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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Your gift tells a story! #GivingTuesday is only 1 Week Away! Please consider giving a gift to Judy Dworin Performance Project on Tuesday, November 27 and keep us #Moving4Change tinyurl.com/DonateJDPP ... See MoreSee Less

Your gift tells a story! #GivingTuesday is only 1 Week Away! Please consider giving a gift to Judy Dworin Performance Project on Tuesday, November 27 and keep us #Moving4Change https://tinyurl.com/DonateJDPP

Exciting News! JDPP's documentary—Making Me Whole. Prison, Art & Healing, which was made in partnership with CPTV, will air again in December! On 12/13 at 7:30 p.m. on CPTV—Spirit (see channel listings here: cptv.org/schedule/cable-channels/) and on 12/16 at 10:30 a.m. on CPTV. For more info on the project visit cptv.org/making-me-whole/ ... See MoreSee Less

Your gift makes ART happen! #GivingTuesday is November 27! Please consider giving a gift to Judy Dworin Performance Project and keep us #Moving4Change tinyurl.com/DonateJDPP ... See MoreSee Less

Your gift makes ART happen! #GivingTuesday is November 27! Please consider giving a gift to Judy Dworin Performance Project and keep us #Moving4Change https://tinyurl.com/DonateJDPP

6 days ago

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Tomorrow is the day!! Hope to see everyone at Charter Oak Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m.!Judy Dworin Performance Project takes the stories of incarcerated women from behind prison walls and brings them into the light for all to listen and learn. HOW IT IS is an evening filled with deeply personal stories told through narrative, music and dance - many of the pieces performed by the women who lived them. Join us for a powerful evening this Saturday at 7:30pm at Charter Oak Cultural Center. Tix and info here: charteroakcenter.org/event/how-it-is-reflections-on-prison-from-brave-in-a-new-world-and-in-my-sh... ... See MoreSee Less

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7 days ago

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Some gorgeous photos from Mental Health Connecticut's Art of Wellbeing: A Time to Dance annual Fundraiser!A celebration of our 110th anniversary and MHC's biggest fundraiser of the year was an amazing night and a huge success!

Thank you to our honorary co-chairs, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, ConnectiCare President, Eric Galvin, and our wonderful emcee, Jocelyn Maminta, who guided us through our 6th Art of Wellbeing and one of our most unique events to date.

Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America and Luis Perez, MHC's President and CEO each spoke passionately about making mental wellness a priority, for all of us.

We featured "dance" in two very different ways. Capping off a year of exploring "what moves you?", what better way to do that than dance?

The Judy Dworin Performance Project brought us to a real, raw, soulful, and mindful place. Young performers from Doreen's Dance Center reminded us to celebrate and have fun.

Our guests enjoyed amazing food while bidding on silent auction items, trying their luck in the wine pull, and purchasing a "What Moves You?" hoodie to remember the evening. And, they are still on sale! Go to: www.mhconn.org/hoodie for details.

We can't thank our many sponsors and supporters enough for a truly wonderful evening. Thank you for supporting MHC and we hope to see you soon!
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We were so honored to partner with you for our big event. Your performers helped us create an experience that our guests will remember always. Thank you for all you do!!

Last night JDPP's Director of Community Engagement and Operations, Brittany Gauthier and our Board Vice President, Cristina Santiago attending Greater Hartford Arts Council's 2018 United Arts Campaign! ... See MoreSee Less

Last night JDPPs Director of Community Engagement and Operations, Brittany Gauthier and our Board Vice President, Cristina Santiago attending Greater Hartford Arts Councils 2018 United Arts Campaign!

