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Team Awesome Robot

 
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Upcoming residency at the Egg!   Team Awesome Robot will be in residence from

9/30 – 10/4/2016,

with an open showing on Sunday, 10/2 at 1:30 pm.. Free or  donation!

 
Company Bio: (photo attached)
Team Awesome Robot is a theatrical collaboration initiative with a focus on new plays. We are storytellers drawn to character driven narratives that are best experienced in the present moment. Our goal is to extend the spirit of collaboration to our audience – fully embracing that whatever world we are making, it is made better together. www.teamawesomerobot.com
 
The Project:
That True Phoenix (working title) by Daniel John Kelley is an examination of the life of Lorenzo Da Ponte and us, now, presently. What can we learn about the uniquely American mythology that is the self-made-man from one of its earliest examples? What does it mean to reinvent yourself; to be ambitious? Yeah we don’t know yet either, which is why we’re writing the play!
 
Announcement:
Team Awesome Robot presents a development-in-progress reading of our next production, That True Phoenix (working title) by Daniel John Kelley. An exploration of the life of Lorenzo Da Ponte and the self-made-man; both the concept and practice.

Dragon’s Egg at Triskelion: Trina Mannino

Every year, the Dragon’s Egg presents a few of the dancers/actors/musicians who have been in residence at the Egg during the past couple of years.   We normally host around 40 residencies a year, but we present from 8 – 12 artists in the fall, in NYC.  The concert this year will be held at Triskelion in Brooklyn on September 24th at 2 pm.   $15.  Look for more information on this as the time gets closer.  

In the meantime, I shall highlight each of the performers in the next few weeks here, on the website.   namaste, marya 

 

Trina Mannino has performed with Anabella Lenzu’s Dance/Drama, ArtBark International, Barbara Mahler, Dance Elixir and Laura Peterson Choreography. She presently studies with Barbara Mahler and Janet Panetta. Her performance in ArtBark’s Alma.Alone was described as “subtle, intellectual and sophisticated” in the Slovenian publication Parada Plesa. In addition to performing, Trina works as a writer for Dance Europe Magazine and The Dance Enthusiast. trinamannino.com 

Photo: 

© 2016 Eric Bandiero

 

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Dragon’s Egg at Triskelion

Every year, the Dragon’s Egg presents a few of the dancers/actors/musicians who have been in residence at the Egg during the past couple of years.   We normally host around 40 residencies a year, but we present from 8 – 12 artists in the fall, in NYC.  The concert this year will be held at Triskelion in Brooklyn on September 24th at 2 pm.   $15.  Look for more information on this as the time gets closer.  

In the meantime, I shall highlight each of the performers in the next few weeks here, on the website.   namaste, marya

MarlyAction

 

Marly Spieser-Schneider graduated from the University of Michigan in 2009 with a BFA in dance.  Since graduating she has taught, performed, and choreographed work in various parts of the country and beyond.  In Vermont she has been lucky enough to collaborate with many talented artists and has begun to present work under the name “Marly S. Danceworks.”  As she prepares to relocate to New York City she finds herself in a beautiful and fertile place of uncertainty when it comes to her creation of dance work.  The only thing she knows for sure is that the human form and its boundless possibility continues to awe and inspire her. And so she creates, knowing that not ever work is a masterpiece but every work is a piece of a masterful puzzle. 

 

www.marlysdanceworks.com

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This quote sums up the basic impulse for all of our explorations in the work”3 to infinity, part 1″: “ Mathematicians say that numbers progress from one to two to three to many.  It is the number three that unlocks the possibility of infinite diversity. Infinite, unmanifested origin is one.  Duality is two.  Duality is the idea or concept of separation, of division, but alone it cannot manifest in phenomena.  Three is a wave, a sine curve, a vibration like light or sound.  When two waves collide a new phenomena is created.  That is the creativity inherent in nature.  Even at the subtlest level, that of vibration and infra-atomic particles, natures built-in wobble sets it on an endless cycle of creation, destruction, and recreation.  From three comes many”

MarlyBacksAll photos of Marly and Co. are by George Bouret.

