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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Today is the day! Because of you, JDPP can educate, inspire, and raise awareness, bridging the boundaries of art and social justice to create a more equitable society. CommUNITY Matters! on Giving Tuesday and always. Please make a gift. https://give.judydworin.org/GT2021

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This Friday, November 11 on Zoom, these extraordinary Black women will share their thoughts, ideas, and deeply rooted movement projects in a continued effort to bring light to the struggles, hopes, and dreams of Black women and all of humanity alike.

This performance is free but advanced registration is required. give.jdpp.org/event/a-response-and-a-call-freedom-journeys/e439062
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This Friday, November 11 on Zoom, these extraordinary Black women will share their thoughts, ideas, and deeply rooted movement projects in a continued effort to bring light to the struggles, hopes, and dreams of Black women and all of humanity alike. 

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On November 4, Trinity College will host ‘Unmuting: Voice in Justice Impacted Art,’ a symposium focusing on discovering voice and being heard within a carceral setting and upon return to the community. It explores why justice-impacted art matters, how it effects change, and the difference it makes. What does it mean to find voice? How can the voice of incarcerated people be heard on the outside? Can unmuted voices effect change in the system?

The day includes four sessions: writing; visual arts; hands-on workshops for making art; and a performance by JDPP, featuring several returned citizens who worked with us during their incarceration.

JDPP's Associate Artistic Director Kathy Borteck Gersten will be leading a workshop in the afternoon, Experiential Arts Workshops: “Where I’m From"
The symposium ends with a wrap-up session to reflect on the day and a closing reception.

For information or registration for the symposium and performance visit, www.trincoll.edu/english/department-events/unmuting-voice-in-justice-impacted-art/.
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On November 4, Trinity College will host ‘Unmuting: Voice in Justice Impacted Art,’ a symposium focusing on discovering voice and being heard within a carceral setting and upon return to the community. It explores why justice-impacted art matters, how it effects change, and the difference it makes. What does it mean to find voice? How can the voice of incarcerated people be heard on the outside? Can unmuted voices effect change in the system?

The day includes four sessions: writing; visual arts; hands-on workshops for making art; and a performance by JDPP, featuring several returned citizens who worked with us during their incarceration. 

JDPPs Associate Artistic Director Kathy Borteck Gersten will be leading a workshop in the afternoon, Experiential Arts Workshops: “Where I’m From 
The symposium ends with a wrap-up session to reflect on the day and a closing reception.

For information or registration for the symposium and performance visit, https://www.trincoll.edu/english/department-events/unmuting-voice-in-justice-impacted-art/.

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Tickets available now for Greater Hartford Arts Academy's Choreographer's Showcase, featuring JDPP's "Mothers at Night" on October 22 greater-hartford-academy-of-the-arts-half-day-program.ticketleap.com/choreographers-showcase-2022/Choreographers’ Showcase GUEST ARTIST SPOTLIGHT @jdppinc @judydworin We look forward to presenting “Mothers at Night” from Judy Dworin’s ¿Donde Estas?

Judy Dworin is a dance/theater artist and educator who is committed to giving voice and inspiring social action through her work with the Justice Dance Performance Project, (JDPP). JDPP provides award-winning dance/theater performance that speaks to social justice issues through the JDPP Ensemble; a Moving Matters! educational residency program reaching out to underserved children in Hartford area schools; and its Bridging Boundaries arts intervention program that partners with social work in providing residencies for those affected by incarceration. Judy has received numerous awards, most recently a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts from the state of CT Office of the Arts in 2018 and an honorary doctoral degree in Fine Arts from Trinity College in 2020. Judy is a Professor Emerita in Theater and Dance at Trinity College, where she established the Dance Program, chaired the Theater and Dance Department for many years and co-founded the Trinity/La MaMa Program in New York City. In addition to leading the JDPP Ensemble, a focus of Judy’s work with the organization has been with those affected by incarceration including a year-long performance residency with women at York CI as well as programs for children and youth with parents in prison.

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Tickets available now for Greater Hartford Arts Academys Choreographers Showcase, featuring JDPPs Mothers at Night on October 22 https://greater-hartford-academy-of-the-arts-half-day-program.ticketleap.com/choreographers-showcase-2022/

We are just a little more than a week away from "In the Presence of Trees: Autumn" at Farmington River Park! Join us in the trees, Sunday, October 16. Space is limited and tickets are going fast for this FREE performance, register today! give.jdpp.org/event/in-the-presence-of-trees-farmington-river-park/e413193 ... See MoreSee Less

We are just a little more than a week away from In the Presence of Trees: Autumn at Farmington River Park! Join us in the trees, Sunday, October 16. Space is limited and tickets are going fast for this FREE performance, register today! https://give.jdpp.org/event/in-the-presence-of-trees-farmington-river-park/e413193

Stunning new photos from our latest rehearsal taken by our very talented Greater Hartford Arts Council's New Voices Fellow, Tiana! Join us October 16th for the Autumn premiere of 'In the Presence of Trees'. give.jdpp.org/event/in-the-presence-of-trees-farmington-river/e413193 ... See MoreSee Less

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To mark International Day of Sexual & Reproductive Rights, now known as International Safe Abortion Day (Sept. 28), Babz Rawls-Ivy, producer of LoveBabzLoveTALK on 103.5 WNNH-LP, will host a presentation of JDPP’s signature My Body My Body (1993), restaged in 2022 with a GenZ cast, bringing fresh perspective to the piece’s infectious energy and clever gender humor. Cory Ellen Gatrall, MFA, RN will join Babz, Judy Dworin, and members of the cast and JDPP artistic team following the performance to talk about what we face now living in post-Roe America and where we go from here. Free; advance registration required: give.jdpp.org/SayItAgain ... See MoreSee Less

To mark International Day of Sexual & Reproductive Rights, now known as International Safe Abortion Day (Sept. 28), Babz Rawls-Ivy, producer of LoveBabzLoveTALK on 103.5 WNNH-LP, will host a presentation of JDPP’s signature My Body My Body (1993), restaged in 2022 with a GenZ cast, bringing fresh perspective to the piece’s infectious energy and clever gender humor. Cory Ellen Gatrall, MFA, RN will join Babz, Judy Dworin, and members of the cast and JDPP artistic team following the performance to talk about what we face now living in post-Roe America and where we go from here. Free; advance registration required: https://give.jdpp.org/SayItAgain

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Today is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay Do your part and register or share with a friend! The last day to register to vote in CT is November 1! https://www.artsactionfund.org/ConnecticutVoterFactsheet

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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!