Judy Dworin Performance Project

Moving for Change Since 1989.

Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP) harnesses the arts as a powerful change agent and catalyst for collaboration and community. JDPP’s performances and residencies create spaces that release the imagination and allow deep reflection, constructive action and out of the box exploration of self and society. We celebrate the dignity of all beings, the wisdom of the body, the deep reflective capacity of the mind and the hopeful possibility that through the arts we can together work for and create a more positive world for the present moment and the future. In the darkest places we find inspiration and hope. Come join us!


 

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We are ready for Parkville Community School and their Moving Matters! Residency culmination performance! ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

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Robyn Genzano, our Director of Operations and Community Engagement is representing JDPP at Day One of Nonprofit Alliance Week at the Capitol!It's Day One of Nonprofit Alliance Weeks at the Capitol! Stop by the Concourse today through Thursday; we'll have 12 different nonprofits exhibiting each day from 10am-2pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Robyn Genzano, our Director of Operations and Community Engagement is representing JDPP at Day One of Nonprofit Alliance Week at the Capitol!

 

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Join us for JDPP's Moving Matters! Parkville residency culminating performance! April 24, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Trinity College: Ferris Athletic Center, Oosting Gym: Broad Street entrance. All are welcome, this event is free and open to the public! ... See MoreSee Less

Join us for JDPPs Moving Matters! Parkville residency culminating performance! April 24, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Trinity College: Ferris Athletic Center, Oosting Gym: Broad Street entrance. All are welcome, this event is free and open to the public!

Don't miss Finding Stillness tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Hartford Public Library! This event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Dont miss Finding Stillness tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Hartford Public Library! This event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

 

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It was incredible of course - these brave women sharing their stories- thank you! ūüôŹūüėė

3 weeks ago

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Much continued success for the next 30 years.

Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hartford Public Library join us for a staged reading/performance and talk back about pieces created by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women at York Correctional Institution in Niantic CT as well as family members affected by incarceration from Judy Dworin Performance Project‚Äôs latest prison-related performance ‚ÄúFinding Stillness.‚ÄĚ ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hartford Public Library join us for a staged reading/performance and talk back about pieces created by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women at York Correctional Institution in Niantic CT as well as family members affected by incarceration from Judy Dworin Performance Project‚Äôs latest prison-related performance ‚ÄúFinding Stillness.‚ÄĚ

Twenty junior and senior dancers from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts attended the 2019 Regional High School Dance Festival at the University of Wisconsin ‚Äď Madison, March 15-19, 2019. The Academy was also honored to be one of six schools selected to perform in the festival‚Äôs Gala Performance. The students performed JDPP's ‚ÄúMy Body, My Body‚ÄĚ a piece that finds three women, bound in body bags, gradually shed their old skin and reclaim their bodies to a rhythmic chant that twists their turns with humor and an edge. The piece was an enormous hit and received a standing ovation, as well as accolades from many college recruiters in the audience! ... See MoreSee Less

Twenty junior and senior dancers from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts attended the 2019 Regional High School Dance Festival at the University of Wisconsin ‚Äď Madison, March 15-19, 2019. The Academy was also honored to be one of six schools selected to perform in the festival‚Äôs Gala Performance. The students performed JDPPs ‚ÄúMy Body, My Body‚ÄĚ a piece that finds three women, bound in body bags, gradually shed their old skin and reclaim their bodies to a rhythmic chant that twists their turns with humor and an edge. The piece was an enormous hit and received a standing ovation, as well as accolades from many college recruiters in the audience!

 

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Thank you so much for allowing us to share your work and this brilliant piece!!! ‚̧ԳŹ

1 month ago

Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc.

On March 14, Hartford Public Library held the opening of 40 Years of Community Partners in Action's Prison Arts Program on their ArtWalk. The exhibit will be up until April 28.Opening of 40 Years of CPA's Prison Arts Program on HPL's ArtWalk last night. Great turnout! ... See MoreSee Less

Just a couple of pieces of art created at our Bridging Boundaries Dads & Kids special visit, which took place last week. Love and Family is really what it it all about! ... See MoreSee Less

Just a couple of pieces of art created at our Bridging Boundaries Dads & Kids special visit, which took place last week. Love and Family is really what it it all about!Image attachment

We’re all set up! Come visit us at The Theater of Performing Arts! 359 Washington St.! And while you’re here pick up a ticket for tonight’s performance of (US)! ... See MoreSee Less

We’re all set up! Come visit us at The Theater of Performing Arts! 359 Washington St.! And while you’re here pick up a ticket for tonight’s performance of (US)!

