, Imaginary Friends will do the same in the fall. Sandra has been enjoying the camaraderie, collaboration, creativity, and spontaneous combustion sparked by Dragon’s Egg for a long while, too.  Thank you, Marya!

Lana Orphanides was the co-founder of the poetry journal, “A Letter Among Friends”. She has participated in “Poetry of the Wild”, co-authored a book of paintings and poetry, and done many readings throughout Connecticut.  She is the author of the chapbook, “Sea and the Sound of Wind”, and most recently a poetry collection, “Searching for Angels”, published by Antrim Press. She is a member of Connecticut River Poets and Poets for the Planet.  Her poetry focuses on the natural world and the solace and wisdom these observations bring.

For the past five years Dan Potter has been exchanging poems every other day
with West Coast poet, Alice Pero.  He is also a sculptor, painter, mask maker, performer, co director of the Mystic Paper Beasts, co creator of the Dragon’s Egg.

Jason Rabin is a Boston-based writer, arts activist, and performer whose mind commonly dances around dreams, mythology, rhetoric, and social justice. A vocalist, songwriter, and blues harmonica player, he fronts the roots-rock band, The Ways & Means Committee (WAMC).

Marya Ursin, your MC today and the instigator 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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(Moon in a bowl, by Gary Williams)

AnA Collaborations at the Egg

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AnA Collaborations and Baye & Asa worked alongside each other

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creating new and revisiting old material for live and on camera projects,

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as well as teaching online movement classes and writing grant proposals.

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Dragon’s Egg provided us with the kind of environment and space we needed to bring our ideas and vision to fruition.

All photos were taken by our collaborator and cinematographer, Blake Horn.

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Reaction Dance

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Reaction Dance Company has been in residence at the Egg!

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Valentine Poets and April Earth

The poetry reading yesterday was lovely, with voices varied about the joys, losses, insanities, fantasies, whimsy, impossibleness, of Love.

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(By Jim Long)

Our next pubic zoom event with be what is usually our early March Hygienic Egg. This year, we are on zoom, and we have moved the date to late April, to include a celebration of the Earth and of all things, as we bring our focus on the poetry and prose of Gary Snyder.
This will be on April 25th at noon – we look forward to seeing you then!

In the meantime, stay safe, be well, breathe, be at ease.

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(From Marya’s car window, one glorious evening)

Dragon’s Egg Presents: Valentine’s Day Poetry

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Poetry, Prose, and Music of Love?
Dragon’s Egg Presents!
On Sunday, February 14, at noon, on zoom, a short program to tickle your fancy

See below for the zoom link.

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Marya, as the MC, will be reading portions of a prose poem, “Untitled”, by Dian Parker, interspersed between the other poets.

“Untitled” by Dian Parker

“Social Distancing” by Melanie Greenhouse. (March 27, 2020)

Four short poems by Alice Pero
“Hello”
“This Calmness”
“Sunflowers”
“In My Perfect Landscape”
“Sea Chantey.”

“French Kiss” by Christie Williams

“Untitled” Serena Judge

“The Perfect Birthday Present” by Sara Ingram

“Valentine” by Dan Potter

Three short poems read/performed by Sandra Laub
“Love after Love” is Derek Walcott
“Many waters cannot quench…” by Jeanette Winterson
Final Notations by Adrienne Rich

Owl

Bios

Melanie Greenhouse is a poet/playwright whose themes often consider the natural world and the vanishing natural landscape.  

Sara Ingram is a poet, dancer, and teacher.  Her book of poetry, Sounds of House and Wood (Antrim House) celebrates New England winters and childhood memories.  Sara lives in Deep River and is a member of the Connecticut River Poets, and the Connecticut Storytelling Center.

Serena Judge is a computer geek who plays with plastic circles, and sometimes puts pen to paper to create vignettes of her life.

Sandra Laub has taught English to 11th and 12th grade students for a long while; she’s also a performer (her one-woman performance of William Gibson’s “Golda’s Balcony” will go virtual in March for the BrownBag series of Providence, RI) and adapter of literature for performance.  Sandra has been enjoying the camaraderie, collaboration, creativity, and spontaneous combustion sparked by Dragon’s Egg for a long while, too.  Thank you for providing this space and time and connection, Marya!

Dian Parker writes for a number of arts magazines and literary journals. She is an oil painter and lives in Vermont.
Alice Pero is a New Yorker who became a left-coaster. Her poems are published in many anthologies and magazines. Her 1st book of poetry, “Thawed Stars” is available on amazon. She has done dialogues with 20 poets and currently dialogues with Dan Potter. She is also a flutist and founder of both Windsong Players Chamber Ensemble and Moonday reading series in Los Angeles. Find more poems and videos on alicepero.com

For the past five years Dan Potter has been exchanging poems every other day
with West Coast poet, Alice Pero.  He is also a sculptor, painter, mask maker, performer, co director of the Mystic Paper Beasts, co creator of the Dragon’s Egg.

Marya Ursin, your MC today and the instigator 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.

