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The Ensemble

The Ensemble inspires change through innovative, movement-based, multi-arts performance on stage that examines social and personal issues of our time.

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Moving Matters!

The Moving Matters! Residency Program brings movement-based multi-arts residencies into schools and educational institutions through collaborative multi-arts projects designed to be age appropriate (Grades 1- high school).

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Bridging Boundaries

The Bridging Boundaries Arts Intervention Program uses arts intervention coupled with social work, to bridge the forced separations of populations affected by incarceration.

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ON STAGE & IN THE NEWS

Moving Matters! ‘Making Our World’

Judy Dworin Performance Project presents Making Our World, our 2018 Moving Matters! Residency at Parkville Community School.
A wonderful collaboration between JDPP, Parkville and Trinity College. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., Trinity College: Ferris Athletic Center, Oosting Gym, Broad Street entrance.  Read more

Judy Dworin to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award!

JDPP is very excited to announce that Judy Dworin will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from Connecticut Office of the Arts for her inspiring and innovative work on stage, in schools, in prisons and in the community that raises awareness about social issues and creates positive change through creative expression. Judy Dworin founded JDPP in 1989 based on a commitment to the important role the arts can and do play in challenging and creating change. The award will be presented to Judy on April 25, during Connecticut Arts Day 2018. Registration to this event can be completed by following this link. Join us as we all celebrate with Judy on this wonderful achievement!

Making Me Whole. Prison, Art and Healing at Cinestudio!

In a rare opportunity, Making Me Whole. Prison, Art & Healing takes the viewer inside prison walls to hear and see firsthand from women and men about the influence Bridging Boundaries has had on them. The footage also sheds light on the struggles that children with incarcerated parents face, and how the Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP), in partnership with social workers, helps them navigate their way using the arts to deal with their most often tightly held secret. Read more

What People Are Saying

Henry Timms
Founder of #GivingTuesday
“Judy Dworin Performance Project uses the arts to rehumanize people…& remember those forgotten.”

Governor Dannel P. Malloy
Governor of Connecticut
After Governor Malloy attended the performance of Windows at York CI with First Lady and Greater Hartford Arts Council Executive Director Cathy Malloy, the Governor acknowledged the women for their courage in sharing their stories and concluded by saying that ” …in your writings, in your speech, in your dance, in your overall performance–you reflect the humanity that is within each of you and within a broader society…congratulations on your success in this performance…and thank you, Judy (Dworin).”

Sharma Howard
Hartford Courant
“In some ways, Dworin represents the Connecticut dance scene today, sailing in many different directions, finding voice and purpose in uncharted territory.”

Carol Terry
Director of the Greater Hartford Dance Umbrella
Tonight’s performance of The Witching Hour was truly exceptional. You all reminded us that dance is ephemeral unless we keep doing it..….The audience was captivated, holding its breath for the next movement of dancers in this new space, seamlessly breathing together and each breath and movement contributed meaningfully to the telling of this story. And we all breathed in the spoken and sung words as part of the magic of movement. Read more