FADO E-LIST (April 2008)

FADO E-LIST (April 2008)


1. Fado presents Ironic to Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars
2. EVENT: 7a*11d co-presents at Hot Docs (Toronto)
Date: April 18 and 20th; Source: Hot Docs
3. EVENT: Tamar Raban & ensemble 209 presents: Cookies (New York)
Date: Thursday April 17, 2008; Source: Tamar Raban
4. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Visualeyez 2008
Date: April 18, 2008; Source: Todd Janes
5. EVENT: Port Performance in Tel Aviv
Dates: April 21 – May 6, 2008; Source: BBB Johannes Deimling
6. EVENT: Tama ‘08
Dates: April 28-May 1, 2008; Source: Ronald Ruiz
7. EVENT: Small East Asia Coprosperity Restaurant 08  
Dates: April 26-May 5 2008; Source: Shin-ichi Arai
8. EVENT: The International Festival
Dates: May 5-10, 2008; Source: IAPAO
9. Call for Submissions: ORNIC’ART
Date: May 10, 2008; Source: Christine Bouvier
10. Event: The Ninth Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival (Ireland)
Dates: May 1-12; Source: Sinead O’Donnell
11. EVENT: Lilith Performance Studio presents Yingmei Duan
Dates: May 23, 24, 25; Source: Lilith Performance Studio
12. ANNOUNCING: New Publication
Date for submissions to first issue: June 30, 2008; Source: Jamie McMurry
13. ANNOUNCING: Pain as a Picture by Helge Meyer
Source: asabank
14. ANNOUNCING: Center for Performance Research (New York)
Source: Jonah Bokaer
1. Fado presents Ironic to Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars BOOK LAUNCH!
Saturday May 10, 2008, 1-3pm
Art Metropole
788 King Street West 2nd Floor, Toronto
Ironic to Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars
2008, softcover, FADO, Toronto, Edited by Paul Couillard, 253 pp plus 32 pp colour insert, DVD, $32.95
Please contact info@performanceart.ca to purchase
Fado and Art Metropole are pleased to announce the launch of Ironic to Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars, a new book about Canadian performance art legend and Art Metropole lifetime member, Tanya Mars. Mars recently received The Governor General's Award for Visual and Media Arts. Ironic to Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars is a comprehensive look at the artist's career, from the 1970s to the present. The book features extensive photo documentation and includes a DVD documenting her site-specific work, Tyranny of Bliss (2004). Paul Couillard, the former director of FADO and editor of the book, sums up the importance of the artist's work: "Mars has relentlessly shown us that the best way to the jugular is through the funny bone, creating a series of compelling 'three-dimensional pictures' that have made her one of Canada's most acclaimed and important performance artists."
Ironic to Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars includes contributions by Couillard, Tagny Duff, Jennifier Fisher, Randy Gledhill, Nelson Henricks, Will Kwan, Paul Ledoux, Joanna Nash, Jennifer Oille, Pam Patterson & John Oughton, Andrew James Paterson, Kim Sawchuck and Dot Tuer.
Tanya Mars is a feminist, performance and video artist who has been involved in the Canadian art scene since 1973. She was a founding member and director of Powerhouse Gallery (La Centrale), in Montreal, the first women's art gallery in Canada; editor of Parallelogramme magazine for 13 years; and very active in ANNPAC (the Association of National Non-Profit Artist-run Centres), for 15 years. Her work is often characterized as visually-rich layers of spectacular, satirical feminist imagery. She has performed widely across Canada, in Valparaiso (Chile), Helsinki and Sweden. Her most recent major work, a 7-hour durational performance entitled "The Tyranny of Bliss" involved over 30 performers who created 14 tableaux in-and-around Queens' Park, Toronto. She is co-editor, with Johanna Householder, of Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women (2004), published by YYZ Books. She is also a member of the 7a*11d Collective which produces a bi-annual international festival of performance art in Toronto. She currently teaches performance art and video at the University of Toronto at Scarborough, and is part of the graduate faculty at the University of Toronto. In 2004, she was named Artist of the Year by the Untitled Arts Awards in Toronto. She received The Governor General's Award for Visual and Media Arts in 2008. In the autumn of 2008, she will be the Canada Council's International Artist in Residence in Paris, France.
