Justice Dance Performance Project Blog

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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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

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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]