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Summer Dance Sampler offered on Zoom by the Dragon’s Egg!

Hi,
Every summer, we have been offering a “Dance Sampler” in which there is a different style of class each week. This year I have put it on the zoom platform, and I hope you will be able to join us for some, or all, of these exciting classes!

The classes will be on Wednesdays at 5 pm, beginning June 1, and will last about an hour. A couple more classes may be added.
Each class stands on its own, so must be individually registered. 
I am the “host”.

Each class is a mere $10. You may pay via my PayPal account, or send a cheque to me, identifying in the subject area for which class you are paying. If you pay by PayPal, I ask that you wait to pay until the day before or of the class so that I don’t get the payments mixed up. I then pay the teachers from the Dragon’s Egg account, based on how many students are present. I shall paste all that payment information at the end of this letter.

I hope to see you soon, dancing and moving with energy and ebullience and peace!
Xo namaste,
Marya
__________________

June 17: ZOOM-MOVE with L’Ana : this will be a movement class simply allowing us to “come together” as a community of movers and share some fun & free-flowing movement moments TOGETHER !
*** L’Ana is well known throughout the community for her welcoming classes to adults of all ages, and for her children’s creative movement classes.
_______________

June 24: Magical Yoga is a deep dive into the practice incorporating elements of pagan, witch and mystical intentions by incorporating phases of the moon, sun, stars and cultivating it as a private ritual of Self. 
***Elizabeth Seldin has been teaching slow flow and vinyasa yoga for the past 2 years in ithaca, New York with a focus on the magical and spiritual elements of the practice. She is also the Artistic Producing Director of Clockmaker Arts, a process oriented theater company where she is a playwright, producer, actor and hosts a podcast called “Clockmakers Speak.
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July 1: Pilates Yoga: The class begins with exercises inspired by Pilates and Yoga to warm and condition the body, which leads then to more dynamic movements, a short movement phrase and a restorative cool down.
***Marie Brown is an adjunct dance professor at Temple University, pilates instructor, performer and choreographer; she has participated in the Dragon’s Egg NADINE dance residency for the past several years and is excited to share her joy of movement in the dance sampler classes. 
__________

July 8: Kundalini Yoga for Balance – Physical, Emotional, Spiritual: A practice of stretches and asanas to promote physical balance, followed by a meditation for emotional and spiritual balance. ***Lesley Farlow, dancer and movement educator, teaches Kundalini Yoga as a mindful practice that promotes strength, flexibility and inner peace
____________
July 15: Contemporary Dance (Intermediate)—Expansiveness! Empowerment! Buoyancy! These are the key themes we will explore and aim to embody in our thorough warmup, full-body phrases, joyful focus. Chloe Carlson shares her passion for dancing through performing, teaching and choreographing, most recently through GUSTO Dance, the contemporary dance company she directs. She is also the pres.of the board of David Dorfman Dance. 

__________

July 22
Dancing Outside. Moving in and with nature. A participatory class from your backyard, balcony, or near an open window. 
***Rebecca Pappas makes projects that address the body as an archive for personal and social memory. Her work has toured widely and has received residencies from Yaddo, Djerassi, the Egg, and funding from various foundations/commissions. She is on the dance faculty at Trinity College and for the Masters in Social Practice Art at U. of
Indianapolis. 

___________

July 29
Moving into Satisfaction – in this class we will explore patterns of movement that reflect the psycho-physical process of growth and creativity.
***Jessica Cerullo facilitates space for movement and change and is the Artistic Director of the Michael Chekhov Association. This class is accessible for all ranges of movement.
_________

August 5 open
____________

August 12. Modern Dance Class for Adults is class is energetic and encourages full-body connection and expression for the beginner to the experienced mover.  Includes a fusion of techniques from Graham, Laban, Yoga, and Improvisation.
***Linalynn Schmeltzer has been teaching dance for over 20 years and is the director of River Valley Dance Project. 