2. EVENT: 7a*11d co-presents at Hot Docs
Date: April 18 and 20th; Source: Hot Docs
7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art is pleased to co-present A Crime Against Art at the 15th Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (April 17- 27, 2008)
C-SPAN meets the art scene in A Crime Against Art. This film is based on a "trial" staged at an art fair in Madrid in February 2007, which in turn was inspired by the mock trials organized by André Breton in the 1920s and '30s. All raise a number of polemical issues in the world of contemporary art: collusion with the "new bourgeoisie," instrumentalization of art and its institutions, the future possibility of artistic agency and other pertinent topics. Filmmaker Hila Peleg's trial begins with the assumption that a crime has been committed, yet its nature and evidence are allusive and no victims have come forward. The testimonies and cross-examinations become an attempt by the Judge to unravel the nature of the mysterious "crime against art." Set as a television courtroom drama and filmed by four camera crews, the six-chapter serial presents a condensed version of the trial. Directed by Hila Peleg, Germany, 100 mins.
Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue): Fri Apr 18, 9:45 PM
Royal Theatre (608 College Street): Sun Apr 20, 1:15 PM
Ticket info: Daytime Screenings Tickets (before 6 pm) are $10, evening screenings (between 6 pm-11 pm) are $12 and Late Night Screenings (after 11PM) are $5. Order advance tickets and pass sales at the DOCUMENTARY Box Office (87 Avenue Road, 2 Blocks North of Bloor, upper level of Hazelton Lanes), online at www.hotdocs.ca, or by phone at 416-637-5150. On the day of the screening, all daytime screenings are FREE for students and seniors with valid ID, courtesy of the Toronto Star.
Visit http://www.hotdocs.ca for further information and detailed film descriptions.
3. EVENT: Tamar Raban & ensemble 209 present: Cookies
Date: Thursday April 17, 2008; Source: Tamar Raban
Tamar Raban, Guy Gutman, Efrat Ben-David, Alia Meyer and Hili FridbergA performance structured around random words derived from the linguistic milieu of food and cooking and that begin with the letters that make up the term PERFORMANCE. Action, object, image, word, and sound, all contribute to create a rich, unexpected text. Food products, dishes, and cooking utensils change their role throughout the piece to create a new, poetic "dish."
Thursday April 17th @ 9 PM, Gala Performance, $100
Ticket includes Silent auction and Gala Event @ 7PM
Fri April 18th @ 8PM, $22
Ticket includes Israeli Wine Tasting, April 18th @ 7PMRoulette, 20 Greene St., between Canal and Grand, in SoHoTickets available through Smarttix: http://www.smarttix.com or by phone 212-868-4444.
This piece will be performed as part of Umami: food and art festival. For more information about the festival and other performances and eventsplease visit: http://www.umamifestival.com
Ensemble 209 is a group of interdisciplinary artists from diverse social and cultural sectors who have exhibited at "Blur", International Performance Biennale (2001), and The Israel Festival (2001). The Ensemble's productions include "The second Law of Thermodynamics,"  "Old Wives' Tales" and, coming soon, the ensemble's new production, "Amplifire." The ensemble is recognized and supported by the Israeli Ministry of Education and Culture.Tamar Raban, Ensemble 209's artistic director, was born in Israel and graduated from Haifa University, Art Studies Department. Raban has created many Performance Art events that were performed at festivals, museums, galleries & theaters, in many countries. She exhibited sculpture, Installations and video art in Israel and abroad. Raban is one of the founders and current director of Shelter 209, a non-profit organization for the promotion of inter-disciplinary art in Israel and founder of "Performance Art Platform" - center for performance art in Tel Aviv. Raban Teaches Performance Art in art academies, seminars and in Performance Art Platform.
4. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Visualeyez 2008
Date: April 18, 2008; Source: Todd Janes
The ninth annual Visualeyez…festival of performance art taking place from July 18-28, 2008 in the downtown core of Edmonton, Alberta with the curatorial theme of Justice.Focusing upon the broad interpretation of Justice, this theme has deliberately been left wide open to the interpretation of artists and collectives. This will include such aspects as social justice, ecological, racial, economical, retributive justice, distributive justice, justice as virtue, and justice as harmony.Visualeyez happens over a period of ten days and all invited artists should be prepared to attend for the entire length of the festival. Artists experience the work of other artists, engage in discussion groups, panels and other activities that enhance the work of individual artists and the performance art community within Canada and beyond.