Your gift makes SMILES happen! #GivingTuesday is only 2 Weeks Away! Please consider giving a gift to Judy Dworin Performance Project on Tuesday, November 27 and keep us #Moving4Change tinyurl.com/DonateJDPP ... See MoreSee Less

Your gift makes SMILES happen! #GivingTuesday is only 2 Weeks Away! Please consider giving a gift to Judy Dworin Performance Project on Tuesday, November 27 and keep us #Moving4Change https://tinyurl.com/DonateJDPP

 

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Tickets are still available for this Saturday's performance of How It Is at Charter Oak Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. tinyurl.com/HowItIsCOCC ... See MoreSee Less

Tickets are still available for this Saturdays performance of How It Is at Charter Oak Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. https://tinyurl.com/HowItIsCOCC

Busy worker bees at JDPP! 🐝 ... See MoreSee Less

Busy worker bees at JDPP! 🐝

 

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I really like these people. <3

Getting ready for Mental Health Connecticut’s annual conference at Mohegan Sun’s Cabaret Theater ... See MoreSee Less

Getting ready for Mental Health Connecticut’s annual conference at Mohegan Sun’s Cabaret Theater

3 weeks ago

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JDPP is ready for Halloween! ... See MoreSee Less

On November 17 at 7:30 p.m. JDPP will be performing How It Is at the Charter Oak Cultural Center In a powerful mix of narrative, song and dance that audiences have praised as “powerful,” and “incredibly brave… moving,” How It Is brings key issues of incarceration to the stage. Performed by members of Judy Dworin Performance Project’s Ensemble and guest artists that have, at one point, spent time in prison. Tickets are on sale now! tinyurl.com/HowItIsCOCC ... See MoreSee Less

On November 17 at 7:30 p.m. JDPP will be performing How It Is at the Charter Oak Cultural Center  In a powerful mix of narrative, song and dance that audiences have praised as “powerful,” and “incredibly brave… moving,” How It Is brings key issues of incarceration to the stage. Performed by members of Judy Dworin Performance Project’s Ensemble and guest artists that have, at one point, spent time in prison. Tickets are on sale now! https://tinyurl.com/HowItIsCOCC

Fear deprives humanity of justice, and starves us all of compassion.
JDPP stands with Tree Of Life - Or L'Simcha Congregation in this time of grief, and urges everyone to change our world through shared action.
Please #vote for peace on November 6.
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Fear deprives humanity of justice, and starves us all of compassion.
JDPP stands with Tree Of Life - Or LSimcha Congregation in this time of grief, and urges everyone to change our world through shared action. 
Please #vote for peace on November 6.

 

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Great picture and wonderful suggestion!

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This past Friday Judy Dworin and Robin Cullen attended the 26th Annual Conference on Serving Adults with Disabilities which was co-sponsored by CT State Department of Education, adult Education and Literacy and EdAdvance. Judy and Robin, seen here with Carol Boin conference co-facilitator, were keynote presenters. The CPTV doc, Making Me Whole. Prison, Art & Healing was shown as well. ... See MoreSee Less

This past Friday Judy Dworin and Robin Cullen attended the 26th Annual Conference on Serving Adults with Disabilities which was co-sponsored by CT State Department of Education, adult Education and Literacy and EdAdvance. Judy and Robin, seen here with Carol Boin conference co-facilitator, were keynote presenters. The CPTV doc, Making Me Whole. Prison, Art & Healing was shown as well.

Programming Coordinator Suzi Jensen is at The New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents’ See Us, Support Us Symposium at John Jay College of Criminal Justice today. The Osborne Association ... See MoreSee Less

Programming Coordinator Suzi Jensen is at The New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents’ See Us, Support Us Symposium at John Jay College of Criminal Justice today. The Osborne Association

1 month ago

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Thank you Andy Hart for the beautiful pictures from the debut performance of (US) at the Hartford Public Library this past weekend!Judy Dworin Performance Project debuted its latest work, (US), at Hartford Public Library last night. It was quite a show. (US) illustrates the immigrant experience past and present through dance, music and spoken word. Congrats to the group and to all the HPL staff who kept things flowing smoothly (the piece was performed at three different areas of the Downtown Library). ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Wonderful photos. Thank you!

Beautiful!!! Thanks so much!

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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!