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The Ensemble

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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Moving Matters!

The Moving Matters! Residency Program brings movement-based multi-arts residencies into schools and educational institutions through collaborative multi-arts projects designed to be age appropriate (Grades 1- high school).

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Bridging Boundaries

The Bridging Boundaries Arts Intervention Program uses arts intervention coupled with social work, to bridge the forced separations of populations affected by incarceration.

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ON STAGE & IN THE NEWS

A New Partnership With CPTV!

JDPP is excited to announce that filming is beginning for our Bridging Boundaries documentary! This 30–minute video documentary produced in partnership with Connecticut Public Television under the direction of Emmy award-winning videographer John O’Neill, will chronicle several of our Bridging Boundaries residency sites and the partnership of this work with social service.

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JDPP at New Haven Public Library

More than 60 people packed the New Haven Free Public Library’s side atrium on Thursday, February 2nd to see excerpts from In My Shoes and Brave in a New World. JDPP was invited to perform in conjunction with the “Inside The Box” exhibit which brings awareness to the prevalence of solitary confinement—the practice of putting a prisoner alone in a cell for up to 23 hours a day —and presents it as an act of torture.

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Gathering at the Governor’s Residence!

A wonderful women’s gathering at the Governor’s residence celebrating the season and the beautiful Christmas trees. Seen here are cast members from JDPP’s Brave in a New World and In My Shoes  as well as participants in New Beginnings and Free to Succeed. These programs are collaborations by JDPP and  Community Partners In Action’s Resettlement Program as well as Trinity College. A joyous time was had by all—with huge thanks to First Lady Cathy Malloy and Governor Dannel Malloy for their kind and gracious hospitality.

What People Are Saying

Henry Timms
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).”

Sharma Howard
Hartford Courant
“In some ways, Dworin represents the Connecticut dance scene today, sailing in many different directions, finding voice and purpose in uncharted territory.”

Carol Terry
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