Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Centre for Performance Research (CPR) x 2

The Centre for Performance Research (CPR) in Cardiff
is a pioneering and multi-faceted theatre organisation located and rooted in Wales, working nationally and internationally. CPR produces innovative performance work: arranges workshops, conferences, lectures and masterclasses (for the professional, the amateur and the curious); curates and produces festivals, expositions and exchanges with theatre companies from around the world; publishes and distributes theatre books, as well as the journal Performance Research, and houses a resource centre and library that specializes in world theatre and performance and maintains an archive on contemporary Welsh performance. CPR aims to develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and practice of theatre in its broadest sense, to affect change through investigation, sharing and discovery and to make this process as widely available as possible. Its programmes of work combine cultural co-operation, collaboration and exchange practical training, education and research, performance, production and promotion, documentation and publishing, information and resource.
The Centre for Performance Research (CPR) was established in Cardiff in 1988, by Richard Gough and Judie Christie. CPR's predecessor was Cardiff Laboratory Theatre, which began in 1974.
The Centre for Performance Research at Aberystwyth is a joint venture of The University of Wales Aberystwyth and Centre for Performance Research Ltd, working in close association with UWA Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies.
CPR – Center for Performance Research in New York,
a nonprofit collaboration of two dance organizations, John Jasperse Company and Jonah Bokaer/Chez Bushwick will be giving an opening performance inspired by the concept of Displacement. Performances will be given by Ann Liv Young, Kayvon Pourazar, Amanda Loulaki, Matjia Ferlin, Aimar Perz GalĂ­, and Jonah Bokaer in collaboration with Michael Cole. CPR is located on the ground floor of Greenbelt,the first L.E.E.D.* green building of its kind/size/type in Brooklyn,and the first with arts and cultural space in greater New York City.
The Leadership in Energy Efficient Design is the nationally accepted benchmark for the construction, development, and operation of high-performance green buildings.

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