August 19

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These classes are $10 each.  You may either use paypal:
paypal.me/MaryaUrsin
or pay by cheque, denoting for which class you are paying, to me at
Marya Ursin,
8 Hancox Street, Stonington, Ct. 06378

I hope to see you!! 
Here is the zoom invitation:
Marya Ursin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Summer Dance Sampler
Time: Jun 17, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Wed, until Aug 26, 2020, 11 occurrence(s)
Jun 17, 2020 05:00 PM
Jun 24, 2020 05:00 PM
Jul 1, 2020 05:00 PM
Jul 8, 2020 05:00 PM
Jul 15, 2020 05:00 PM
Jul 22, 2020 05:00 PM
Jul 29, 2020 05:00 PM
Aug 5, 2020 05:00 PM
Aug 12, 2020 05:00 PM
Aug 19, 2020 05:00 PM
Aug 26, 2020 05:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZUsd-2ppjwoGtD3GUjoPMX8YmuvJT7oBKx5/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGprzsuG9ySshmDRpwcBYigLOvxiGZBjbd5zzjQCS9jTzuuD-9XJJhLR9fy

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 811 0418 7204
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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kwXo8mDiD

Breathe…
namaste,
Marya

Summer Dance Sampler

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Summer Dance Sampler offered on Zoom by the Dragon’s Egg!

Hi,
Every summer, we have been offering a “Dance Sampler” in which there is a different style of class each week.   This year I have put it on the zoom platform, and I hope you will be able to join us for some, or all, of these exciting classes!

The classes will be on  Wednesdays at 5 pm, beginning June 1, and will last about an hour.   A couple more classes may be added.
Each class stands on its own, so must be individually registered. 
I am the “host”.

Each class is a mere $10.  You may pay via my PayPal account, or send a cheque to me, identifying in the subject area for which class you are paying.  If you pay by PayPal, I ask that you wait to pay until the day before or of the class so that I don’t get the payments mixed up.  I then pay the teachers from the Dragon’s Egg account, based on how many students are present.   I shall paste all that payment information at the end of this letter.

I hope to see you soon, dancing and moving with energy and ebullience and peace!
Xo namaste,
Marya
__________________

June 17:  ZOOM-MOVE with L’Ana : this will be a movement class simply allowing us to “come together” as a community of movers and share some fun & free-flowing movement moments TOGETHER !  
*** L’Ana is well known throughout the community for her welcoming classes to adults of all ages, and for her children’s creative movement classes.
_______________

June 24:  Magical Yoga is a deep dive into the practice incorporating elements of pagan, witch and mystical intentions by incorporating phases of the moon, sun, stars and cultivating it as a private ritual of Self. 
***Elizabeth Seldin has been teaching slow flow and vinyasa yoga for the past 2 years in ithaca, New York with a focus on the magical and spiritual elements of the practice. She is also the Artistic Producing Director of Clockmaker Arts, a process oriented theater company where she is a playwright, producer, actor and hosts a podcast called “Clockmakers Speak.
_____________

July 1: Pilates Yoga: The class begins with exercises inspired by Pilates and Yoga to warm and condition the body, which leads then to more dynamic movements, a short movement phrase and a restorative cool down.
***Marie Brown is an adjunct dance professor at Temple University, pilates instructor, performer and choreographer; she has participated in the Dragon’s Egg NADINE dance residency for the past several years and is excited to share her joy of movement in the dance sampler classes.
__________

July 8:  Kundalini Yoga for Balance – Physical, Emotional, Spiritual:  A practice of stretches and asanas to promote physical balance, followed by a meditation for emotional and spiritual balance.                                                                             ***Lesley Farlow, dancer and movement educator, teaches Kundalini Yoga as a mindful practice that promotes strength, flexibility and inner peace
____________
July 15:  Contemporary Dance (Intermediate)—Expansiveness! Empowerment! Buoyancy! These are the key themes we will explore and aim to embody in our thorough warmup, full-body phrases, joyful focus.  Chloe Carlson shares her passion for dancing through performing, teaching and choreographing, most recently through GUSTO Dance, the contemporary dance company she directs. She is also the pres.of the board of David Dorfman Dance.

__________

July 22
Dancing Outside. Moving in and with nature. A participatory class from your backyard, balcony, or near an open window. 
***Rebecca Pappas makes projects that address the body as an archive for personal and social memory. Her work has toured widely and has received residencies from Yaddo, Djerassi, the Egg, and funding from various foundations/commissions. She is on the dance faculty at Trinity College and for the Masters in Social Practice Art at U. of
Indianapolis.

___________

July 29
Moving into Satisfaction – in this class we will explore patterns of movement that reflect the psycho-physical process of growth and creativity.
***Jessica Cerullo facilitates space for movement and change and is the Artistic Director of the Michael Chekhov Association. This class is accessible for all ranges of movement.
_________

August 5 open
____________

August 12. Modern Dance Class for Adults is class is energetic and encourages full-body connection and expression for the beginner to the experienced mover.  Includes a fusion of techniques from Graham, Laban, Yoga, and Improvisation.
***Linalynn Schmeltzer.

