Judy Dworin Performance Project

Moving for Change Since 1989.

2019 is a momentous year for JDPP! - making it to the 30-year milestone and feeling that we are stronger than ever in our mission and our resolve. Bold & Brave is an appropriate mantra for this celebratory year and the journey that has led to it. We have enlisted the incredible power of the arts to activate change in people and communities through our residencies in schools, prisons and community centers. And we have created innovative performance that probes some of the deeper and darker questions of our time and speaks to the resilience of the human spirit. She Speaks Her Peace, which will premiere at Hartford Stage at 7:30 on December 9 (snow date 12/16) re-envisions our past and current repertory and juxtaposes it with new work highlighting themes that JDPP has consistently addressed: gender; race, freedom vs. oppression; resilience; and our common humanity. Please join us in a pre-performance celebration and an evening that gives voice at a critical time in our country’s history.


 

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THROWBACK THURSDAY! Celebrate 30 years with JDPP! Imagine holding the moon in your hands! Featured here, Lulu does just that! Performed by Judy Dworin herself in 1990, “Lulu and the Moon” is a whimsical narrative of longing to grasp something bigger than oneself and learning the lesson of allowing. Scale, props, and costumes and the wonderful wisdom of animals (inspired by Judy’s dog Lulu) bring the story to light. ... See MoreSee Less

THROWBACK THURSDAY! Celebrate 30 years with JDPP! Imagine holding the moon in your hands! Featured here, Lulu does just that! Performed by Judy Dworin herself in 1990, “Lulu and the Moon” is a whimsical narrative of longing to grasp something bigger than oneself and learning the lesson of allowing. Scale, props, and costumes and the wonderful wisdom of animals (inspired by Judy’s dog Lulu) bring the story to light.

 

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Oh how I love the moon!

Because of YOU, last year:
•450 underserved elementary students used movement, song, and writing to create a courageous original performance for their families and the community called “Never Give Up” presented at Trinity College
•288 middle and high school students witnessed and discussed (US), a dance theater performance about the tumultuous journey of newcomers to America
•30 children in grades 3 through high school with parents or loved ones in prison experienced self-discovery and healing through arts intervention
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Because of YOU, last year:
•450 underserved elementary students used movement, song, and writing to create a courageous original performance for their families and the community called “Never Give Up” presented at Trinity College
•288 middle and high school students witnessed and discussed (US), a dance theater performance about the tumultuous journey of newcomers to America
•30 children in grades 3 through high school with parents or loved ones in prison experienced self-discovery and healing through arts intervention
Can you please make a gift to support our unique programs of arts in education? https://squareup.com/store/judy-dworin-performance-project-inc

"I love sharing my feeling, sometimes I hide my feeling away. I love to be creative. Love this program." —Bridging Boundaries Participant

Celebrate National Arts in Education Week by giving a gift to continue the work JDPP does with children affected by Incarceration. This year marks the 10th year of our Bridging Boundaries In-School programming! #BecauseOfArtsEd #ArtsEdWeek

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I love sharing my feeling, sometimes I hide my feeling away. I love to be creative. Love this program. —Bridging Boundaries Participant

Celebrate National Arts in Education Week by giving a gift to continue the work JDPP does with children affected by Incarceration. This year marks the 10th year of our Bridging Boundaries In-School programming! #BecauseOfArtsEd #ArtsEdWeek

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Busy day for JDPP! Robyn and Suzi are now at Crec’s Civic Leadership High School’s Open House! ... See MoreSee Less

Busy day for JDPP! Robyn and Suzi are now at Crec’s Civic Leadership High School’s Open House!

Come visit Robyn, Suzi, and intern Jillian at Connecticut's Old State House for Greater Hartford Arts Council’s Community Arts Day! We want to know—“What Makes You Bold and Brave?” ... See MoreSee Less

Come visit Robyn, Suzi, and intern Jillian at Connecticuts Old State House for Greater Hartford Arts Council’s Community Arts Day! We want to know—“What Makes You Bold and Brave?”Image attachment

 

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Bold and Brave! 💪🏻💜

Rehearsals are back in full swing for She Speaks Her Peace, the culminating event of JDPP's 30th anniversary celebration! Ensemble members gathered last week to work on a mix of new and newly restaged pieces from JDPP's 3 decades of work! They also welcomed new company member Taylor Zappone.

Tickets are on sale now for the December 9 performance! www.eventbrite.com/e/she-speaks-her-peace-tickets-63070794444
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Rehearsals are back in full swing for She Speaks Her Peace, the culminating event of JDPPs 30th anniversary celebration! Ensemble members gathered last week to work on a mix of new and newly restaged pieces from JDPPs 3 decades of work! They also welcomed new company member Taylor Zappone. 

