Don’t Miss It! Parkville Community School and Judy Dworin Dance Project to Bring 450 Students Together in One Spectacular Performance

Don’t Miss It! Parkville Community School and Judy Dworin Dance Project to Bring 450 Students Together in One Spectacular Performance

Experience the “Making Our World” Performance Piece on May 2, 2018 at 10:30am.

This year, Judy Dworin Performance Project celebrates its 22nd Moving Matters! Residency Program with Parkville Community School in Hartford, CT in a performance that takes place at the Oosting Gymnasium at the Trinity College Ferris Athletic Center on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. This is a joyous “must see” event where the children are one with the forces of nature! This performance is free and open to the public.

This year’s performance entitled Making Our World is inspired by Douglas Wood’s book Making the World, a global exploration of natural wonders and creation. The Parkville students have spent the year discovering the wondrous ways of how they too are making the world alongside the breeze, butterflies and ancient baobab trees. They have also examined what we have done to these wonderful and necessary elements and what we can do to change. The story serves as a springboard to engage curiosity and imagination in ways that enliven learning viscerally and kinesthetically. JDPP is the only arts organization with this level of engagement and longevity at Parkville that successfully supports core curriculum.

The culmination on May 2nd will bring all 450 students together to showcase their incredible multi-arts representation of the concepts they learned. Original dances, songs and narrative will unfold before a backdrop designed by visual artist Cheri Soule (in cooperation with her students at the Ethel Walker School), and to the beat of live original music by Sirius Coyote.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the entire Parkville student body, supported by their families, come together to celebrate how Moving Matters!

More information about Moving Matters! Parkville can be found on JDPP’s website, www.judydworin.org. This performance is free and open to the public.

Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP) is an arts non-profit based in Hartford, CT, founded by Judy Dworin in 1989, originally as an umbrella organization for individual artists. Through innovative multi-arts performance and community-based arts programming, JDPP harnesses creative expression as a catalyst for positive change. On stage, in schools, and in prisons, JDPP uses arts engagement and movement-based performance to examine social issues, build bridges of understanding across diverse communities, and inspire both individual growth and collective action.