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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

JDPP at Reimagining Justice Conference

On June 14 and 15 Governor Dannel P. Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy are bringing together leading criminal justice professionals from across the country in Hartford, Connecticut for a national discussion on the human impact of crime and incarceration, including new approaches to juvenile and young adult offenders, pretrial justice, incarceration, and re-entry.

JDPP has been invited to open the conference with a special performance of excerpts from In My Shoes and Brave in a New World at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14. Read more

JDPP and 60 Second Docs

On Saturday, April 1, JDPP and 60 Second Docs met to create a profound and inspiring glimpse into our outreach to women who have been incarcerated. 60 Second Docs is a diverse series of documentaries that provide a new look into the most unique characters, expressions and practices that make up the world. Pieces from both of JDPP’s works Brave in a New World and In My Shoes as well as interviews with the performers and Executive/Artistic Director Judy Dworin were filmed during the 4 hour session, it was then edited down to tell the story in a short 60 seconds. Please enjoy!

Moving Matters! Parkville

This year, JDPP celebrates its 21st Moving Matters! Residency Program at Parkville Community School in Hartford, CT. The performance will take place at the Oosting Gymnasium at the Trinity College Ferris Athletic Center on Wednesday, May 3rd , 2017 at 10:30 a.m. This is a “must see” joyous event where the children don’t just reach for the stars – they are the stars!

This year’s performance entitled Teachings of the Night Sky is inspired by Mary Pope Osborne’s magical children’s book Moonhorse, in which a child rides a mystical horse for a dream-filled tour of the constellations and carries her dreams to each one. The story serves as a springboard to engage curiosity and imagination in ways that enliven learning viscerally and kinesthetically. JDPP is the only arts organization with this level of engagement and longevity at Parkville that successfully supports core curriculum. Read more

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