Justice Dance Performance Project Blog

December 20, 2023

Dancing the Dance of Change

JOINING HANDS FOR JUSTICE AT ARTISTS COLLECTIVE—SO MANY THANKS! As we approach the completion of 2023, we find ourselves in a world torn apart by […]
November 10, 2023

Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open A few weeks ago, I finished reading Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus–a captivating personal account of the deep intelligence and […]
November 10, 2023

Where I’m From: Stories from SLAM

Sharing Lives Art Matters (SLAM) is our outreach to youth currently residing at the Bridgeport and Hartford juvenile detention facilities. JDPP teaching artists meet weekly […]
October 6, 2023

What Can I Do?

Dear JDPP friend, When we started our performance residencies at York Correctional Institution in 2005, we were permitted to take the piece that we had […]
October 6, 2023

Karen’s New Beginning

JDPP’s New Beginnings program is a unique 10-week arts engagement with women and men who have returned to the community from carceral settings joining Trinity […]
October 6, 2023

Banned Books Week

October 1-7 is Banned Book Week. First established in 1982, it is a week that promotes awareness and celebrates the freedom to read. For more […]
July 6, 2023
Moms & Kids Together Again!
Last month we held our second Moms & Kids special visit. The visiting room at York CI was filled with excitement and love as children […]
July 6, 2023
Thoughts About Freedom
Thoughts about Freedom July 4—Independence Day—is a day when we in America celebrate our freedom. Somehow the spirit of this day has never rung completely […]
August 7, 2023
Honoring the Earth
To breathe again! After days of dense clouds filled with hot, humid air and smoke residue, followed by torrential rains, we can finally breathe and […]
September 5, 2023
Bridging Boundaries Programming Resumes Full Force this Fall
Our Bridging Boundaries programs resume in-person this month. We are excited to return to Manson YI for two 10-week Dads & Kids sessions after a […]
September 5, 2023
About Books
As I look at the growing pile of books read this past summer, I am aware of the silver lining of having a broken foot. […]