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

New Voices in Live Performance (NViLP) is an annual curatorial program that invites a curator/artist/collective to organize a weekend-long program of public events at CPR. The weekend addresses a particular inquiry within the expanded field of dance and performance, demonstrating a sense of research and serious play around the proposed theme. The events of the weekend are open to the public, and the format of the weekend is left to the selected curator’s discretion — it may include panels, workshops, performances, or other variations on format. Curators are selected through an open application process.

Performance Studio Open House 


Movement Research AIRS at PSOH March 2018. Image by Kathryn Butler


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. Image by Kathryn Butler; Johnnie Cruise Mercer, PSOH 2018.

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. Slideshow image: The Grandmothers at #BLM/The Workshop, Gowanus Loft, Brooklyn, NYC, Ezra Goh Photography.

Sunday Salons

Sunday Salons are the newest addition to CPR Presents programming, 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.