CPR – Center for Performance Research is dedicated to supporting the development of new works in contemporary dance and performance. 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.
CPR was co-founded in 2007 by choreographers Jonah Bokaer and John Jasperse. In 2009, John Jasperse Projects/Thin Man Dance, Inc. and Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, Inc. co-purchased a commercial condominium community facility in the first LEED Gold Certified Green building of its kind in Brooklyn, New York. For the past nine years, this 4,000 square-foot arts facility has been the home of CPR.