Justice Dance Performance Project Blog

June 18, 2024

A House Speaks

As we move into the month of June and the celebration of Juneteenth, a particular story from the JDPP repertory comes to mind—that of the […]
June 18, 2024

Bridging Boundaries Culminations

During May and June, several of our Bridging Boundaries programs held their culminating share days and family visits. The SLAM Step-Down program, which is a […]
May 20, 2024

Mothers in May

May always brings mothers to mind. And in 2001, it brought forward a particular group of mothers—the Mothers of the Disappeared in Chile and Argentina. […]
April 16, 2024

Speaking of Rain

As we move into the month of April, the old adage of April showers bringing May flowers springs to mind. And we certainly had a […]
March 15, 2024

The Power of Performance

It is the morning after two performances of Unmuting at Christ Church Cathedral Community Room on February 27, presented by CT State Capital College and […]
January 26, 2024


Is anybody there, is anybody listening? Can anybody hear me, is anybody there? Is my voice put on silence, my life put on mute? Is […]
February 1, 2023
February 2023 Letter From Judy
In this past year, the JDPP Ensemble and I have been exploring the beauty, power, and wisdom of trees. We have appreciated them viscerally – […]
April 1, 2023
April 2023 Letter From Judy
Do you believe in second chances? I do. And my work in Connecticut’s state prisons since 2005 has only strengthened my belief that people deserve […]
May 1, 2023
May 2023 Letter From Judy
On May 7, we completed the seasonal cycle of In the Presence of Trees, developing four incarnations of the piece inspired by the trees in […]
June 1, 2023
June 2023 Letter From Judy
On Sunday afternoon I sat on the lawn of the Butler McCook House in Hartford and took in the captivating energy of the Renaissance Gyal […]
July 6, 2023
York Performance Residency Goes Live and In Person!
On June 26 and 28, JDPP celebrated the return of our Performance Residency at York CI for its 18th year, now live and in person […]