The Ensemble inspires change through innovative, movement-based, multi-arts performance on stage that examines social and personal issues of our time.
Judy Dworin Performance Project will begin our 25th year in September!! And to commemorate this momentous occasion we will be offering not ONE but TWO innovative and thought-provoking pieces!
In My Shoes brings the voices of women in and outside of prison to the stage in spoken word, dance and song and asks audiences to engage in just what it be like to be ‘in my shoes’. The piece presents an evocative mix of the stark and the delightful as it challenges us to explore issues of criminal justice from the stance of our common humanity. Buy Tickets Here. Read more
Lighthouse presents the drama of a person, isolated from a sea of others yet longing for authentic connection. The lighthouse, its keeper, and the surrounding slip of jagged land where shipwrecked survivors find refuge become a metaphor for enlightenment in this moving, multi-arts performance. Lighthouse artfully evokes the sense that the audience as witnesses, are actually participants, struggling with the fierce wave patterns and violent storms of the sea juxtaposed with the tranquility of solitude and the downside of loneliness of the keeper. Read more
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).”.
Best Selling Novelist
“… excites, moves, and educates audiences, and enhances the public’s understanding of the complicated equation of crime and punishment in America”
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