The Ensemble inspires change through innovative, movement-based, multi-arts performance on stage that examines social and personal issues of our time.
Save the date for JDPP’s documentary debut! October 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hartford Public Library. Click here for more information about the documentary partnership with CPTV and watch the trailer!
The documentary will feature unprecedented footage from behind the personal and pragmatic prison walls of program participants in JDPP’s Bridging Boundaries outreach as they navigate their passage to freedom and meaningful personal connections. Perspectives, insights, hurdles and triumphs will be directly shared by the project’s incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals, their children and families, prison staff, and JDPP teaching artists and social work partners, compelling insights into a humane approach to crime and punishment. Read more
Thank you to everyone who donated to JDPP through Travelers Championship’s Birdies for Charity pledge drive! Because of your support we have raised over $8,000!
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
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).”
“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