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


Meta Meta at the Egg

I look forward to seeing you at the Metamorphoses Project next Saturday, June 25, at 4 pm, at the Egg.   Come a bit early so that you catch the preshow roving by gods and goddesses, nymphs and beasts.

And, for you preparation, you might want to listen to the Incredible String Band for this whimsical shaft of music light in Cousin Caterpillar. Heh.
xo marya

(photo is of Mary Tuomenon in a past narrative project, Life is a Dream)

Life is a dream Mary T 6 10

Solstice Labyrinth Walk!


You are invited to walk the labyrinth
to celebrate the Summer Solstice at
Dragon’s Egg – Shewville Rd.
7:30-9PM, Sunday, June 19, 2016
with live meditative music
Questions??? Email, or call Bernadette 860-443-4163 #2

Pause at the balance point, and then continue your journey

A labyrinth is a sacred circular design found in various forms
throughout human history. Unlike a maze, which has dead ends and false
turns, a labyrinth is one continuous path that will eventually lead you
to the center of the circle. It is a powerful symbol of the life
journey we all make, full of unexpected twists and sudden changes in
direction. By walking this archetypal path, we can rediscover the
sacred potential in each of our daily steps.

There is no need to run outside
For better seeing,
Nor to peer from a window. Rather abide
At the center of your being…
Search your heart and see…
The way to do is to be.

Lao Tze

come walk. . .

Contemporary Technique at the Egg!

Contemporary Technique

Wednesday, June 29: 5:30 – 6:45

with Chloe Carlson: chloedance@comcast.net


The joy of moving; engaging in dialogue and community, and individual artistic expression are what we will focus on as we explore full-bodied, fluid and vigorous dancing.  Class includes structured phrases to warm up, leading to longer sequences in center and across the floor.  Some previous dance experience recommended; senses of playfulness and openness very helpful.  


Chloe Carlson shares her lifelong passion for dancing through teaching, choreographing and performing. Currently, she works with New Haven-based Elm City Dance Collective, and as a solo artist and collaborator under her recently launched GUSTO Dance Project.


Pre register, 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 pre register with me at mybeasts@aol.com, or with the instructor (email above).  Cheques are to be written to the Mystic Paper Beasts.  I hope to see you there!!


(photo by Rich Davis.)

Chloe carlson  richdavis

Barefoot Zumba at the Egg!


Barefoot Zumba at the Dragon’s egg:  


Zumba for Dragon’s Egg

Wednesday, June 22: 5:30 – 6:30;  $12

with Monica Bengston: monilynn_747@yahoo.com


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. 


Zumba is a very exciting dance party atmosphere full of Latin and international music. You’ll forget you’re working out with the sexy but simple moves to dance music like Cha Cha, Salsa, reggaeton, rumba and more. Best of all, you don’t need any previous dance experience.  It is easy to follow.  This class will be modified in order to make is safe and fun for barefoot. 


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.  



Pre register, 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 pre register with me at mybeasts@aol.com, or with the instructor (email above).  Cheques are to be written to the Mystic Paper Beasts.  I hope to see you there!!


Tai Chi and Qigong Sampler

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


This is part of the ongoing summer dance sampler at the Egg.  Each class is registered separately and costs $15.  Please check out the entire list and come for modern dance, African, contemplative, Acro Yoga, kundalini meditation!  

Please pre register with Marya at my beasts@aol.com.


The Metamorphoses – an Assemblage Event!


The Metamorphoses – an Assemblage Project


Come to this year’s Narrative Project, an assemblage of riffs on Ovid’s Metamorphoses!  The text is vast, moving from chaos to creation to metamorphic misdemeanors to violence and to the chaos of power.  There will be dance and song, monologue, puppetry, and theatre.  

This is our annual extravaganza dramatic event that occurs one time, and one time only, in all of time, so come – be with us, for this one moment, the only one that can transform!


Saturday, June 25, at 4 pm, but arrive early for the outdoor preshow.


By donation, all ages.  

If you must have a chair, bring one, as we have a limited number, and arrive early.   .

Marya ursin in  dangerous attraction solo photo by Dan Potter 6 11

Sacred Sound Awakening

Sacred Sound Awakening Egg flyer.pdf

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 

Woman holding mirror on grass reflection

Circus Yoga at the Egg

Summer Dance Sampler – this week!


“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.


Circus Yoga is the second class in the Summer Dance Sampler at the Egg, and promises to be great fun – playful and full of exploration.

The sampler series is offered annually in the summer, each class taking place singly, each registered singly.  This year, the session will run from  6/1- 8/3,  2016, on Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:45 @ $15,  unless otherwise noted.   We request pre registration for each class, 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.. Come for one, come for all!  

Reaching for stage

and, for the rest of the session:


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

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


Heavenly Display! The Narrative Project

The Narrative Assemblage Project  and the Heavenly Display that Emerged!


In the spirit of The Dragon’s Egg, each June, we gather to celebrate a great tale or idea with playful abandon in the focused readings and surprising discoveries of The Narrative Assemblage Project. 


It works like this: Marya Ursin chooses a great work of literature and we participants – a game group of professional dancers, actors, musicians and local families, parents and children- contribute short (5 min or less) creative responses. Marya assembles our bits and pieces and threads them together with the help of players costumed from the collection of the Mystic Papers Beasts who offer the story through line.  


This June’s assignment is Ovid’s Metamorphoses. I can’t wait to see what the Dragon’s Egg tribe comes up with!   Join us Sat. afternoon June 25th at The Dragon’s Egg.


I never would have thought to make pieces inspired by Faust, The Ramayana, The Canterbury Tales, Romeo and Juliet, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Don Quixote, Life Is a Dream among other projects but a number of them developed into works I perform including my favorite duet, Pilgrimag,e created with Clare Byrne based on Chaucer’s Wife of Bath.  


Recently Marya assigned Astrology as the seed for pieces. “Heavenly Display: Everything I Know About Astrology (A Short Dance)” emerged. I continue to evolve it. The film here is of the version performed at The Comedy In Dance Festival at Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, NY in April 2016. A group version for 11 dancers at Manhattanville College with original music by Wall Matthews was also created last spring.  

Solo iterations have been performed for the American Dance Guild’s Bare Bones Concert honoring Frances Alenikoff and ADG’s Annual Festival honoring Liz Lerman, Doug Varone and Alice Teirstein. 


Heavenly Display

Ara photoYi Chun Wu

Ara Fitzgerald romps though the signs of the zodiac in the comic

‘Heavenly Display: Everything I Know About Astrology (A Short Dance)’

You don’t have to believe in it to enjoy it.  

https://vimeo.com/165572710   at the Comedy in Dance Festival


Do come join us for this June’s assignment: Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Saturday afternoon at 4 pm on June 25th at The Dragon’s Egg – a one time only performance!  though some works may go on to have further lives in other venues, reshaped or not, with the same or other performers.  Oh!  Metamorphoses! 

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:

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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