CPR Presents

CPR Presents hosts evening length programs of work by prominent national and international artists who are redefining performance as a contemporary art form. New […]

CPR Presents hosts evening length programs of work by prominent national and international artists who are redefining performance as a contemporary art form.

New Voices in Live Performance (NViLP)

A core program of CPR’s presenting series, NViLP showcases emerging voices in live performance and promotes awareness and appreciation of contemporary experimental work. As part of the program, well-established and emerging voices in the dance community are invited to curate a series of events that include performances, lectures, panel discussions and other activities all open to the public.

Performance Studio Open House 

Serving as an incubator for the creation of new work, CPR invites the public into the artistic process through Performance Studio Open House, a series of informal works-in-progress showings held regularly throughout the year. Curated and moderated by Jen McGinn, PSOH features a diverse group of choreographers and dancers from CPR’s community of renters and artists-in-residence. The series is free to the public, who are invited to share feedback in post-showing conversations. Take a look at the dates and participating artists for Fall 2016 here.

Spring and Fall Movement 

Twice a year, CPR presents a weekend festival of works by local and international emerging and established choreographers in dance and performance. The Spring Movement and Fall Movement festivals each feature up to 12 choreographers and include works-in-progress, finished pieces, and premieres of creative and unique collaborations with filmmakers, musicians, and visual artists. Artists are selected through an open-application process. Applications for Fall Movement 2016 are now closed.

Sunday Salons

Sunday Salons are the newest addition to “CPR Presents” and function as an extension of CPR’s Artist-in-Residence program. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, CPR’s AIR program provides 10-15 artists per year with up to 100 hours of deeply subsidized rehearsal space, advanced booking, and additional support from CPR staff. Broadening the scope of our AIR program, 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, Sunday Salons will feature artists’ work, research materials, and ephemera. Taking place several times throughout the year, each salon will include an afternoon of conversation and mingling punctuated by performances and artist interventions.

Beth Graczyk. Spring Movement, 2016.

Beth Graczyk. Spring Movement, 2016.

 CPR Presents programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This program is also funded by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.