Christie Max Williams is a writer and actor who lives in Mystic, Connecticut. He has worked on stage, film, and TV in California, New York, and Connecticut and also as a fruit vendor in Paris, a salmon fisherman in Alaska, a consultant on Wall Street, a writer for the National Audubon Society, and in leadership posts for non-profits. He co-founded and for many years directed The Arts Café Mystic. His poetry has won the Grolier Prize, placed second in the Connecticut River Review Contest, and was a recent finalist for the National Poetry Series and Morton Marr Prize.

Welcome to a Dragon’s Egg zoom Poetry event!
Donations are welcome: paypal.me/dragonseggstudio

Marya Ursin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Valentine Egg
Time: Feb 14, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Maia and Medea fly at the Egg, in Residency

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Maia&Medea are versatile multidisciplinary circus and dance artists who have worked together for several years in solo and ensemble projects.

We are working on splicing together our two solo shows into an integrated program. We spent this week at the Egg devising points of encounter and overlap, and fleshing out the shape of the whole.

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Medea’s arc is about becoming a phoenix in the face of mental turmoil. It is structured by the phases of bipolar disorder from first-hand experience.

Maia’s arc is about locating yourself in the world and history when every box this chimera has ever checked is the one marked “other.”

We envision that each arc could be experienced as a complete work in itself, while also existing in an enhanced form through the combination. Coming from a deeply personal place, as we interact with each other, each person’s story ends up affecting the other’s–from one alien to another.Maia medeaSnow

February for Love, March for the Poetry of Eco Well being

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Our poetry event, Welcome to the New Year, was a fine success, on zoom. There are two dates upcoming for you to hold – I shall post more information as we go along, but, meanwhile:

The Poetry of Love, on 2/14 at noon, via zoom.
The Vision of Gary Snyder, this year’s Hygienic Egg, again on zoom, on 3/7 at noon.

Feb. 14, at noon,
the poetry of Love
I have, so far, as readers:

Dan Potter
Alice Pero
Christie W
Milt A
Sandy Laub
Melanie G.
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And on March 7th, at noon, the Hygienic Egg, with a focus on the writings of Gary Snyder, performance in any medium: word, dance, song, puppet.

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1230.Gary_Snyder

I have on my list as performers, so far:

Melanie G
Sandy L
Jason R.
Lesley Farlow
Clare
Ara

I hope you will be able to join us, and, if you are a poet, performer, musician, and would like to be a part of one of these events, please do be in touch with me!

Zoom codes to follow before each event.

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Marya Zoom Yoga Yes! will continue throughout the spring.

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Hi!
I thought I would give you all the codes for the yoga classes we are currently having on zoom, so that you can keep them, though I shall continue to send reminders…
These are for the zoom yoga classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 9 am, Tuesdays at 5 pm, and Saturdays at 10:30 am. I expect the classes to be ongoing, for the nonce.

If you would like for me to add you to my email list announcing yoga classes, let me know!

I hope to see you!
namaste
xo marya

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I welcome you to the yoga class that meets on Mondays and Thursdays, at 9 am.

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I welcome you to the yoga class that meets on Tuesdays, at 5 pm.

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I welcome you to the yoga class that meets on Saturdays, at 10:30 am.

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These classes are free or by donation. You may either use paypal:
paypal.me/MaryaUrsin
or by cheque to me at Marya Ursin, 8 Hancox Street, Stonington, Ct. 06378

I hope to see you!!
Breathe…
namaste,
Marya

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Use Fee and Membership Fee

Membership is required of anyone using the Egg for any purpose. The minimum rate is $20 per person, per calendar year (January – December) and need only be paid once in that year.

Use Fee

For individual artists and their companies

This fee is applied each time a group or individual comes to the Egg.  The fee covers the entire group. Each member of the group is required to join the Mystic Paper Beasts as a member once a calendar year: @$20.

For a single day or evening:  $40
For a weekend: $75 (one night, two days)
For 3 -5 days: $100 (2-4 nights)
For 6 – 8 days $ 150

Hourly rates: $20 for the first hour, @15/hour thereafter

Overnights not a part of a formal residency: @ $20

We hope that these minimal fees will be affordable to young working artists, and will make a residency a practical possibility. 

You may donate, or pay your membership, or use fees, via pay pal:
PayPal.me/dragonseggstudio,
or by cheque to the Mystic Paper Beasts.

Use Fee: Institutions: Membership

We regard institutions (colleges, theatre training schools, etc.) and individuals directly associated with them to be a distinct category, as these institutions generally are economically more robust than are fledgling dance and theatre companies.   The Egg seeks to serve all kinds of artists, and recognizes that some may be able to pay more, some less.   
The membership/rental policy regarding institutions (such as Connecticut College, National Theatre Institute/NMTI, Brown University) is as follows: The applicant must join the MPB at an individual rate (minimum individual rate is $20 per year).

The flat use fee is not additionally applied to these institutional fees.

Proof of insurance is required.  If no proof of insurance is available, the applicant may alternatively join the MPB as a group so that they would then be under our insurance (as described above).  
This membership would be in addition to the following flat fees, and would be good for a calendar year (January – December), so a repeat visit would not occasion additional membership fees, but only the flat fee described below.
 
This fee can hopefully be included in any funding/grants the artists from the various institutions might be receiving.

Single day: $125
Single evening (3 hours max, after that- an extra $10 @ additional hour): $75
Single day and evening: $175
Weekend: $275 (two days and one evening)