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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

Women at York Present ‘Shared Dining’!

An art installation created by Women at York entitled Shared Dining is being exhibited this summer (Aug 7 – Sept 13) at the Brooklyn Museum. Shared Dining was inspired by The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago which is permanently housed at the Brooklyn Museum and it is such an honor for the women’s installation to be display in the gallery adjacent to The Dinner Party. The project was facilitated by recently retired Library Media Specialist at York CI, Joe Lea, who also was JDPP’s Board President for six years. Joe helped and supported all of JDPP’s York residencies during his tenure at York. Read more

‘In My Shoes’ at AJFO Conference!

JDPP will be performing ‘In My Shoes’ at the AJFO Conference on October 14th at 7:30 p.m. AJFO is the only professional conference focused exclusively on women and girls involved with the criminal justice system.  Participants represent a diverse array of practitioners, state administrators, program directors, women with lived experience, advocates, researchers, and program developers. Read more

In My Shoes is going on the Road….

We are pleased to announce that In My Shoes will be touring this Fall at the following locations:

Friday, October 2nd at 7:30 p.m. at Berkshire Community College  (1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA) – Ticket prices will be $5 for students; $10 for general public (advance); and $12 at the door (gen public only, students still $5). You can purchase your tickets at http://bcctheater.seatyourself.biz. Read more

What People Are Saying

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