Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio


A Journey through the Stars

March’s hairy hare hops hauntingly close – Rabbit!  It is here!

And March 8th, Sunday, at 12:00, is the time for the
A Journey through the Stars and Planets,
an astrological view,
performed by Dragon’s Egg artists and friends,
and held at the Hygienic Galleries on Bank Street in New London.

This will be a promenade performance, moving from gallery to gallery.  In each gallery will be a different dancer, actor, singer, puppeteer, beast, or hooper, ready to invite you into their version of this year’s theme.  
Also will be various astrological signs and planets wandering around ‘midst the audience, for your starry bemusement.
This celestial je ne sais quoi will take about one hour, and is by donation ($5 suggested, but more is more!) and will be suitable for all ages and styles.

This idea of an intermingling of performing artists and visual art spaces began with a love idea by Marya in 2008 – or was it 2007? – when a “Groundhoggian Valentine” was presented in the Hoxie Gallery in Rhode Island.  Since that time, we have relocated to the Hygienic Galleries in New London, Ct., where we have peopled the galleries with poems by Yeats and scenes from Hardy and references to Mars.  Performers offer their work from the generosity of the artist’s heart, and we invite you to share in our explorations of the theme du jour.   This year, 2015, we are journeying through the sky, and we invite you along, from Aquarian to Capricorn!   all and sundry, cusp and moonie. 

Please come join us!
March 8th
12 noon
Hygienic Art Galleries
Bank Street
New London

Assembled by Marya Ursin,
performed by the artists and friends of the Mystic Paper Beasts and the Dragon’s Egg.

Egg lights

African Dance at the Egg

February 21st

6-9 pm

$25 per person; $10 for children



Music and dance are the heart and soul of Ghanaian culture. From a young age children are moving and shaking to the drum beat and bell. There are many Ghanaian cultural dances, all telling a different story. This class is a chance to learn about a new culture, its traditions and stories while also awakening your body to exciting sounds and movement. This three hour workshop will give you a glimpse into one of the most popular dances, Gahu, which is a social dance with lively moves and beats. Live drumming and the heat building from dance, will have you feeling like you have stepped right off the plane and into Ghana.



Ghanaian born and raised, Eric Amoquandoh used dance and drumming to get him through the hardships of life in West Africa. Eric has just moved to the area and is bringing with him his love for his culture, music and dance. For nearly 10 years Eric has been sharing these stories and dances with universities, schools and individuals. Eric hopes to keep these traditional dances alive and teach others how to tell stories through music and movement.

Hygienic Kids’ Art Show

The Hygienic Gallery presents Kids’ Art at the Garde Gallery, this Saturday, January 31, from 12 – 4 pm, and we Beasts shall be rambling about, as well as dressing hopefuls in masks and costumes to trail dreams and mystery through the gallery of art.  There will be many activities, crafts, storytelling, hooping.  Do come join us!  Beasts will Rove!

Little beasts

Winter births Masks at the O’Neill

NTI/NMTI Spring (?! hah!) 2015 make masks, write tales, and move through new adventures!  Yay – it was magical fun!  xo m

Masks 15 spring

The Eagle Has Landed: Kristin Hatleberg and dancers

The Eagle has landed.

Sunday February 8th at 4pm
The Dragon’s Egg, 401 Shewville Rd, Ledyard CT
Artists: Janet Aisawa / Cecilia Fontanesi / Kristin Hatleberg / Rebeca Medina / Ophra Wolf
Film: Kristin Hatleberg / Fred Hatt 

The Eagle has landed. is a full-length dance improvisation directed by Kristin Hatleberg. Its development has been supported in part by residencies at The Dragon’s Egg throughout 2014-2015, and we’re pleased to close our final residency this February with a public showing for The Egg’s community. The Eagle has landed. will premiere in April 2015 as a part of the Take Root Series at GreenSpace in Queens, NY.
Performance is 45 minutes, admission is donation based, and the showing will be followed by light refreshments and a discussion with the artists.

Kristin hatleberg Eagle

Ayurveda and the Mind

Ayurveda and the Layers of the Mind

Join us at The Dragon’s Egg Studio, 401 Shewville Road, in Ledyard, CT on January 24 from 1-4PM to explore the Layers of the Mind. Cost is $35
The emotional aspect of ourself is the most powerful determinant in the quality of our life.  If the mind is agitated, the world looks bleak, even if the bank account is full, the house is perfect, the family is healthy and the job is secure.  On the other hand, if the bank account is empty, the house in disrepair, the family broken and the job lost…the serene mind will provide a feeling of unconditional contentment.  How do we harness the power of the mind?  Ayurveda presents us with a model in which to understand our emotions as well as practices to create balance in the mind and a state of gratification, no matter the outside circumstances life presents.

Personal Bio
Hello, I am Jessica Ferrol, the Community Ayurvedic Herbalist.  I am a mother of three, wife, student and an avid seeker of ultimate peace, love and health for my family and myself.  Since I was a little girl, I have pondered the questions: “What are the factors that influence Health?” and “What’s the secret to finding stillness in this hectic world?”  I looked for these answers everywhere.  At age 25, I fell in love with Yoga and immediately began training as a yoga teacher.  At age 27, I found Ayurveda and 3 months later moved across the country to study at one of the best Ayurvedic schools in the USA.  These sister sciences provided all the answers to my life long questions and much more!  They have given me the power and wisdom to care for myself and my family, naturally.  Now, it is my passion and my intention to share this with you!
Professional Bio

I am a certified Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Pancha Karma Specialist, Registered Yoga Therapist and Herbalist.  I have been in private practice since 2003 supporting the community via Ayurvedic consultations, home made herbal formulations and workshops for over 10 years.
My home office is in located in Pawcatuck, CT (a stone’s throw away from downtown Westerly, RI).  At this location I see clients, make my herbal formulations and hold workshops.   I am a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and Yoga Alliance.  

Clare, Sharon, Meredith, Jeffrey Dance together!

It was wonderful! The dance showing on December 29th, by residents Clare, Sharon, Meredith, and Jeffrey! Rosena, sitting next to me, giggled throughout, and the audience willingly rose (after a tentative pause) at one point, to roll on the floor in a way that challenged all and caused eruptions of giggles. The dancers were exciting, strong, intimate, fun, in their work with one another, a life work, with these moments of coming together, over and over again.

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Hoop your way into 2015

Bring in the new year with your favorite dance partner: the hoop!
Shiva Shakti Hoop Dance will be hosting an open flow jam
from 830pm-1am
at the beautiful Dragon’s Egg.
Make 2015 the year of movement.
Suggested donation of $10-$15. 


Solstice Arises

Winter clare

Dance Showing!! December 29th at 5 pm

Dance Showing!   Monday, December 29th, at 5 pm, at the Dragon’s Egg…
Welcome to all, come join us! 

Love, Sex, and Peace, and Everything.
The ‘Frina’s Song and Dance Show.
I Went to the Field to Visit the Star: Winter, Part II.
Friends and artists Sharon Estacio, Jeffrey Peterson, Clare Byrne and Meredith Mandel gather in one country, one state, and one absolutely utopian place, The Dragon’s Egg, for a weekend of moving and music-making. Come see the fruits of their playful labor –  spanning years and oceans –  in an uncharted hour of dance and music.

Clare et al