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Bread and Puppet

Dan took a lot of pictures of Bread and Puppet visiting Dragon’s Egg last week
and also made a little film of the extraordinary experience which you can find on his YouTube site at this address:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYongEvPlaQ&feature=youtu.be

After their brass band greeted arrivals they gave a little street performance about greed in politics, 911 and Maggie Thatcher’s phrase

There Is No Alternative  TINA vs. TATA There Are Thousands of Alternativesthen moved inside the Egg to a gallery of their poster art and we sat down to watch their play, introduced by Marya. In a mountain realm we saw disruptive politics with colorful paintings by Peter Schumann who wrote the play and directed Josh Krugman and his new company to take it on tour. Little kids loved being in the Egg with it playing with sweet actors who gave of themselves joyfully and sang Gratitude, as they sold art and met people afterwards.

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Light Up the Egg

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Art Bark at the Egg

Art Bark Showing!  this Friday at 5 pm at the Dragon’s Egg!! 
I hope you can come..it will be wonderful!
(I shall still be in Israel) xo m

ArtBark is thrilled to close out their third residency at the beloved Dragon’s Egg by gifting the community with a free showing of the fruits of their 6 day stay at the space that has become a treasured home away from home.  With infinite gratitude for the gifts provided by Mystic Paper Beasts – we love you so!  Donations welcome for those who feel compelled to support the process.

The works will be performed in NYC at Triskelion Arts May 29th @ 4:00 pm www.theopenhive.com
 
THE WORKS
 
 
Title:  ???
The work is a response to our community’s three-year process of developing the evening length work Alma.Sama and uses the meditation “What’s the solution?” as the impetus for poetic performance initiation. I imagine it expanding into an evening length playdate.
Architect, Innovator, Designer: Misa Kelly for the ArtBark Community
Performers: Cecily Stewart, Joanna Nobbe (who contributed to the process of allowing this expression to morph into a duet) Text: Misa & Cecily Soundscape: Stephen and Misa Kelly, vocalizations by the Kellys, Hannah Ruth Brothers, & Chris Rahwles  
Discover more about Misa: multifacetedmisa.org

Title: Ghost Duet
“In a time when successive generations of technology amplify human presence at distances for greater than the reach of the hand, what becomes the place and form of making at the scale and pace of the individual body?” Artist/Maker Ann Hamilton
Choreography: Trina Mannino in collaboration with Misa Mandigo Kelly  Performers: Misa Mandigo Kelly and Trina Mannino  Music composed by: Stephen Kelly
Knitted installations created by Misa Mandigo Kelly
Special thanks to the Triskelion Arts Space Subsidy Program made possible with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation & to the following individuals that contributed towards the purchase of yarn for this project: Susie Brandmeyer, Nicholas Mannino, Katelyn Eskau, Mary John Frank, Matthew Federico, & Heather Shea
 
Title:  Highly Unlikely
Choreography: Stephen Kelly
Performers:  Yvette Johnson, Trina Mannino, Joanna Nobbe, Cecily Stewart Costumes:  By the Company Music:   Stephen Kelly
 
Movement vocabulary: Performers, Stephen Kelly, and Nikki Pfeiffer.  Discover more about ArtBark: www.artbark.org
 
Title:  Quench the War Within – a structured improvisation
This work is a response to the shock of recent terrorist expressions, and initial exploration helped me process and work through grief, it is a continuation of the meditation, “What’s the solution?” and plays with the concept of process as performance with elements from today’s performance serving as material for further development. Improvisation Playmates: ArtBarkers!  Concept Misa Kelly developed with the collective co-creatively

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Sound: Don Mclean – Babylon  + found sound at the Dragon’s Egg, Mix by 

Restorative Yoga – June 1st

 

Summer Dance Sampler

 

 

Restorative Yoga

Wednesday, June 1: 5:30 – 6:45

with Priscilla Humphrey

 

Imagine each yoga pose so supported that there is no muscular efforting. Great for openings of long held tension, deeply relaxing.

 

Priscilla Humphrey has enjoyed 17 years of teaching Kripalu Yoga! Her style is gentle, deep and fluid.

 

Pre registration for each class singly please!  

Cheque to Mystic Paper Beasts with the particular class in the subject line. 

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

 

You may register with me at mybeasts@aol.com, or with priscilla at priscillayoga@aol.com.  Cheques are to be written to the Mystic Paper Beasts.  I hope to see you there!!