Yoga and Pilates Workshop!

Fall Fusion: Core Pilates & Yoga Workshop

Boost your core strength and empower your yoga practice to new heights in this fusion Pilates and yoga class by Molly Murkett Bruno and Marie Healy. Celebrate the Fall equinox by investing in yourself!

Go deep into core muscles with pilates. Learn how to activate muscles you didn’t know you had. Then, use your new found strength for active yoga poses, including arm balances and inversions. We will end with deep hip openers and a savasana for ultimate restoration.

$30 per person. Pre-registration required.

Friday September 23 2016
6-8 pm
The Dragon’s Egg, 401 Shewville Rd, Ledyard

The New Collectives at the Egg!

THE COMPANY:

The New Collectives is New York based theatre and film collective. We gather stories, ideas, and inspiration. We find individuals with wildly different talents. We collect it all together, connect the dots, and create something new that runs beautifully.

Our mission is to create new, intimate, and innovative works drawing inspiration from classic plays, develop contemporary work, and cultivate an environment for educational growth with ourselves and the local community.

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We began to take shape in February 2014 while working onThe Witches, a four person adaptation of Macbeth. After a successful workshop production in August 2014, Giverny Petitmermet, Dan Morrison, Sarah Moore and Mara Gannon decided to make their collaboration official & The New Collectives were formed in January 2015. In July 2015, The New Collectives ran a successful week long Shakespeare summer camp in Brooklyn, forming our education branch, The Young Collectives. Helmed by Education Director Erin Maxon & Education Associate Julia Levine, The Young Collectives has expanded its education programing to include teaching artist workshops, in school workshops & holiday Shakespeare camps, in addition to our Shakespeare summer camps. In October 2015, after reworking the script & expanding the cast to 6, The New Collectives, in association with Wandering Bark Theatre Company, produced a full production of The Witches, at The Access Theatre in NYC. The production was met with rave reviews – “a striking production that tickles the horror-lover in us all.” (Theater in the Now) – and full houses. We are thrilled to be bringing the world premiere of Sam Gooley’s Steve Got Raped. to the Fringe Festival! For more information visit www.thenewcollectives.com.NewImage

 

PROJECT WORKED ON AT DRAGON’S EGG:
The New Collectives is proud to present the world premiere of STEVE GOT RAPED. as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC.

Engaged and expecting their first child, Steve and Katie think they are on the right track. However, when a shocking event happens during Steve’s bachelor party, the couple’s lives start to veer off course.
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With Sam Gooley’s new dark comedy, The New Collectives strive to open a conversation about consent, monogamy, and societal expectations. As a young company composed of individuals bridging the gap between Generation Y and Millennial, these are relevant issues to our time. This play is a story of our generation’s anxieties about sex, maturity, and settling; showcasing a generation standing on the precipice of adulthood and igniting in all of us the question: Am I ready for what comes next?

 
CAST:
James Smith* – Steve
Sarah Moore – Katie
Dan Morrison* – Derrick
Mara Gannon – Ariel

*appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

CREATIVE TEAM:
Directed by Melissa Firlit; Assistant Directed by Giverny Petitmermet; Sound Design by Kevin Novinsky; Lighting Design by Elaine Wong; Production Stage Manager Rebecca Kane

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SHOW TIMES/DATES:

THU, 8/18 @ 9:45p; SAT 8/20 @ NOON; TUE 8/23 @ 4:30p; 
THU 8/25 @ 7:00p; SAT 8/27 @ 4:30p
 
WHERE:
Venue #13 – The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St.@ Minetta Lane
TICKETS: 
$18 – For tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org

Last of the Summer Dance Samplers

 

Next Up in the Summer Dance Sampler Series at the Egg!

 

Movement for BodyMindSpirit 

Wednesday August 17:  5:30-6:45

with Ann Watkins

 

Movement for BodyMindSpirit is for anyone who wants to heal their body, sharpen their mind, and expand their spirit through creative, imaginative individual and group movement.

