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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We are so excited to be working with Daniel Birch Music again on our newest piece, "In the Presence of Trees"! ... See MoreSee Less

Register today! www.cpa-ct.org/join-us-june-9th-for-celebrate-cpa.../We're thrilled to be joined by Justice Dance Performance Project, Inc. for a brief performance of their "Emergence" production at this year's Celebrate! CPA's Prison Arts. Join us Thursday, June 9 from 6 to 8:30 PM at Old New Gate Prison & Copper Mine. More info and to register: www.cpa-ct.org/join-us-june-9th-for-celebrate-cpa-prison-arts-2022-at-the-old-new-gate-prison/ ... See MoreSee Less

Register today! http://www.cpa-ct.org/join-us-june-9th-for-celebrate-cpa.../

Excited to be part of this!!Join us June 9th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Old New Gate Prison & Copper Mine for Celebrate! CPA Prison Arts 2022. The event will feature ✔️ Alumni artists from the Prison Arts Program ✔️ Performance by Justice Dance Performance Project, Inc. ✔️ New Works from DOC Vocational Education Programs ✔️ Food from Pond House Cafe ✔️ Chance to win original artwork in a live auction ✔️ Mini tours of the Copper Mine and much more! For more information and to purchase tickets: bit.ly/3LXFETR ... See MoreSee Less

Excited to be part of this!!

Another exciting sneak peek at a rehearsal from In The Presence of Trees! Here, Ensemble members began exploring their movement with the trees themselves in Bushnell Park. Music is Drifting on Wood by Ketsa. ... See MoreSee Less

Today is #ThankADanceTeacherDay JDPP is so lucky to have all of our wonderfully talented teaching artists! ... See MoreSee Less

Today is #ThankADanceTeacherDay JDPP is so lucky to have all of our wonderfully talented teaching artists!

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What aa great picture!

Thank you for being a teacher!!

In honor of Arbor Day, we would like to share a sneak peek of very early explorations for JDPP’s next performance piece "In the Presence of Trees". The photos are from several site explorations done by Judy and joined by Ensemble member Mellissa Craig; Mellissa's mom and Tree Lady of Hartford, Charmaine Craig; Henry Hester, Founding Father and Godfather of Friends of Keney Park; Visual Designer, Marcela Oteíza; Sharon Mann Chairwoman of Bloomfield Beautification Committee and board member of the Wintonbury Land Trust; Paula Jones, VP of Wintonbury Land Trust and Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic Committee; Hartford Forester Heather Dionne; and terrific lighting designer Blu.

The Ensemble is rehearsing at the spacious and lovely Lisa Matias Dance Centre studio--thank you Lisa!

The music featured here is "Rest" by the wonderfully talented, Daniel Birch Music who will compose the score for the piece. Stay tuned for more!
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This is lovely and amazing and unexpected. I felt it in my heart and it brought tears welling to my eyes. It truly honors the essence of the trees.

This is just beautiful. I am so excited about this piece!

Listen to WNHH Community Radio at 10:15 this morning for an interview with Judy Dworin ... See MoreSee Less

Listen to WNHH Community Radio at 10:15 this morning for an interview with Judy Dworin

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I happened upon this fabulous interview this morning! 💜

Hi Judy. I studied with you at Trinity! Have a lot of good memories about your classes.

Listening now! Fantastic!

I miss you Judy!

Go Judy!

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In the past few years, there has been a rise in programs designed to help maintain relationships between families and incarcerated individuals. One of the goals of these family programs is to increase the likelihood that incarcerated parents will maintain a positive relationship with their children. Maintaining a relationship between incarcerated parent and child has proven to be beneficial for both parties. Family programs minimize the challenges associated with maintaining these child-parent relationships. ... See MoreSee Less

In honor of Frederick Law Olmsted 200th Birthday today, we are sharing photos from our third site visit for JDPP's newest piece, "In the Presence of Trees" at Keney Park, one of the several park designed by Olmsted's Landscaping Firm. Judy was joined by Ensemble member Mellissa Craig; Mellissa's mom and Tree Lady of Hartford, Charmaine Craig; Henry Hester, Founding Father and Godfather of Friends of Keney Park; and Blu. ... See MoreSee Less

Another site visit! This time to Farmington River Park in Bloomfield--Beautiful. We were joined by Visual Designer, Marcela Oteiza, Sharon Mann Chairwoman of Bloomfield Beautification Committee and on the board of the Wintonbury Land Trust, and Paula Jones who is VP of Wintonbury Land Trust and Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic Committee who generously showed us this amazing space. ... See MoreSee Less

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How wonderful!

Check out this wonderful Earth Day celebration happening this Friday, April 22 at Real Art Ways!Earth Day is fast approaching!
Fri April 22. 🌎🌍🌏
Our planet needs some TLC and it starts right here in your city 😎🌲🌱The day’s events include a neighborhood cleanup at 9:30am, (you can signup to volunteer via the link in our bio!), a film screening, and poetry events all afternoon ✌️. More info via the link in our bio. @ctlitfest
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Check out this wonderful Earth Day celebration happening this Friday, April 22 at Real Art Ways!

Rehearsals for JDPP's newest piece, "Presence of Trees" have started and our Executive & Artistic Director, Judy Dworin, has been scouting possible performance locations throughout our state. She was joined by Hartford Forester Heather Dionne, Visual Designer Marcela Oteíza, her husband Blu, and Hartford's Tree Lady Charmaine Craig at Bushnell Park last week...as well as stopping to admire a magnificent tree off of West Hartford's Trout Brook Drive. ... See MoreSee Less

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How lovely to dance with trees, which are forever dancing in place.

I am so excited about this piece!

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I am excited about this piece too!

Extraordinary!

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Last week, JDPP teaching artist worked with Hartford Public Library's After-School English Program for Immigrant and Refugee teens. They taught 2 sessions focusing on Patrice Karst's book, The Invisible Web. Which tells the story how no mater how close or far you are from the people you love, there is an invisible web of string connecting us all. The residency featured movement, song, and dreamcatcher making. ... See MoreSee Less

Did you miss Response and a Call: To Climb a Mountain last week? Now is you chance to watch it for the first time or see it again! Check out the full version on our YouTube page! youtu.be/hM0zWW0ls8c ... See MoreSee Less

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A few behind the scenes photos from Friday's Response and a Call performance! If you missed Friday's performance be on the look out for the video link later this week. ... See MoreSee Less

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It was such an inspiring event!

Join us tomorrow, 3/18 at 7pm on Zoom while artists Mellissa Craig, Kate Rushin, and Nekita Waller present Response and a Call: To Climb a Mountain. The performance is free, but registration in required. give.judydworin.org/event/a-response-and-a-call-to-climb-a-mountain/e394149 ... See MoreSee Less

Join us tomorrow, 3/18 at 7pm on Zoom while artists Mellissa Craig, Kate Rushin, and Nekita Waller present Response and a Call: To Climb a Mountain. The performance is free, but registration in required. https://give.judydworin.org/event/a-response-and-a-call-to-climb-a-mountain/e394149Image attachmentImage attachment

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I am so looking forward to this!

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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!