The Ensemble inspires change through innovative, movement-based, multi-arts performance on stage that examines social and personal issues of our time.
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, JDPP’s Annual Appeal. Please choose to donate now so your generous gift can help our programs in the following way…
Your contribution will help to keep all of this important work alive and continuing for the future. Every gift counts, no matter the amount. $50 provides food for one YWIP session; $100 buys a Moving Matters! classroom’s t-shirts which they decorate themselves for their performance; $250 pays for a Master Class by an Ensemble Member or Teaching Artist; $300 puts a child through an entire 8-week YWIP workshop; $1,000 covers bussing students to a professional performance; $3,000 allows an entire class to participate in the Moving Matters! Parkville Community School’s 12-week residency; and $5,000 pays for the set design and construction of an Ensemble piece.
So choose the DONATE NOW button on the bottom of the screen and help us reach out to the children and women that we support. Thank you!!
JDPP wants to wish you and your family a very Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving. We will be in the office Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and then Wednesday night, we are headed to Black Eyed Sally’s for our fundraiser. Hope to see you there!!!
The office will be closed on Thursday and Friday to enjoy time with our families.
This Friday night at Goodwin Theater at Trinity College in Hartford at 7:30 p.m is the Fall Faculty Dance Concert. It is free and open to the public! There will be pieces by Lorelei Chang, Rachna Agrawal, a guest from La MaMa theater in New York and several works of JDPP’s Ensemble–Ascending and My Body My Body. It should be a varied and interesting evening—diverse and probably an hour in length. We also took a few selections from The Witching Hour and put them in contemporary dress with no spoken words and some new music–it is quite a transformation!
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).”.
Artistic Director, KO Festival
The combination of forms – theatre, dance, prose, poetry, music and visual art (in (the) form of stunning set pieces by scenographer Marcela Oteiza and the soft garden-hued costumes so elegantly and simply lit by Blu) creates a work of sublime beauty. It puts breath and air into the room, not unlike the way I imagine the prison garden brought those things to the incarcerated women at York.
Best Selling Novelist
“… excites, moves, and educates audiences, and enhances the public’s understanding of the complicated equation of crime and punishment in America”
New York Times
“… Savage wit and righteous anger… both castigated folly and comforted the afflicted.”
Lisa Paul Streitfeld
“… a rare and triumphant collaboration that has a life of its own, with implications far from the stage.”
New Haven Advocate
“… One of the state’s smartest and moodiest modern dance companies”
“Campo stands in a line with Chick Austin, Tim Keating, Moshe Paranov, Judy Dworin and other innovators who, over the years, put the art in Hartford.”