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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This past Sunday JDPP participated in Discovering Amistad's Family Day. Selections of signature repertory that explore both an historic and a contemporary perspective on the ongoing fight for equality, justice, and true freedom were performed. ... See MoreSee Less

Today is the day! Join us tonight for the Emergence Open Rehearsal! This event is free, please use this link to register: us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_leG8WtsDSSy34cgZYaOoOA ... See MoreSee Less

Today is the day! Join us tonight for the Emergence Open Rehearsal! This event is free, please use this link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_leG8WtsDSSy34cgZYaOoOA

Sunday, September 19 from 1-5 pm at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford, CT – AMISTAD Family Day: The visit of the AMISTAD schooner to Hartford will pay honor to and acknowledge the resiliency and determination of the Mende captives during the 1839 Amistad Uprising. Discovering Amistad recognizes the significance of their fight for freedom, and its relevance to social and racial justice today, and in particular to the City of Hartford and Connecticut's Old State House. JDPP will perform selections from ‘In this House’, ‘(US)’, and more recent repertory presented virtually on the Response and A Call series, along with other entertainment. Free; information available at www.discoveringamistad.org.Remember to SAVE THE DATE: September 9th the Amistad will be sailing to Hartford. Join us for our Welcome Event at the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza from 4pm-6pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday, September 19 from 1-5 pm at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford, CT – AMISTAD Family Day: The visit of the AMISTAD schooner to Hartford will pay honor to and acknowledge the resiliency and determination of the Mende captives during the 1839 Amistad Uprising. Discovering Amistad recognizes the significance of their fight for freedom, and its relevance to social and racial justice today, and in particular to the City of Hartford and Connecticuts Old State House. JDPP will perform selections from ‘In this House’, ‘(US)’, and more recent repertory presented virtually on the Response and A Call series, along with other entertainment. Free; information available at www.discoveringamistad.org.

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We're only 15 minutes away from the premiere! Use this link to join: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nFPitWFoD0 ... See MoreSee Less

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Rehearsals are underway for JDPP's newest piece, "Emergence"! Emergence is JDPP's newest site-specific dance theater performance, premiering Oct. 9-10 on the grounds of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. Performed in gardens that Stowe called "a place of healing for the soul," Emergence is inspired by writing, dance, and song developed in residencies at York Correctional Institution for Women over the past 16+ years. ... See MoreSee Less

Rehearsals are underway for JDPPs newest piece, Emergence! Emergence is JDPPs newest site-specific dance theater performance, premiering Oct. 9-10 on the grounds of the  Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. Performed in gardens that Stowe called a place of healing for the soul, Emergence is inspired by writing, dance, and song developed in residencies at York Correctional Institution for Women over the past 16+ years.

Timeline PhotosThursday, August 5 at 6:30pm! Register for this FREE event: charteroakcenter.org/events/

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Timeline PhotosThe Annual Prison Arts Show is back! And for the first time, this blockbuster exhibit from will be held at The Mark Twain House & Museum. The exhibition showcases over 1000 artworks from 183 artists, including art from last year’s canceled show and works created over the past 12 months. Be among the first to see these artworks in person when it opens on Saturday, July 24. More info: bit.ly/3zqScN3 ... See MoreSee Less

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An important day for many of the women in our JDPP programs! #clemencyworksct learn more about the organization putting this special Clemency event together at www.wamict.org ... See MoreSee Less

An important day for many of the women in our JDPP programs! #clemencyworksct learn more about the organization putting this special Clemency event together at www.wamict.org

Join Justice Arts Coalition for the 2021 National Convening: Art for a New Future. Participate in three days of interactive and embodied art experiences, skill-sharing, and conversation. The amazing lineup of presenters includes Nicole Fleetwood, Mariame Kaba, Spoon Jackson, Sabra Williams, and Monica Trinidad. Learn, create, and connect to harness the liberatory power of the arts as we #reimaginejustice. #artforanewfuture #prisonarts #restorativejustice #artevents #artinprison
#artivism #activistart #justice #endmassincarceration #artforjustice
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Join Justice Arts Coalition for the 2021 National Convening: Art for a New Future. Participate in three days of interactive and embodied art experiences, skill-sharing, and conversation. The amazing lineup of presenters includes Nicole Fleetwood, Mariame Kaba, Spoon Jackson, Sabra Williams, and Monica Trinidad. Learn, create, and connect to harness the liberatory power of the arts as we #reimaginejustice. #artforanewfuture #prisonarts #restorativejustice #artevents #artinprison
#artivism #activistart #justice #endmassincarceration #artforjustice

Wonderful news about the status of communications at CT prisons. This bill allows CT to provide free telecommunications to those incarcerated. This means so many of the children and families we work with will be able to communicate, without cost, to their parents and loved ones.Connecticut just became the 1st state in the nation to provide free telecommunications for people in prison. This bill also protects in-person visits from being replaced with virtual visits. We are speechless and emotional as we think of the kids who will no longer be tormented by the inability to speak to the parent they miss and need to have in their life. Congratulations, CT families. Thank you to everyone who fought so hard for these families. ... See MoreSee Less

Wonderful news about the status of communications at CT prisons. This bill allows CT to provide free telecommunications to those incarcerated. This means so many of the children and families we work with will be able to communicate, without cost, to their parents and loved ones.

