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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Standing Strong is a song that was created by JDPP teaching artist Lesanne Bird and children in our Bridging Boundaries program. This song is a staple in our Moms & Kids and Dads & Kids programs, but its message is especially poignant during this difficult time.

Like the chorus says, "Standing strong, by helping each other, Standing strong together we’ll be, Standing strong, stand strong together, Standing strong, helping people like me" even though we may be separated, together we will stand strong and make it through.
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That is wonderful!

We are excited to announce our first Facebook live book reading event! Join us next Wednesday, April 8 at 3:00 p.m. as Programming Coordinator, Suzi Jensen, reads Patrice Karst's heartwarming story, The Invisible String. This book reassures us all that even though we are apart from the people we love, especially right now, we are all in each other's hearts and connected by our own invisible strings. <3 ... See MoreSee Less

We are excited to announce our first Facebook live book reading event! Join us next Wednesday, April 8 at 3:00 p.m. as Programming Coordinator, Suzi Jensen, reads Patrice Karsts heartwarming story, The Invisible String. This book reassures us all that even though we are apart from the people we love, especially right now, we are all in each others hearts and connected by our own invisible strings.

 

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Just got our book in the mail. Thanks so much

We know this book well, also great for grieving families

 

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and to you and yours

**Update: Sadly, we have had to postpone this workshop due to the current health challenge we are facing. Keep in touch for further updates.
Mental Health Connecticut (MHC), in partnership with the award-winning Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP), presents "Moving Stories," an artistic workshop designed to improve the mental health and wellness of individuals who have experienced trauma and/or a mental health condition.
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**Update: Sadly, we have had to postpone this workshop due to the current health challenge we are facing. Keep in touch for further updates. 
Mental Health Connecticut (MHC), in partnership with the award-winning Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP), presents Moving Stories, an artistic workshop designed to improve the mental health and wellness of individuals who have experienced trauma and/or a mental health condition.

Be our Valentine while you shop for yours! Choose JDPP as your charity of choice and every time you shop at smile.amazon.com a portion of your sale will benefit all of our great programs! ... See MoreSee Less

Be our Valentine while you shop for yours! Choose JDPP as your charity of choice and every time you shop at smile.amazon.com a portion of your sale will benefit all of our great programs!

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We love our Ensemble member and Teaching Artist Mellissa Craig!MLK Day of Dance, Artist Spotlight - MELLISSA CRAIG

Mellissa Noluthando is teaching a Stilts class on Monday, January 20th!

Register today at www.ctdanceall.org and if you plan on taking her class, please remember to bring sneakers!

Mellissa is a first generation American; born to Jamaican parents. She is an accomplished dancer in Modern, African, and Caribbean folk forms, as well as a trained Stilt walker. She is a native of Hartford, CT and a graduate of Trinity College. Mellissa is currently employed by the Capital Region Education Council (CREC) as a Core Faculty member at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Full Day and Half Day High School programs. There, she teaches, dance, theater and stilt walking and also assists in Arts curriculum development. In addition to being a JDPP Ensemble member, Mellissa has been a lead teacher for classes and residencies for the Moving Matters! and Bridging Boundaries programs. She is also a current company member and teaching artist for two other professional companies—FriendZWorldMusic, and Island Reflections Dance Theatre Company. She is the proud mother of one son, DeAndre, and has plans for the future to one day open her own stilt walking company in the Hartford area. Mellissa’s personal philosophy: “I am dedicated to using the arts to make the world a brighter and more enlightened place to live.” with Mellissa Noluthando
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We love our Ensemble member and Teaching Artist Mellissa Craig!

 

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Thank You for An Amazing Year!!! As 2019 draws to a close, we want to say thank you for being part of a beautiful story.

If you would like to help us close our 30th anniversary year and launch a brand-new decade, please make a gift to support our programs. Thank you for your unique and important role in our collective story as it continues into the next decade. squareup.com/store/judy-dworin-performance-project-inc

With best wishes for a happy, healthy, and peaceful new year, from all of us at JDPP
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Thank You for An Amazing Year!!! As 2019 draws to a close, we want to say thank you for being part of a beautiful story. 

If you would like to help us close our 30th anniversary year and launch a brand-new decade, please make a gift to support our programs. Thank you for your unique and important role in our collective story as it continues into the next decade. https://squareup.com/store/judy-dworin-performance-project-inc

With best wishes for a happy, healthy, and peaceful new year, from all of us at JDPP

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Out of the office for JDPP’s annual Holiday Lunch!

 

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Happy Holidays ladies! Thank you for the wonderful work you do 🙏

Such a crew. Miss y'all so much. Love and hugs.

Merry Christmas and Happy New New Year Ladies 🎄

Dream team! Happy holidays beautiful ladies!

Fabulous photo!

Happy holidays! Great photos

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Wonderful night… Wonderful year… Wonderful you! Thank you for traveling with us on this journey, and best wishes for a joy-filled new year! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Congratulations to everyone at JDPP for an extraordinary achievement!

Thank you for creating this journey for us to enjoy and reflect. The anniversary show was special. Thank you!

Today is the day! Join in the global day of GIVING and help support JDPP’s work in the communities we love ❤️ squareup.com/store/judy-dworin-performance-project-inc ... See MoreSee Less

Today is the day! Join in the global day of GIVING and help support JDPP’s work in the communities we love ❤️  https://squareup.com/store/judy-dworin-performance-project-inc

On behalf of everyone from JDPP we are wishing you a holiday filled with peace and love. We are so thankful to all of our supporters and overjoyed to share our 30 years with you! ... See MoreSee Less

On behalf of everyone from JDPP we are wishing you a holiday filled with peace and love. We are so thankful to all of our supporters and overjoyed to share our 30 years with you!

We are so excited that our 30th Anniversary production, She Speaks Her Peace, is only TWO WEEKS AWAY! Don't miss your chance to this incredible body of work, get your tickets today before they are gone! jdpp-sshp.eventbrite.com ... See MoreSee Less

We are so excited that our 30th Anniversary production, She Speaks Her Peace, is only TWO WEEKS AWAY! Dont miss your chance to this incredible body of work, get your tickets today before they are gone! https://jdpp-sshp.eventbrite.com

 

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Can’t wait!!

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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!