 

Ann Watkins, with a Masters in Dance Movement Therapy and as the owner of New Harmony Therapeutic Massage and Somatic Body Work since 1988, is passionate about sharing the experience of moving with ease in our bodies through original movement forms and body work.

 

You may pre register with me at mybeasts@aol.com, or with the instructor.  Fee is $15.  Cheques are to be written to the Mystic Paper Beasts.  

This will be how we know if a class is a “go” or not.. 

I hope to see you there!!

A Cat Named Toni Morrison

A Cat Named Toni Morrison is in residence at the Dragon’s Egg this week!

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A Cat named Toni Morrison: A National Theater Institute Alumni Company

Our theatrical collective is comprised entirely of early­-career professional theater artists who attended the National Theater Institute Fall 2013 Semester Program. While working on our Final Project: It’s All Relative,a company­devised piece about funny­sadness, we were introduced to the Dragon’s Egg as a space of theatrical innovation, collaboration and creative energy. Since our 2013 initiation to the Dragon’s Egg Studio space, our company has spent two annual week­long summer retreats at the Egg. During our first residency, we created an hour­long radio play chronicling the journey of a mime and the ferryman of the River Styx across a smoky, dystopian South Dakotan wasteland. Last year, we developed the adventure of Rose the Wanderer through Atmosphere,­ a world of magic and sky pirates, where libraries are the keys to knowledge and adventure, and dreams are not always the beautiful visions we imagine them to be. We are so excited to return to the Egg this summer to reconnect as an ensemble and renew our artistic energies. 

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African Dance at the Egg

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Monthly Dream Circle at the Egg

 
 This Saturday, August 6th,  is the Dream Circle from 1 to 4:30.
 
Come sit in a Circle of like minded Dreamers and lets Dream up a New World.  For ourselves and each other.
 
Please let me know if you plan to come, too.

Susan@mysticdreamcenter.com,
 
PS  Here is some good info:

When an EEG is taken of a person focused on drumming at 4 beats per second, the brainwave will inevitably go to Theta, or least Alpha. An experienced Buddhist monk or meditator during silent mindfulness meditation would likewise achieve Theta brain waves in the low cycles. Theta brainwaves occur between 4 – 7 Hz or 4 – 7 cycles per second and is associated with meditative serenity, daydreaming, fantasy, imagination, ideas, inspiration. Deep Theta is often achieved by very expert meditators, and could almost be described as lucid dreaming. For the rest of us, mindfulness tends to result only in a light Alpha wave. Repetitive drumming, however, consistently moves even the busiest  mind’s into Alpha, and many right into Theta.

 

Our normal awake mind is in Beta. Alpha is a more relaxed state, 9-13 Hz, characterized by “relaxed, calm, lucid, not thinking.” Not thinking sounds distinctly useful in mindfulness practice. Theta is one level of relaxation lower, at 4-8 Hz, which is characteristic of very deep meditation and mental imagery. The Theta state, is normally only achieved by very experienced meditators. However, with a drum, even novice meditators can obtain the state of total relaxation and lucid not-thinking.[13]

 
 Susan Morgan
 Susan MorganBronxbotMysticDreamCenter.com
 
 
~The Power of Dreams: Dream Tools for Navigating Your Life
~Death and Continuing On: A Primer in Interdimensionality
~The Mystic Dream Journal

Movement for Body Mind Spirit

 

Ann Watkins, with a Masters in Dance Movement Therapy and as the owner of New Harmony Therapeutic Massage and Somatic Body Work since 1988, is passionate about sharing the experience of moving with ease in our bodies through original movement forms and body work.

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Movement for BodyMindSpirit 

Wednesday July 27:  5:30-6:45

with Ann Watkins

 

Movement for BodyMindSpirit is for anyone who wants to heal their body, sharpen their mind, and expand their spirit through creative, imaginative individual and group movement.

 

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Conscious Anatomy

Wednesday August 17:  5:30-6:45

with Ann Watkins

 

Conscious Anatomy is for professional body workers, yoga teachers, and anyone else who wants to hone their skills with anatomy and heal their body at the same time with blissful healing movement flows. 

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