Tickets are on sale now for the December 9 performance! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/she-speaks-her-peace-tickets-63070794444

 

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I miss you ladies

Love these ladies! Love how they tell a story through dance🙏💕🤗🌸

Can't wait to see everyone next week! :)

I miss u all ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

"The best thing about Moving Matters is you can have fun and you listen and participate." —Parkville Student

Americans for the Arts’ National Arts in Education week is Sept. 8-14, 2019. For the month of September, JDPP is holding a “back to school” campaign to celebrate the 25th year of Parkville Moving Matters!™ and the 10th year of Bridging Boundaries™ In Schools. Can you please make a gift to support our unique programs of arts in education? #BecauseOfArtsEd #ArtsEdWeek

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The best thing about Moving Matters is you can have fun and you listen and participate. —Parkville Student

Americans for the Arts’ National Arts in Education week is Sept. 8-14, 2019. For the month of September, JDPP is holding a “back to school” campaign to celebrate the 25th year of Parkville Moving Matters!™ and the 10th year of Bridging Boundaries™ In Schools. Can you please make a gift to support our unique programs of arts in education? #BecauseOfArtsEd #ArtsEdWeek 

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THROWBACK THURSDAY! Celebrate 30 years of JDPP! In “Echo Chambers,” created in 1992, ladders slowly descend from above, transporting the dancers to celestial heights and to the ocean’s depths, in a magical process of transformation. Shown here, founding Ensemble members Lisa Matias and Kathy Borteck Gersten’s bodies curve and flow as they weave their way on the ladders. ... See MoreSee Less

THROWBACK THURSDAY! Celebrate 30 years of JDPP! In “Echo Chambers,” created in 1992, ladders slowly descend from above, transporting the dancers to celestial heights and to the ocean’s depths, in a magical process of transformation. Shown here, founding Ensemble members Lisa Matias and Kathy Borteck Gersten’s bodies curve and flow as they weave their way on the ladders.

 

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Love this piece!

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Director of Operations and Community Engagement Robyn and Programming Coordinator Suzi are hanging out at Dunkin Donuts Park for Hartford Public Schools’ Back-to-School celebration! ... See MoreSee Less

Director of Operations and Community Engagement Robyn and Programming Coordinator Suzi are hanging out at Dunkin Donuts Park for Hartford Public Schools’ Back-to-School celebration!

As you start your back-to-school shopping remember to choose JDPP as your charity of choice on smile.amazon.com so that a portion of your sales goes directly into our programs! ... See MoreSee Less

As you start your back-to-school shopping remember to choose JDPP as your charity of choice on  smile.amazon.com so that a portion of your sales goes directly into our programs!

Yesterday, JDPP had the opportunity to learn more about Cuatro Puntos and their Music Moves Hartford Street Choir (we even joined in on the singing)! Enjoy the pictures and check out all the great work our Hartford non-profit friends are up to! ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday, JDPP had the opportunity to learn more about Cuatro Puntos and their Music Moves Hartford Street Choir (we even joined in on the singing)! Enjoy the pictures and check out all the great work our Hartford non-profit friends are up to!Image attachmentImage attachment

Tub, Judy Dworin’s original dance theater work first staged in 1992, will return this December as part of JDPP’s 30th anniversary performance titled She Speaks Her Peace. Featured in the promotional artwork, Tub uses spoken word, movement, and visual imagery and light to draw the audience into a consideration of sexuality, struggle, and overcoming expectations imposed on women. Kathy Borteck Gersten will return to the stage for this special performance. See this timeless piece at Hartford Stage, December 9, 2019. jdpp-sshp.eventbrite.com ... See MoreSee Less

Tub, Judy Dworin’s original dance theater work first staged in 1992, will return this December as part of JDPP’s 30th anniversary performance titled She Speaks Her Peace. Featured in the promotional artwork, Tub uses spoken word, movement, and visual imagery and light to draw the audience into a consideration of sexuality, struggle, and overcoming expectations imposed on women. Kathy Borteck Gersten will return to the stage for this special performance. See this timeless piece at Hartford Stage, December 9, 2019. https://jdpp-sshp.eventbrite.com

Today JDPP attended the ribbon cutting for Community Renewal Team’s Women’s Empowerment Center, which will give women a safe and supportive space to focus on their own personal and professional growth and success! We are excited to also announce that we will be partnering with CRT to assist the families in our Bridging Boundaries programs. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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We are so excited to be working with you on the Bridging Boundaries programs! Cannot wait!

See you next weekend!!

Have you registered with smile.amazon.com yet? It's quick, it's easy, and when you choose to support JDPP a portion of your sales will go directly to help fund our programming! Sign up today and remember to check out all the great deals for Amazon Prime Day! ... See MoreSee Less

Have you registered with smile.amazon.com yet? Its quick, its easy, and when you choose to support JDPP a portion of your sales will go directly to help fund our programming! Sign up today and remember to check out all the great deals for Amazon Prime Day!

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The Ko Festival of Performance begins tonight! Tickets are still available. The festival runs through August 4.The 28th Ko Festival of Performance opens tonight. See you in Amherst this summer! ... See MoreSee Less

The Ko Festival of Performance begins tonight! Tickets are still available. The festival runs through August 4.

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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!