Center for Performance Research Announces Fall 2019 Season

Center for Performance Research Announces Fall 2019 Season

CPR - Center for Performance Research announces Big Dance Theatre has been named the organization's Fall 2019 Technical Resident. The company will be in residence October 21-26 developing The Road Awaits Us, an evening of two new works and a solo premiering at NYU Skirball November 8-9. The Technical Residency program is part of CPR's 2019 Fall season spanning from October 2019 to January 2020. The season includes Fall Movement, a three day interdisciplinary performance festival of new work; Performance Studio Open House, work-in-progress showings curated by a rotating roster of CPR staff and affiliates; and Performance Philosophy Reading Group, a monthly reading group series co-hosted by select CPR Artists-in-Residence. CPR's 2019 Artists-in-Residence are Ivy Baldwin, Deborah Conton, Leslie Cuyjet, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, Mee Jung / i KADA Contemporary Dance Company, jess pretty, and Katie Workum. The culmination of the 2019 residency program will be showcased at CPR's Sunday Salon on January 12, 2020.

Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, CPR supports the development of new works in contemporary dance, performance and related forms. Curated programs focus on rehearsal and residency support, generating time and space for research and dialogue, and providing public presentation opportunities. Over the last decade, CPR has supported more than 1700 artists in the development of dance and performance projects, while exposing local audiences to contemporary artistic process through performances and work-in-progress showings, salon style discussions, and symposia.

Featured CPR Programs And Events, Fall 2019


Fall Movement - November 7-9, 2019 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $10 / $8.50 Students, Seniors and IDNYC holders

An annual festival of dance and performance, Fall Movement provides an opportunity for audiences to experience a range of work engaged in contemporary choreographic practice. Participants are selected from an open call by a panel of artists. Fall Movement 2019 selected artists will be announced by October 1, 2019.

Sunday Salon - January 12, 2020 | 2pm

Tickets: Suggested Donation

Sunday Salon functions as an extension of CPR's Artist-in-Residence program. Broadening the scope of our AiR program, the Sunday Salon provides a platform for CPR's AiRs to share their current practice with the larger CPR and NYC dance community. CPR's Sunday Salons features artists' work, research materials, and ephemera. Each salon includes an afternoon of conversation and mingling punctuated by performances and artist interventions.

Featuring: Ivy Baldwin, Deborah Conton, Leslie Cuyjet, Mee Jung, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, jess pretty, and Katie Workum.

Performance Studio Open House Series - Monthly on Tuesdays | 8pm

Tickets: Suggested Donation

This series, curated by a CPR staff member or affiliate each month, provides opportunities for artists to share works-in-progress with an audience and engage the public in the process of developing new dance and movement-based works. Showings are followed by a discussion with the artists, curator, and audience. Selected works represent a broad constituency of artists affiliated with CPR and the broader dance and performance community.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 curated by Jordan Demetrius Lloyd

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 curated by Lillie De

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 curated by Rebecca Gual

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 curated by Allison Knuth

Performance Philosophy Reading Group - Monthly on Wednesdays | 6:30pm

Tickets: Free

CPR's Performance Philosophy Reading Group is a monthly reading group series co-hosted by select CPR Artists-in-Residence and presented in conjunction with the international research network, Performance Philosophy. Each month, we read exhilarating and thought-provoking texts by key Performance Philosophy scholars as a springboard into generative discussion and thought-experimentation. Performance Philosophy is a relatively new field of exploration that seeks to rethink what precisely thinking is. In this series of reading groups, we will engage with texts in whatever way seems most productive.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 with Annie-B Parson

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 with Jordan Demetrius Lloyd

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 with Ivy Baldwin

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 with Deborah Conton

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 with Mee Jung


Technical Artist-in-Residence: Big Dance Theatre - October 21-26, 2019

CPR's Technical Residency program addresses the lack of advanced technical support available to New York performing artists. This program provides New York City based artists with the unique opportunity for one week of unrestricted access to its theater, technical director, and technical resources during the development of new work. This fall, CPR welcomes Big Dance Theatre as its Technical Resident as they prepare for their premiere of The Road Awaits Us at Skirball on November 8-9 at 7:30pm. More information and tickets available at


CPR's Artist-in-Residence program provides invited artists with up to 100 hours of deeply subsidized rehearsal hours and advanced booking in CPR's studios. The 2019 Artists-in-Residence are Ivy Baldwin, Deborah Conton, Leslie Cuyjet, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, Mee Jung / i KADA Contemporary Dance Company, jess pretty, and Katie Workum.

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