Judy Dworin Performance Project

Moving for Change Since 1989.

In this stressful time of COVID-19, Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP) is finding new and unexpected ways to reach out to our program participants and the larger community, utilizing the power of the arts to keep us grounded, connected and resilient. We are moving online through our social media platforms to offer arts activities and participatory viewing experiences that release the imagination and allow thoughtful enjoyment as we all adapt to a new way of being. We continue to celebrate the dignity of all, the wisdom of the body, the deep reflective capacity of the mind and the awareness that the arts are a key in supporting our wellbeing through this time and always. In the dimmest moments of this experience we are here to provide light, inspiration and hope. Come join us!!


 

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Join JDPP Teaching Artist Lauren Ellish as she shows us how to create our own Dreamlands using sidewalk chalk! ... See MoreSee Less

Join JDPP Teaching Artist Lauren Ellish as she shows us how to create our own Dreamlands using sidewalk chalk! ... See MoreSee Less

PEEK INTO REHEARSAL | ColorFields

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Judy Dworin Performance Project Ensemble has adapted its rehearsal process to an online platform. It has been an unexpected and rich process. And by meeting virtually, we have opened the opportunity to share progress with you as this piece unfolds!

Please enjoy this quick peek into early stages of this new piece titled ColorFields--inspired by the abstract expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler and created to accompany the exhibit of Frankenthaler’s later work at the New Britain Museum of American Art in 2021.
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AND . . .Thank you so much for bringing us together in such a beautiful way in these hard times.

Beautiful

Thank you for sharing with us and including us within the unique designed rehearsals for what looks as though it is going to be an amazing piece.

Suzi Jensen reads "Sweet Dreams, Lima Beans"

BEAN away from your family is never easy! Whether you're separated due to school, work, deployment, two household families (separation/divorce), death of a loved one, far away grandparents, or even just going to bed--Sweet Dreams, Lima Beans reassures children that love knows no bounds!
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Learn the Dream Song with JDPP Teaching Artist Lesanne Bird! This song was created with students at Parkville Elementary School. ... See MoreSee Less

Join us as Lesley Farlow leads a “Six Feet of Separation Dance”! Choreograph a dance with your imaginary partner through a series of short movement led by Lesley. This dance is limited only by your imagination! ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us as Lesley Farlow leads a “Six Feet of Separation Dance”! Choreograph a dance with your imaginary partner through a series of short movement led by Lesley. This dance is limited only by your imagination! ... See MoreSee Less

Today Suzi reads 'Everybody Gets the Blues' by Leslie Staub. A native of New Orleans, Leslie wrote this story after experiencing Hurricane Katrina. Yet this book’s rhythmic, bluesy text and hip, eye-catching illustrations are just right for anyone who’s ever felt those mysterious feelings of sadness—then found that hope and sunnier skies are close at hand. ... See MoreSee Less

Today at 3 we will be reading 'Everybody Gets the Blues' by Leslie Staub. A native of New Orleans, Leslie wrote this story after experiencing Hurricane Katrina. Yet this book’s rhythmic, bluesy text and hip, eye-catching illustrations are just right for anyone who’s ever felt those mysterious feelings of sadness—then found that hope and sunnier skies are close at hand. ... See MoreSee Less

Today at 3 we will be reading Everybody Gets the Blues by Leslie Staub. A native of New Orleans, Leslie wrote this story after experiencing Hurricane Katrina. Yet this book’s rhythmic, bluesy text and hip, eye-catching illustrations are just right for anyone who’s ever felt those mysterious feelings of sadness—then found that hope and sunnier skies are close at hand.

Executive and Artistic Director Judy Dworin leads a activity that can be done daily as a way to rid ourselves of all the negativity we are feeling and fill ourselves with positive feelings and thoughts. ... See MoreSee Less

This song was created in our Bridging Boundaries In-School program with community mentor Cyndie Hasty and students. ... See MoreSee Less

JDPP Teaching Artist, Haley Frabycki, leads a fun and easy to follow movement exercise! ... See MoreSee Less

Today we are reading Courage by Bernard Waber ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Wonderful book. And as always, thoroughly enjoyed your expressive reading! That takes courage 👍🥰

Thanks for watching! What are your courages? Draw us a picture of you doing something courageous and post it here!

Join us live at 3pm today as Programming Coordinator, Suzi Jensen reads Bernard Waber's 'Courage'. A story that explores the many varied kinds of courage and celebrates the moments, big and small, that bring out the hero in each of us. ... See MoreSee Less

Join us live at 3pm today as Programming Coordinator, Suzi Jensen reads Bernard Wabers Courage. A story that explores the many varied kinds of courage and celebrates the moments, big and small, that bring out the hero in each of us.

Join JDPP's Executive/Artistic Director Judy Dworin as she leads us in Rose, Bud, Thorn. An activity used in our Bridging Boundaries program for participants of all ages. A great way to reflect on the day or week that you had. This would be great activity to do with your family around the dinner table! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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What a wonderful exercise for all to do. Thank you Judy Dworin!

This song was created in our Bridging Boundaries In-School program with community mentor Cyndie Hasty and students. ... See MoreSee Less

JDPP Teaching Artist Lauren Ellish shows us how to create beautiful Magic Buttons with sidewalk chalk! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Show us the pictures!

Yayyyyyyy, Mike!

Join us today at 3pm as Mike Jensen reads 'The Magical, Mystical, Marvelous Coat' by Catherine Ann Cullen! ... See MoreSee Less

Join us today at 3pm as Mike Jensen reads The Magical, Mystical, Marvelous Coat by Catherine Ann Cullen!

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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!