 

 

Summer Dance Sampler

 

June 1    priscilla humphrey  Restorative Yoga  priscillayoga@aol.com

June 8    Circus Yoga with Dani Bobbi Lee; danibobbilee@gmail.com

June 15  David Chandler Tai Chi & Qigong Sampler; deborahpiacenza@sbcglobal.netdavid.l.chandler@sbcglobal.net;

June 22  zumba adapted for egg floor…one hour class.  Monica Bengtson;  monilynn_747@yahoo.com

June 29  Chloe Carlson Contemporary Technique chloedance@comcast.net

July 6     Christine – Modern dance; mysticmovesdance@aol.com

July 13   Molly Murkett  Acro Yoga; mollyheartyoga@gmail.com

July 20   Conscious Anatomy with Ann Watkins; ann@newharmonymassage.com

July 26:  (extra) Tuesday 5 – 6:15 pm; Kundalini Dynamic Meditation; suggesteddonation: $5; with marya guiding .. one hour class.

July 27   Movement for BodyMindSpirit with Ann Watkins; see July 20

August 3  African dance – Ashley Jones; info@ashleyjonesviolin.com

 

 Classes are 1 hour 15 minutes long.   Restorative may be longer – ask her.

NB Zumba ($12) and Kundalini Meditation ($5 donation) are both one hour classes.

 

 

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Summer Dance Sampler!

 

Summer Dance Sampler

 

Pre registration for each class singly please!  

Cheque to Mystic Paper Beasts with the particular class in the subject line. 

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

NB Zumba ($12) and Kundalini Meditation ($5 donation) are both one hour classes.

 

Summer Dance Sampler

 

June 1    priscilla humphrey  Restorative Yoga  priscillayoga@aol.com

June 8    Circus Yoga with Dani Bobbi Lee; danibobbilee@gmail.com

June 15  David Chandler Tai Chi & Qigong Sampler; deborahpiacenza@sbcglobal.net; david.l.chandler@sbcglobal.net;

June 22  zumba adapted for egg floor… Monica Bengtson;  monilynn_747@yahoo.com

June 29  Chloe Carlson Contemporary Technique chloedance@comcast.net

July 6     Christine – Modern dance; mysticmovesdance@aol.com

July 13   Molly Murkett  Acro Yoga; mollyheartyoga@gmail.com

July 20   Conscious Anatomy with Ann Watkins; ann@newharmonymassage.com

July 26:  (extra) Tuesday 5 – 6:15 pm; Kundalini Dynamic Meditation; suggesteddonation: $5; with marya guiding

July 27   Movement for BodyMindSpirit with Ann Watkins; see July 20

August 3  African dance – Ashley Jones; info@ashleyjonesviolin.com

 

 

 

Class Descriptions and brief Bios for the instructors:

 

Restorative Yoga

Wednesday, June 1: 5:30 – 6:45

with Priscilla Humphrey

 

Imagine each yoga pose so supported that there is no muscular efforting. Great for openings of long held tension, deeply relaxing.

 

Priscilla Humphrey has enjoyed 17 years of teaching Kripalu Yoga! Her style is gentle, deep and fluid.

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“Circus Yoga”

Wednesday, June 8: 5:30 – 6:45

with Dani Bobbi Lee

 

Explore the wonders of the circus through play, breath, community and focus.

Juggling.Human.Pyramids.Partner Acrobatics.Poi.Hooping.

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Tai Chi and Qigong Sampler

Wednesday, June 15: 5:30 – 6:45

with David Chandler

Tai Chi & Qigong for Health and Healing with David Chandler:  an introduction to the history, fundamental principles, postures, energy, martial applications, meditation and more.  David is the founder/director of Eagle’s Quest Tai Chi Center.  Learn more at www.eaglesquesttaichi.com

 

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Zumba for Dragon’s Egg

Wednesday, June 22: 5:30 – 6:30;  $12

with Monica Bengston

 

Zumba: A fun, easy-to-follow dance/fitness class that is appropriate for all ages, at any fitness or skill level.  In this modified barefoot class, we will be using less intense moves, but working with balance, flexibility and cardiovascular strength, all to great Latin and International Rhythms. 

 

About me:  Monica Bengtson is AFAA certified and has been a Zumba Instructor since 2010.  She teaches Zumba Gold and Zumba Gold Toning in Southeastern Ct. and Rhode Island.  

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Contemporary Technique

Wednesday, June 29: 5:30 – 6:45

with Chloe Carlson

 

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Modern Dance

Wednesday, July 6: 5:30 – 6:45

with Christine

 

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Acro Yoga

Wednesday July 13:  5:30-6:45

with Molly Murkett

 

Come play and learn to fly, with community building Acro Yoga! Learn to hone your body awareness, strengthen your core, and improve your balance in this fun workshop. Beginners welcome, with no partner necessary.

 

Molly Murkett Bruno began her love affair with dance, music and yoga as a child, and has been teaching workshops and classes for 3 years. Her passions include cooking, reading, and traveling.

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Conscious Anatomy

Wednesday July 20:  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. 

 

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.