August 19

___________________________________

These classes are $10 each.  You may either use paypal:
paypal.me/MaryaUrsin
or pay by cheque, denoting for which class you are paying, to me at
Marya Ursin,
8 Hancox Street, Stonington, Ct. 06378

I hope to see you!! 
Here is the zoom invitation:
Marya Ursin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Summer Dance Sampler
Time: Jun 17, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Wed, until Aug 26, 2020, 11 occurrence(s)
        Jun 17, 2020 05:00 PM
        Jun 24, 2020 05:00 PM
        Jul 1, 2020 05:00 PM
        Jul 8, 2020 05:00 PM
        Jul 15, 2020 05:00 PM
        Jul 22, 2020 05:00 PM
        Jul 29, 2020 05:00 PM
        Aug 5, 2020 05:00 PM
        Aug 12, 2020 05:00 PM
        Aug 19, 2020 05:00 PM
        Aug 26, 2020 05:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZUsd-2ppjwoGtD3GUjoPMX8YmuvJT7oBKx5/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGprzsuG9ySshmDRpwcBYigLOvxiGZBjbd5zzjQCS9jTzuuD-9XJJhLR9fy

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81104187204?pwd=VThScEZCVnFPdzZWQXAyejFpL0ZRZz09

Meeting ID: 811 0418 7204
Password: 161157
One tap mobile
+13017158592,,81104187204#,,,,0#,,161157# US (Germantown)
+13126266799,,81104187204#,,,,0#,,161157# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 811 0418 7204
Password: 161157
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kwXo8mDiD

Breathe…
namaste,
Marya

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Instructors: Bfdancercdc@aol.com, eseldin1@gmail.com, Lesley.Farlow@trincoll.edu, chloedance@comcast.net, rkpappas@gmail.com, jessica@michaelchekhov.org, linalynn2@gmail.com, lilyockwell@gmail.com, deborahpiacenza@sbcglobal.net, makbr23@yahoo.com, harleystories@gmail.com,

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Narrative Project 2020: the Plague

Save the Date!!   August 15 at 4 pm.  Zoom!

Toddler kitty
toddler and cat

The annual Narrative Project at the Egg this summer will be a zoom event, on August 15th, at 4 pm.
 
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Lissa at the Young People’s Hygienic

True, it will not have the wonderful environment and playful interactions we have at the egg, the crowded back stage, the beastie masks passed around.  The cast dinner.  The morning stretches, adaptations, rehearsals.  It will be different. 
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marya at Gala 2014

Instead, it will be on zoom:  I see it as live, rather than recorded. 
People not geographically near might be able to create something for the event. 
The 4 pm time would actually mean that people in Europe and in California might be able to participate.

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Sara Farrington and co.

This also lends some certainty to the event, no possibility of it being cancelled, due to closures or such.
 
In early March, before the shut down, we selected  The Plague (little did we know – I mean, it was all still just beginning) by Camus as the inspiration text, though the performers may range into history and imagination, beyond Camus’ book.  
 
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luis tentindo

I hope to have a couple of medieval style plague doctor’s masks, for instance. And rats.  And maybe a rat king.  I’d like also to look at the Pied Piper of Hamelin.  And at the Dancing Plague of 1518.

There are many kinds of plague, and many kinds of responses

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If you are a performer, dancer, theatre maker, musician, poet, puppeteer, monologuist, etc. and would like to do a 3-5 minute riff on the theme, please be in touch with me.

I wish you well!
Do please stay safe.
Blessings.
namaste,

xo marya

Marty window

marty’s window

The Quiet of the Dragon’s Egg

Eggclouds

In these precarious times,


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It is spring time at the Egg!  The field is flourishing, the daffodils have blossomed and 
gone, the grass is growing, the windows are bright, the floor is gleaming.  

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The space awaits you – but, not yet!  We hope to be re opening, with caution, in mid July, depending on local guidelines and restrictions, and what we feel we can safely maintain for the health of the artists, the community, and ourselves.  When the time is right, we look forward to seeing you!

Stilt arabesque
Circus Amok

Honoring the work, and the time it takes to do it, and the space in mind and body.

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Missoula Oblongata

Meanwhile, Marya is repainting masks, cleaning the bookshelves, the floor, the altogether.  