Proposals should include: 
-a CV and artist statement; 
-a detailed description of the work you wish to present, or explore; 
-support material (that can include slides, video, print or digital documentation of your work, catalogues, and press). If you would like your materials returned to you, please also include a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage. Artists shall be contacted within one month regarding the status of their proposals.
Proposals can be sent by mail to:
Todd Janes, Executive Director 
Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture 
10248 106 Street , Edmonton, Alberta  Canada T5J 1H5
Alternatively, proposals can be emailed to:
and a cc to:
Please be courteous of image size and materials that you are sending.The deadline for Visualeyez 2008 submission is Friday, April 18, 2008. Visualeyez is supported, in part by Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, Imperial Tobacco Canada Arts Council, The City of Edmonton and Latitude 53.
5. EVENT: Port Performance in Tel Aviv
Dates: April 21-May 6, 2008; Source: BBB Johannes Deimling
Port Performance
April 21-May 6, 2008
The fourth Port Performance workshop will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel. The so called “Holy Land” is a melting pot of different identities that creates in coexistence friendship and war. The diversity of nationalities, histories, cultures, religions, philosophies and emotions will mark our work, that surely will do a personal and artistical impact. This enormous potential we will research and use for our performative work and connect it to our own identitiy that will be mirrored during our stay. Workshop with participants from Switzerland, Estonia, Italy, Poland, Chile, Nigeria, USA.
Final presentation: CUMA #4
May 4, 2008

CCA Centre of Contemporary Arts, Tel Aviv
For more info: http://www.portperformance.net
6. EVENT: Tama 2008
Dates: April 28-May 1, 2008; Source: Ronald Ruiz
TAMA 2008, the Tupada Action and Media Art Fifth International Action Art Event titled TUPADA REVOLT begins on April 25, 2008, Friday at 1:00 pm., with performances by local and international artists at the Kanlungan ng Sining, Luneta Park. The event then travels to Dagupan City for simultaneous action art events in CSI the City Mall, City Plaza and Bonuan Tondaligan Beach from April 28 to May 1, 2008.
Tupada started in 2002 with ambush performances by artists from diverse disciplines in various public spaces, exposing the masses to creative articulation where they themselves were located on an overpass, in open parks, streets, cafes, beach and alternative art spaces. It has since grown into an art collective organizing international performance events, creating connections with local and foreign artists in the spirit of meaningful cultural and information exchange, and melding concepts, directions and personalities together to create an independent ground for art expressing concerns.
International performance artists Jiang Jing, Liu Chengying (China), Mary Babcock (Hawaii) Wen Yau (Hong Kong), Nicola Frangione (Italy), Kana Fukushima, Tomoki Kimpara, Asamu Kuroda, Shohei Nomoto, Harumi Terao, Seiji Shimoda (Japan), Gim Gwang Cheol, Gim Ji Hee (Korea), Moe Satt, Phyu Mon (Myanmar), Arti Grabowski, Bartek Lukasiewicz, Artur Tajber (Poland), Juliana Yasin (Singapore), Barbara Sturm (Switzerland) and Shih-Chung Cheng (Taiwan) have been invited to participate in this event, along with Filipino artists Patrick Bacolor, Baguio Artists, Sherwin Carillo, Buddy Ching, Jhay Colis + Jose Tolentino, Noel Soler Cuizon, Dagupan Artists Circle, Thom Daquioag, Maricris David, Boni de Guzman, Boyet de Mesa, Rommel Espinosa, Mark Louie Gonzales, Vim Nadera, Kaye O’Yek, Yuan Mor’O Ocampo, Pangasinan Art Group, Sam Penaso, Arnel Ramiscal, Ronaldo Ruiz, Cristine Sioco, Gelo Suarez + Costantino Zicarelli, Anthony Tañedo, Wire Tuazon, Mannet Villariba and others executing concurrent and spontaneous live art.
TUPADA REVOLT is sponsored by the Dagupan City Government, Metrobank Foundation, Japan Foundation, and supported by the Art Association of the Philippines, Dagupan Artists Circle, Ambasciata d’ Italia, Henrich Boll Stiftung Southeast Asia, Instytut Adama Mickiewicza, Nippon International Performance Art Festival and Studio of Performance Art Academy of Fine Arts Krakow, All events are free and open to the public.
