Emergence | Friday June 24th 2022 3pm and 6:30pm
Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine | 115 Newgate Road, East Granby CT
Framed by the words of Albert Woodfox, who endured 43 years of solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit, and joined with the voices of contemporary women and men inside and out of prison, Emergence portrays the extreme isolation and confinement of incarceration while offering hope for a more open, just, and kind world.
Emergence will be performed on the grounds of the historic Old New-Gate Prison, nationally recognized as the first chartered copper mine and first state prison in early America. The piece will be performed by members of the Justice Dance Performance Project Ensemble and women and men who have returned to the community from prison.
Originally commissioned by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and re-envisioned for this performance, Emergence incorporates dance, song, and spoken word, as the performers tell a story of confinement, transformation, and what it means to emerge from prison.
Tickets are free, with all donations supporting future productions of Emergence and JDPP’s Bridging Boundaries arts interventions for populations impacted by incarceration.