TigerWHtf The Narrative Project will be in August, and the theme, timely, will be a reflection on Camus’ The Plague.  
This event will be conducted on Zoom:  so, the artists will zoom in from far and wide, as will the audience.  It will be rich!

We shall be practicing social distancing at all events for the next who knows how long.   Plan to wear a mask when you next come to the Egg.


Lifeisadream

And bring your open hearted selves back, with distance and care, as we go through this seeming Bardo of disruption into transformation.

I send love, namaste, marya


Detail Joan s handdetail, Joan of Arc, by Jules Bastien-Lepage

 

The Dragon’s Egg Remains Closed

We have decided that the Egg will remain closed until May 26th.
I am so sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment this may occasion for people.

Meditation seat with block

All classes and residencies will not meet until more is clear to all of us.

Do take care of yourselves, stay home, be safe, walk in beauty. 
Leg up the wall


The Dragon’s Egg is at rest, for the next little bit. It is well and light and empty, and gathering its energy for the next influx of artists and yogis, dancers and dreamers – probably sometime in late June.
Tolasana copy
 Be at peace, breathe, be kind…
I send love, 
namaste, marya

Hygienic Egg


Marty window

Set your clocks forward and come! 
to the Hygienic Galleries, in New London, Ct,
On this Sunday, March 8th, at 12:30 pm,
to see dance, theatre, hooping, puppets, all in response to the poetry of Emily Dickinson!
This is a one time only performance, and should last about an hour or so.

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March 8th at 12:30.  All ages.

The Hygienic Egg – a promenade performance by artists connected with the Dragon’s Egg, held at the Hygienic Galleries in New London, with a theme this year of Emily Dickinson.
Dance and music and poetry and hooping and puppet and rambling.  

Please join us!

xo marya

I’m nobody! Who are you?

Are you nobody, too?

Then there’s a pair of us—don’t tell!

They’d banish us, you know.

 

How dreary to be somebody!

How public, like a frog

To tell your name the livelong day

To an admiring bog!”

TWO IN SEVEN BILLION

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TWO IN SEVEN BILLION will be in residence at the Egg!

 

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TWO IN SEVEN BILLION immerses viewers into a world that they have never experienced before.

 

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Alex and Jessica’s work is original, thoughtfully crafted, and works to reshape what dance performances can be.

TWO IN SEVEN BILLION2

 

They are inspired by electrifying dance theatre mixed with daring physicality, to invite viewers to exist in a state that lies beyond the comfort of a typical audience-performer relationship.  

 

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Alex Schmidt & Jessica Eckardt <twoinsevenbillion19@gmail.com

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ECHO at the Egg

 

EchoDSC 7876 DxOcAn echo is created, repeated and transformed in free play with Space and Time.

 

 

Showing!! this Sunday , March 1st, at 5 pm at the Dragon’s Egg. Do come join us!

 

ECHO will be at the Dragon’s Egg in residence again! They combine making music, playing the instruments, moving with and without their instruments, in an amazing way.

 

 

The showing will be approximately 60 minutes. The audience will be encouraged to walk through the space throughout the performance (though seating will be made available to those who need it.)

Appropriate for all ages, however not geared towards children.

 

Echo

ECHOensemble is a landscape of moving and sounding bodies, rousing the vibrations of the space and time they inhabit. Directed by Jonah Udall, ECHOensemble comes together in a shared practice called SHIFT, born from Mary Overlie’s Viewpoints, Steve Reich’s process music, and Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening, and years of messy research. They perform regularly for ChaShaMa in abandoned commercial spaces around New York City. They are Noah Becker, Dani Cole, Erin Landers, Kalun Leung, Allison Sexton and Jonah Udall.

Earth Day at the Egg

A squash and a squeeze

Hi!
We are planning on celebrating EarthDay at the Dragon’s Egg on April 22, from 4 – 7 pm, with games, vendors, dancing, yoga, nature walk, massage, informational tables.
Moon


Might you like to participate? Please do email me at mybeasts@aol.com and let me know if you have something you would like to offer, and/or if you might be able to come!


It is a Wednesday, the perfect day, in a time of consequence.
Regal posture


namaste, marya

Valentines for Dragons


ValenDucks
Happy Valentine’s Day!

May you be well…and celebrate Valentine, or Lupercalia, or dies Februatus! 
May you speak with another, take tea with friends, be a peace within.
Bird Song Jenny Lind

I send love,
Marya

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