Center for Performance Research Slates Fall 2017 Season of Contemporary Dance

Center for Performance Research Slates Fall 2017 Season of Contemporary Dance

Center for Performance Research (CPR), an artist-driven organization co-founded by Jonah Bokaer Choreography and John Jasperse | Thin Man Dance, Inc. to support the development of new works in contemporary dance, announced today its Fall Season.

CPR's Artist-in-Residence, technical residency, and presenting programs offer multiple platforms aimed to support creative development and experimentation during the artistic process. CPRs 1,845 sq ft theater features a LED lighting system; making it one the most technically advanced venues of its size within the five boroughs.


Mellon Artists-in-Residence

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation AIR program offers up to 100 hours a year of reduced rehearsal rates to selected artists. The program serves as a platform for both emerging choreographers and established companies, and is constructed in a manner so as to impose as few constraints as possible in order to provide an open environment for research and development of new dance work. CPR's 2017 AIRs include: Lauren Bakst, Marcos Duran, Moriah Evans, Beth Gill, Meredith Glisson, AbiGail Levine, Xan Burley + Alex Springer | The Median Movement, Kaneza Schaal, Anna Sperber, Tatyana Tenenbaum, and Gwen Welliver.

Sunday Salon: Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Sunday Salon series provides a platform for CPR's AIRs to share their current practice with the larger CPR and NYC dance community. A series of gatherings, free and open to the public, the salons feature artists' work, research materials, and ephemera. Taking place twice a year, each salon will include an afternoon of conversation and mingling punctuated by performances and artist interventions. CPR's Fall Sunday Salon will include the work of: AbiGail Levine, Anna Sperber, Moriah Evans, and Gwen Welliver with Stuart Singer.

Technical Artist-in-Residence: Tatyana Tenenbaum, October 9 - 15, 2017

CPR's Technical Residency seeks to address the need for advance technical support by providing NYC based artists with one week of unrestricted access to its theater and technical resources during the development of new work without the commitment for presentation. Tenenbaum will use the residency to develop Untitled Work for Voice, a new evening length trio that will be commissioned and presented by Danspace Project in February 2018. This work clarifies and builds on Tenenbaum's existing methodologies, in which the singing body moves fluidly between expressive figure, texture, and chorus member, in order to excavate a contemporary American narrative.

Performance Studio Open House

This series, curated and moderated by Jen McGinn, provides opportunities for artists to share works in progress with an audience and engages the public in the process of developing new dance and movement-based works, inspiring discussion around both the work and the process of creation. These open rehearsals are free to the public, and include works representing a broad constituency of artists who use CPR. All artists TBA.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tuesday, January 23, 2017

Fall Movement, November 9-11, 2017 at 7:30pm

A biannual festival of dance Fall Movement provides an opportunity for audiences to experience a range of work engaged in contemporary performance practice. Participants are selected from an open call by a panel of artists. Each selected artist receives two hours of technical rehearsal, rehearsal space, and two fully produced evening of performance. Fall Movement 2017 artists will be announced September 25, 2017.


CPR is an artist-driven initiative, co-founded by Jonah Bokaer & Chez Bushwick and John Jasperse & Thin Man Dance, Inc. CPR's mission is to support the development of new works in contemporary dance, performance and related forms, and to promote awareness of and appreciation for contemporary performing arts. CPR is particularly interested in supporting artistic processes that integrate visual design, installation, and technology. Located in a 4,000- square-foot mixed-used arts facility in Brooklyn's first L.E.E.D.-certified green building of its kind, CPR provides affordable space for rehearsal and performance, innovative arts programming, education, and pedagogical engagement with the communities of New York City and abroad. CPR addresses the critical need for space in New York City's creative landscape and is committed to building arts infrastructure that nurtures contemporary performance. At the same time, CPR provides a sustainable model for livability in New York City with a focus on community involvement and environmental responsibility.

Pictured: Meredith Glisson. Mellon Artist-in-Residence, 2015. Photo by Ian Douglas.



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