Assembly on Wednesday, February 20 featured a performance by the Judy Dworin Performance Project. The group performed a piece called "US," which is a dance response to the immigrant and refugee crisis in America.
Initially choreographed for a performance inside the Hartford Public Library, where many newly arrived citizen-hopefuls spend their time learning about their new land, the piece was specially adapted for the Ferguson stage. After the dance, students asked and answered questions, and continued the conversation about the role the arts can play in social justice. Students in English classes will be responding to the performance in writing.
This event was made possible through a grant from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and a matching grant from The Ethel WalkerSchool.