JDPP program participant Tyran Sampson is looking forward to participating in the State of Healthy Equity Among Boys and Men of Color Summit NEXT WEEK! UConn Health Disparities Institute has crafted an amazing lineup of speakers, artists and special guests that I’m honored to be a part of.

Tickets are still available for this VIRTUAL summit taking place on June 8-10. Click on the link below to grab yours NOW! www.eventbrite.com/e/state-of-health-equity-among-boys-and-men-of-color-summit-tickets-145922661609
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JDPP program participant Tyran Sampson is looking forward to participating in the State of Healthy Equity Among Boys and Men of Color Summit NEXT WEEK! UConn Health Disparities Institute has crafted an amazing lineup of speakers, artists and special guests that I’m honored to be a part of.

Tickets are still available for this VIRTUAL summit taking place on June 8-10. Click on the link below to grab yours NOW! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-of-health-equity-among-boys-and-men-of-color-summit-tickets-145922661609

Today our very own Judy Dworin will receive an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Fine Arts from Trinity College!

Judy was the first woman to receive a bachelor’s degree from Trinity, and she played a decisive role in the college’s evolution into a more balanced coed environment as she joined the predominately male faculty to teach dance.

In addition to JDPP, Judy taught at Trinity for 43 years, during which time she established the dance program; co-founded the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Semester Program in New York City; and helped to create the college’s Department of Theater and Dance, which she chaired for many years.

The graduation ceremony will air twice today, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. To watch it virtually, go to their website www.trincoll.edu or their YouTube channel for the live broadcast.

Congratulations Judy! We are all so proud!
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Today our very own Judy Dworin will receive an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Fine Arts from Trinity College! 

Judy was the first woman to receive a bachelor’s degree from Trinity, and she played a decisive role in the college’s evolution into a more balanced coed environment as she joined the predominately male faculty to teach dance.

In addition to JDPP, Judy taught at Trinity for 43 years, during which time she established the dance program; co-founded the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Semester Program in New York City; and helped to create the college’s Department of Theater and Dance, which she chaired for many years.

The graduation ceremony will air twice today, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. To watch it virtually, go to their website www.trincoll.edu or their YouTube channel for the live broadcast.

Congratulations Judy! We are all so proud!

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These responses have made a wonderful honor that much more so. Thank you so much for your warm wishes and kind thoughts. Beautiful! Love, Judy ❤

Congratulations Dr. Judy Dworin!♥️ Well deserved! Proud of knowing you and your amazing work. I am very thankful for the time you dedicated to denounce through your artwork the atrocities committed by Pinochet's dictatorship.🌹

Thank you all so much--it is a meaningful moment and so lovely to share it with all of you! 💕

Such an extraordinary woman! This world is such a better place with Judy's presence!! Thank you Judy for all you do and Congratulations! Well deserved!!

What a wonderful honor. Judy has contributed so much to Trinity students, faculty, the arts community, and society at large through her teaching, mentoring and creative programs and performances-all with an unwavering focus and vision for social justice. Congratulations Judy!

Congratulations to our beloved Judy! It's a long overdue honor! You have made such a big difference in so many lives.

Such great news! Congratulations, Judy Dworin. May you feel celebrated today near and far for the enormous impact you’ve had on Trinity students & staff, women incarcerated at York Correctional Institute and countless children and families. Wishing you all the joy, good health, and quality time with loved ones this summer and always. ♥️

I never knew about the groundbreaking Bachelor's degree, but I have been aware of Judy's powerful impact on the arts for decades. A well-deserved honor and recognition!

I am overwhelmed by all of these beautiful comments. Thank you all so much for your kind acknowledgements of this recognition. I so appreciate it! ❤❤❤

Congratulations Judy on this well deserved honor.

Congratulations Judy. So well deserved and hard earned.🥰

SO well deserved, dear Judy, an inspiration to us all!!

Lots of great accomplishments in your professional life. Congratulations

So proud of you, my dear cousin! Enjoy your new and well deserved honor!!

Congrats Judy! Haven't seen you for probably 56 years!

How wonderful! You have deeply changed so many lives by touching so many souls.

So very well deserved. Excellence on many, many levels.

Congratulations Judy! S.xxx

Congratulations Love your dance productions.

So very deserved. ♥️

Congratulations, Judy!!!!!

Congratulations, Judy! Well deserved.

congratulations! wonderful honor!

Wonderful achievement Judy!!

Congratulations from Florida

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Tomorrow tune into Connecticut Public's "Where We Live" at 9:00am for a special interview between Judy Dworin and Ray Hardman about JDPP's upcoming performance ColorFields: Outdoors!

If you miss it at 9, the interview will be air again at 4:00pm on "All Things Considered"
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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!