****In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, CPR Spring Benefit 2020 has been postponed. CPR – Center for Performance Research will continue to actively and closely monitor this evolving situation. Updates will be shared on this page or can be found on our website: www.cprnyc.org****
Join CPR in honoring Brooklyn Arts Council Executive Director Charlotte Cohen and artist Antonio Ramos at the annual Spring Benefit on April 14, 2020 at 7pm. There will be hors d’oeuvres, performances, and the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful contributions of the honorees to the artistic community. A reception with beats by DJ Krunk Pony will follow the performances, to be announced in March.
All funds raised will aid CPR’s mission in supporting the development of new works in contemporary dance, performance and related forms.
Charlotte Cohen is Executive Director of Brooklyn Arts Council where she designs, implements, and furthers the strategic agenda, leadership and vision of Brooklyn’s foremost nonprofit cultural organization which has sustained and catalyzed the work of Brooklyn’s artists and arts organizations for over 50 years. A third-generation Brooklynite, Charlotte is deeply committed to promoting and expanding access to the arts and improving public spaces throughout the borough. She has served on the boards of a range of local, national, and international cultural non-profit organizations and has lectured nationally and internationally on issues surrounding contemporary and public art and arts administration. She has been a faculty member at New York University and the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and serves on the board of directors of CEC ArtsLink.
Antonio Ramos was born and raised in Puerto Rico where he trained in jazz, salsa and African dance. He later received a B.F.A. in Dance from SUNY Purchase. Ramos began his career performing with Ballet Theatre of Puerto Rico, Ballet Hispanico of New York, Ballet Concierto and Ballet Municipal (PR). His choreography has been produced at Hostos College, The Kitchen, New York Live Arts, Dance Theater Workshop, SUNY Purchase, BAAD!, Dixon Place, P.S. 122, Joe’s Pub, Danspace Project, Lexington Center for the Arts NY, DanceNow Downtown, Princeton University, Movement Research, BAX, Galapagos Art and Performance Space, Williamsburg Art Nexus, Fringe Festival 2000 at Theatre La Chappelle, The Painted Bride, Cornell University and CPR. Recently, he presented work at the American Realness Festival at the Abrons Arts Center and was commissioned to present the world premiere of his latest work, Almodovar Dystopia, at Dixon Place in Manhattan.
If you cannot attend, but would like to support CPR, make a tax-deductible donation here.
Photo credit: Charlotte Cohen. Antonio Ramos by Miguel Anaya.