 

Ann Watkins: see July 20

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African Dance

Wednesday, August 3: 5:30 – 6:45

with Ashley Jones

 

Join us for a high energy class in traditional West African dance from the country of GUINEA, led by Ashley Jones and accompanied by Matthew Dean on live percussion.

 

Ashley Jones studied under Abdoulaye Sylla, a principal with the National Ballet of GUINEA. With over 20 years experience in this dynamic form, Ashley brings patience & positive reinforcement to the root of her teaching.

 

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Extra:  Kundalini Dynamic Meditation

Tuesday, July 26:  5 – 6:15 pm; suggested donation: $5

with Marya Ursin

 

Sacred Sound Awakening at the Egg!

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Sacred Sound Awakening

Bask in Effortless Harmony Within Yourself

Receive a powerful energy attunement through sound:

* release tensions
* amplify your intentions
* align with your highest potential

Wednesday, June 8, 7:30pm. $25 advance, $30 door Dragon’s Egg Studio

401 Shewville Rd., Ledyard, CT
To register email Anne at: annebelliveau@gmail.com

Akasha Anne Belliveau is a visionary sound intuitive & energy healer who mentors kindred spirits in a powerful awakening to their Authentic Voice & inner wisdom. www.facebook.com/AkashaAnneBelliveau

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Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts in Residence at the Egg

Matt Garza is an educator and performance artist originally from South Texas. A practicing yoga teacher, Garza is A 5-year company member of New Works/World Traditions Dance Company, a founding member of the God(dess) Artist Collective, and is currently the permanent Dance Artist in Residence at TAPA: Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts in Providence, RI. 
 
TAPA is an academically-rigorous, arts-integrated public charter school for students in grades 7-12. TAPA is a community of practice, where culture, the performing arts and an expanded learning time are all fundamental components of a rigorous academic program. In Middle School, students rotate and explore Film, Dance, Music, and Theatre. For grades 9-12, students choose an Arts Major, where they spend 2 hours a day in their art form. In the Dance Program, students practice mindfulness, culturally significant and global dance styles, as well as expressive and devised work.
 

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This May, Matt Garza brought his 10th & 11th Grade TAPA Dance Majors to the Dragon’s Egg and sent us this message:

“Words simply cannot express what a transformation took place for us this weekend. This was an incredibly opportunity for my dancers – our weekend at Dragon’s Egg surpassed everything I could have dreamed for this group. In Sunsa’s Dream Circle, we allowed our dreams to guide us; to find our helpers; to have the courage to look inward, to speak, add to listen. While walking through the woods, we navigated not only the nature around us, but we also navigated our fears, our strength, and relationship with one another. Ultimately, we explored how to love ourselves; how to love others; and how to dance more ferociously than we ever had before! From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for dreaming and creating this space. I hope to continue developing a partnership together over the coming years.”
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This August, Matt Garza will be returning with the God(dess) Artist Collective as well as Educators from TAPA for a weekend of self-guided professional development and artistic collaboration. Later this fall, he will bring his 12th Grade Dance Majors to the Dragon’s Egg to begin the personal process of college essay writing and devising autobiographical dance pieces as part of their Senior Thesis Projects.
 
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Bread and Puppet at the Egg!

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HiveMind Theater Collective

We have been honoured to host HiveMind a number of times at the Dragon’s Egg.  Here is a short bit about them:

HiveMind Theater Collective is a multi-city based devised physical theater company and is an artist centered, revolving door company. This means that the artists that are involved in our work are able to dedicate as much or as little time as they feel able.
 
Artists and theater-makers can apply to the company and attend as many of the five day workshops that are held at the Dragon’s Egg Studio through out the year. At each workshop the the work is pushed forward by the whole company with the knowledge that there will always be someone in the room that has been grounded in the work since it’s inception, as well as someone with fresh eyes to keep our perspective authentic.
 
HiveMind Theater Collective is currently developing an original piece titled Yellow Bellied, Lilly Livered, Chicken Shit: Or The Coward and it will be the companies premiere performance to be held at AS22’s 95 Empire BlackBox in Providence, RI August 26th-28th. 
 
 
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The list of those at this last workshop:
 
Shannon Sexton Potter
DJ Potter
Christopher Corporandy
Nick Roesler
Katie Sexton
Aran Montare Savory
Callie Nestleroth
Elizabeth Cohen
 
 

Restorative Yoga

The first in the Dance Sampler Series this summer will be 

Restorative Yoga Workshop
The Dragon’s Egg
Wednesday, June 1st  5:30-6:45pm
Pre registration is strongly encouraged. Cost $15.
A luxurious, deeply relaxing, refreshing form of yoga which supports the whole body using props (pillows, blankets, blocks) to melt away physical, emotional & mental tension as it opens new spacious ease in the body & restores the nervous system.
Please bring: 2-3 large blankets (no comforters)
 2-3 large firm pillows 
   Any other yoga props you may have.

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