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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Please contribute today to Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc. through the Birdies for Charity program! We receive an additional 15% of each dollar we raise, thanks to the Bonus Bucks Pool. Organizations with the most donations by May 31, 2019 will be featured in the Birdies for Charity Booth at the Travelers Championship. It’s quick, easy, and secure to donate at tinyurl.com/JDPP-Birdies-for-Charity-2019. ... See MoreSee Less

Please contribute today to Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc. through the Birdies for Charity program! We receive an additional 15% of each dollar we raise, thanks to the Bonus Bucks Pool. Organizations with the most donations by May 31, 2019 will be featured in the Birdies for Charity Booth at the Travelers Championship. It’s quick, easy, and secure to donate at http://tinyurl.com/JDPP-Birdies-for-Charity-2019.

In Honor of Loved Ones...
This past weekend, 21 incarcerated moms, their children, and caregivers participated in JDPP’s special Mother’s Day visit. A total of 86 people took part in this wonderful outreach, which helps keep families strong during the forced separation of incarceration, and is supported by grants and gifts from generous supporters like you.

Please make a gift to JDPP in honor or memory of the important family members and friends in your life, and we will send a card to let them know.

Father’s Day is coming up, and this is a great way to acknowledge your dad or father figure. Thank you!

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In Honor of Loved Ones...
This past weekend, 21 incarcerated moms, their children, and caregivers participated in JDPP’s special Mother’s Day visit. A total of 86 people took part in this wonderful outreach, which helps keep families strong during the forced separation of incarceration, and is supported by grants and gifts from generous supporters like you.

Please make a gift to JDPP in honor or memory of the important family members and friends in your life, and we will send a card to let them know. 

Father’s Day is coming up, and this is a great way to acknowledge your dad or father figure. Thank you!

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As part of our Moving Matters! Residency at Parkville Community School, the 5th graders get the opportunity to tour and visit Trinity College. Here they are during their visit today! ... See MoreSee Less

As part of our Moving Matters!  Residency at Parkville Community School, the 5th graders get the opportunity to tour and visit Trinity College. Here they are during their visit today!

 

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So proud of all of them!

Awesome!

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JDPP is out of the office today. We are celebrating the arts of our great state in New Haven at CT Office of the Arts (COA)’s Arts Day! ... See MoreSee Less

JDPP is out of the office today. We are celebrating the arts of our great state in New Haven at CT Office of the Arts (COA)’s Arts Day!

One Big Dance Party!! ... See MoreSee Less

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

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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! 🙏😘

2 months 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’s latest prison-related performance “Finding Stillness.” ... 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’s latest prison-related performance “Finding Stillness.”

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 – Madison, March 15-19, 2019. The Academy was also honored to be one of six schools selected to perform in the festival’s Gala Performance. The students performed JDPP's “My Body, My Body” 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 – Madison, March 15-19, 2019. The Academy was also honored to be one of six schools selected to perform in the festival’s Gala Performance. The students performed JDPPs “My Body, My Body” 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!!! ❤️

2 months ago

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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)!

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

Our Funders and Sponsors


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!