1 month ago

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Congrats to our neighbors!Good News Everyone! ūüėĀ

RE·Center is excited to announce that we’re the recipients of a Betty Knox Foundation Grant! This grant will cover the costs for up to 40 Hartford residents to attend one of our Equity in Education workshops for FREE.

Workshops range from 2-hour introductories to 2-day intensive sessions. Our workshops help participants learn ways to create more inclusive, welcoming and equitable environments. They are relevant for parents, educators, representatives from non-profits, health care, youth development, and higher education. If interested in attending, and are a Hartford resident, please contact Rinne, our Administrative & Program Assistant at rfruster@re-center.org for more details!
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Congrats to our neighbors!

 

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Thanks so much to our neighbors, Judy Dworin Performance Project!

THIS THURSDAY! Get your tickets today for (US) tinyurl.com/USticketsJDPP ... See MoreSee Less

THIS THURSDAY! Get your tickets today for (US) https://tinyurl.com/USticketsJDPP

 

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A WONDERFUL ARTS PROGRAM THAT LOOKS AT IMMIGRATION.

JDPP would like to congratulate Judy Dworin's sister Dee Basch on publishing "Bearing Witness". A beautiful and poignant collection of poems and illustrations collaboratively created with her good friend June Shuman. The book is available today at Lulu.com and soon to be available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. www.lulu.com/shop/dee-basch-and-june-shuman/bearing-witness/paperback/product-23932157.html ... See MoreSee Less

JDPP would like to congratulate Judy Dworins sister Dee Basch on publishing Bearing Witness. A beautiful and poignant collection of poems and illustrations collaboratively created with her good friend June Shuman. The book is available today at Lulu.com and soon to be available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. http://www.lulu.com/shop/dee-basch-and-june-shuman/bearing-witness/paperback/product-23932157.html

 

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congrats to you my dear friend how wonderful

Congratulations look forward to reading the poems!

That is great. Congratulations!

Wonderful!

Mazel Tov!

Wow...congratulations, Dee!

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Join JDPP Teaching Artist Robin Cullen on Monday, March 18th as The Connecticut Women's Consortium screens Making Me Whole: Prison, Art, and Healing. JDPP's documentary, made in partnership with CPTV To RSVP for this FREE event visit, cwc_makingmewhole.eventbrite.com ... See MoreSee Less

Join JDPP Teaching Artist Robin Cullen on Monday, March 18th as The Connecticut Womens Consortium screens Making Me Whole: Prison, Art, and Healing. JDPPs documentary, made in partnership with CPTV To RSVP for this FREE event visit, https://cwc_makingmewhole.eventbrite.com

2 months ago

Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc.

THIS FRIDAY: exhibition opening of "Women of York: Shared Dining." Inmates at Niantic's York Correctional Institute were inspired by Judy Chicago's feminist masterpiece "The Dinner Party" (www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/dinner_party) and set about setting their own dining table. With limited access to materials, these women created intricate place settings celebrating their female heroes. Come be inspired Friday, March 8th from 6pm to 8pm. FREE! ... See MoreSee Less

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Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc. is a 501c(3) organization.

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Funders:     Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving     The Darlene J Bailey Charitable Trust through Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund          J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc.                    Digel Family Foundation     Ensworth Charitable Foundation               Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Charitable Trust through Trinity College               Isabella's Pink Bus     George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation          Sharon R. O’Meara Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving     Stewart B. McKinney Foundation                         Charles Nelson Robinson Fund               Watkinson Prisoners Aid Society               Sponsors:     BlumShapiro     Budwitz & Meyerjack P.C.     Hardman Law Offices     GeoQuest, Inc.     Roger’s Fine Liquors     Yankee Discount Liquor     … and a huge THANK YOU to the many Friends who have supported JDPP over the years!