For more details, please contact TAMA ’08 Artistic Director Ronaldo Ruiz at 4286287 or 09155962047, email tupada.ph@gmail.com and visit http://www.tamatupada.multiply.com
7. EVENT: Small East Asia Coprosperity Restaurant 08
Dates: April 26-May 5, 2008; Source: Shin-ichi Arai
DUAN Yingmei (Germany/China)
Chaw Ei Thein (Burma)
CHEN Jin (China)
SHU Yang (China)
Vasan Sitthiket (Thailand)
LIU Lushan (Japan/China)
KUM Soni (Japan/Korea)
LEE Wen (Singapore)
KAWABATA Mamiko (Japan)
TAGAMI Machiko (Japan)
NISHIJIMA Kazuhiro (Japan)
TERAO Harumi(Japan)
ARAI Shin-ichi(Japan)
April 26-29
Tokyo/Gallery mestalla
1F Sen-ei Buil 2-3-5 Nishi-Kanda Chiyoda-ku Tokyo (Metro Jimbocho St.[S06/I10/Z07][Hanzomon line,Toei Shinjuku and Toei Mita line],JR
Suidobashi St.[Sobu line])Tel/03-6666-5500, email/info@gallerymestalla.co.jp
Start 19:00
1day ticket 1500 yen
4 days ticket 3000yen
4.26 Vasan Sitthiket, KAWABATA Mamiko
4.27 LEE Wen, Chaw Ei Thein, ARAI Shin-ichi
4.28 SHU Yang, LIU Lushan, TAGAMI Machiko
4.29 DUAN Yingmei, KUM Soni, CHEN Jin
May 2-3
Nagoya/K.D Japon
5-12-7 Chiyoda Naka-ku Nagoya Tel/052-251-0324(Metro+JR Tsurumai St.[Tsurumai line])
Info:Tel/0568-23-2017,email/ aetta02@yahoo.co.jp(NISHIJIMA)
Start 19:00
1500 yen (and one drink)
5.2 Vasan Sitthiket, DUAN Yingmei, Chaw Ei Thein, KAWABATA Mamiko, NISHIJIMA Kazuhiro
5.3 CHEN Jin, SHU Yang, TAGAMI Machiko, TERAO Harumi, ARAI Shin-ichi
5 May
Toyama/Sharum Buil
1-1-14 Chuo-dori Toyama(Tram Nishi-cho St.)
Info: Tel/090-2371-7385,email/ araiart@live.jp (ARAI)
Start 14:00 1000yen (Asian people except Japanese and under 18 are Free admission)
Participants: CHEN Jin, Vasan Sitthiket, SHU Yang, Chaw Ei Thein, TAGAMI Machikohttp://www.araiart.jp/08touaeng.html
8. EVENT: The International Festival
Dates: May 5-10, 2008; Source: IAPAO
In The Context Of Art 
Differences/Interactions 2008Centre for Contemporary Art
Ujazdowski Castle
Al. Ujazdowskie 6,
00-461 Warsaw, Poland
8 - 05, 18-22.00
Esther Ferrer
Inari Virmakoski
Janusz Baldyga
Chumpon Apisuk
Richard Martel 
Sedzia Glowny
Jiri Suruvka
9 - 05, 18-22.00
Restauracja Europa
Balint Szambathy
Valentin Torrens
Artur Tajber
Nicola Frangione
Boris Nieslony
10 - 05, 18-23.00
Roddy Hunter
Sakiko Yamaoka
Ryszard Piegza
Michel Giroud
Seiji Shimoda
Adina Bar – On
Myriam Laplante
Jan Swidzinski
9. Call for Submissions: ORNIC’ART
Date: May 10, 2008; Source: Christine Bouvier
ORNIC’ART, a group of performers, organizes Préavis de désordre urbain, 2nd edition in Marseille, France, 20 - 27 september 2008
Ornic'art launched a resource centre devoted to experimentation, networks of diffusion and programmation of performances.. Préavis de désordre urbain is the main event of this resource centre.
