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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

Birdies for Charity Ends 6/24!

We are excited to once again be participating in the 2018 partnership with the Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity program, where non-profit organizations like Judy Dworin Performance Project can get donations and receive a 15% bonus on every dollar raised!

Last year with your help, JDPP raised over $11,000 through Birdies for Charity, and we used those funds to support the organization in our outreach to over 1,000 children in our Moving Matters! and Bridging Boundaries programming—which allowed us to touch so many lives through the arts – lives of those marginalized, lives of underserved children and lives fragmented by incarceration. Read more

(US)—Open Rehearsals

We will be offering several opportunities for the public to join us for open rehearsals at the Hartford Public Library’s downtown branch (Main Street) from now until the premiere on October 12, 2018. Come and see the Ensemble move through the library spaces exploring  open and closed spaces, creating walls and breaking them down, traveling suitcases as their signature as they create a platform for reflection on some of today’s most pressing issues. Our rehearsals will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on June 14 and 21st; August 16, 21 and 28th; September 13, 20, 27th; and October 4th. We invite you to come and be a part of our process. Read more

Making Me Whole. Prison, Art and Healing

Interested in learning more about JDPP’s Bridging Boundaries programs? You can view our documentary Making Me Whole. Prison, Arts and Healing, which was a partnership with CPTV by clicking here.

Thank you for your energetic support!

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