The Ensemble inspires change through innovative, movement-based, multi-arts performance on stage that examines social and personal issues of our time.
On Saturday, October 29, Community Partners in Action’s Resettlement Program will present their 19th annual Halloween Brunch and Auction at the Pond House Cafe at Elizabeth Park in West Hartford. We are excited to announce that Judy Dworin will be their 2016 Honoree! The brunch runs from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., costumes are encouraged and 100% of the funds raised go to the Resettlement Program! Tickets are $25, please RSVP by October 25 to Opal Ellison (860)-271-7202 or Deb Rogala (860)-796-8222 or register online HERE. Read more
“I have always valued art for the ability to help you think outside the box and this one certainly did.” ‘Brave’ audience member
Thank you to everyone who attended our Brave in a New World premiere on September 15. We were so pleased to share the stories, the dance and the exquisite bravery of our performers with the over 500 audience members in attendance.
Judy Dworin Performance Project has been selected as 1 of only 6 organizations nationwide to receive a Creativity Connects: National Demonstration Projects grant award! This is a special initiative undertaken by the Mid-America Arts Alliance and other US Regional Arts Organizations (RAOs) through generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This initiative, part of the NEA’s 50th anniversary celebration, investigates the ways in which the arts can connect with other sectors, including education, healthcare, social justice, and the like, that want and utilize creativity. The grantees, selected from each of the six US regional arts organizations—Arts Midwest, M-AAA, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, South Arts, and the Western States Arts Federation, promote collaboration, experimentation, and overall growth in their individual communities. Read more
Founder of #GivingTuesday
“Judy Dworin Performance Project uses the arts to rehumanize people…& remember those forgotten.”
Governor Dannel P. Malloy
Governor of Connecticut
After Governor Malloy attended the performance of Windows at York CI with First Lady and Greater Hartford Arts Council Executive Director Cathy Malloy, the Governor acknowledged the women for their courage in sharing their stories and concluded by saying that ” …in your writings, in your speech, in your dance, in your overall performance–you reflect the humanity that is within each of you and within a broader society…congratulations on your success in this performance…and thank you, Judy (Dworin).”
“In some ways, Dworin represents the Connecticut dance scene today, sailing in many different directions, finding voice and purpose in uncharted territory.”
Director of the Greater Hartford Dance Umbrella
Tonight’s performance of The Witching Hour was truly exceptional. You all reminded us that dance is ephemeral unless we keep doing it..….The audience was captivated, holding its breath for the next movement of dancers in this new space, seamlessly breathing together and each breath and movement contributed meaningfully to the telling of this story. And we all breathed in the spoken and sung words as part of the magic of movement. Read more