The Ensemble inspires change through innovative, movement-based, multi-arts performance on stage that examines social and personal issues of our time.
On Thursday, November 12, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Connecticut held its annual Community Champions Awards dinner. JDPP Board Secretary and In My Shoes performer, Robin Cullen was awarded the Hilda Davis Achievement Award, named after the founding member of the first MADD chapter in the state. Read more
We are excited to announce that the Aurora Foundation has recently awarded Trinity College a $20,000 grant to partner with JDPP and three other organizations to launch Free to Succeed, a pilot program designed to increase higher education opportunities for women being released from prison in Connecticut.
To find out more about this pioneering program and Aurora’s grant follow this link to Trinity College’s article.
Community Partners in Action (CPA) held their 18th annual Resettlement Program Halloween Brunch on Saturday, October 31 at the Pond House Café. During the event JDPP’s wonderful Women on Our Own performer Victoria Steele was honored with the 2015 Sister Nancy Audette Award. 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).”.
“In some ways, Dworin represents the Connecticut dance scene today, sailing in many different directions, finding voice and purpose in uncharted territory.”
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