Préavis de désordre urbain is:
-4 day residency-laboratory in Friche la Belle de Mai (20-23): exploration of performance in urban places and preparation of the Urban Disorder itinerary day
 -Performances will be shown in different places (24-27) :
An Urban Disorder itinerary day in an area of Marseille, la Joliette, with le Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain de Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur
A Performances Evening outside and inside in Friche la Belle de Mai
A performances Night in Point de Bascule
Actions in a festive event 
If you would like to participate to Préavis de désordre Urbain the deadline is 10 may 2008 and your proposal should include:
-A detailed project description of the work to be presented. We will be particularly attentive to the projects disrupting social codes and usual relationships in urban places, proposing to the public an unexpected experience. Projects which could be declined in urban places and inside are welcome. However it’s possible to present 2 different projects of performance.
-Technical requirements
-Documentation (photos, texts, websites…)
Or: Christine  Bouvier / ORNIC’ART
23 place Jean Jaurès
13005 Marseille, France
Tél (33)661349362
Ornic'art offers :
-Artists traveling to Marseille are guaranteed lodging during Préavis de désordre Urbain
-2 meals per day from 20 to 27 september
-Honorary fee  200 Euros

Ornic'art does not cover for charges travelsOnce we have decided of your participation in Préavis de désordre urbain (around may 15th), we will send you an official invitation. It can help you to receive money for travel from local art ministries or government embassies.
10. Event: The Ninth Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
Dates: May 1-12; Source: Sinead O’Donnell
Information about the upcoming Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival:
http://www.cqaf.com/visual.htmPerformance Highlights:Bbeyond Public Performance
Saturday May 3, 12-2pm
Lower Garfield Street
Bbeyond will present a public performance that will involve performance artists working simultaneously and interactively over a period of two hours. Because of the nature of these presentations these interactions cannot be planned beforehand, so artists are working with the present moment, in an improvisatory manner. During these actions-interactions one may experience absurdity and beauty, the discernment resides with the viewer.
Perfopuerto Publication Launch

Saturday May 3, 5-7pm
Catalyst Arts Gallery (5 College Court)
Perfopuerto are a performance art organization based in Santiago, Chile. During December 07 they were artists in resident at Catalyst Arts Gallery. This event will include a publication launch, screenings of the artists' experiences, live performance art from international guests Alejandra Herrera (Chile) and Sofia Greff (Germany) as well as some cocktails and a barbeque.http://www.catalystarts.org.uk
11. EVENT: Lilith Performance Studio present Yingmei Duan
Dates: May 23, 24, 25; Source: Lilith Performance Studio
Our May program also includes the Chinese artist Yingmei Duan who will make a performance on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of May.
Yingmei Duan (b. 1969), lives and works in Braunschweig in Germany. Her long durational site-specific performances and performance installations deal with vulnerability and often challenge social conventions around the private vs the public. After her studies in China she moved to germany in 1996 and finished her Post-Master studies in 2006 with Marina Abramovic, Birgit Hein and Christoph Schlingensief at the HBK (Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste Braunschweig).Since 1993 she has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions, festivals and workshops, e.g. Braziers International Artists Workshop in England 2003, 1st Performance festival in Salzau 2005, etc. Likewise she has taken part of multiples exhibitions from the IPG (Independent Performance Group), curated by Marina Abramovic, e.g. PAC Milan 2003, Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam 2005 and at the Venice Biennale 2007.
Lilith Performance Studio
Bragegatan 15
SE-214 30 Malmö
+46 40789 97
12. ANNOUNCING: New Publication
Date for submissions to first issue: June 30, 2008; Source: Jamie McMurry
greetings all
after some years of discussion with many of you, i have decided to attempt the launch of a magazine devoted to international performance art activities. the publication will be infrequent initially, and I hope will eventually lead to a regular and dependable version. it will be comprised entirely of contributions from people like you and dependent on those contributions in order to exist.
here are the basic parameters;
-there is a great online publishing resource based here in the US called lulu.com
they are an online publishing house that allows you to have books and magazines printed in any quantity and charge anywhere between $4 and $20 per copy depending on length and design. they also have a feature that allows anyone to download an electronic version of any publication for free or cheap.
-i will collect related writings, images, information from various sources and compile this material into a multi-page document/magazine. items will only be edited to accommodate space and layout as needed.
-people will then be able to purchase a copy of the magazine directly from the publishers website, or be able to download an electronic version for free from that same location.the idea is that one person takes on the responsibility for collecting and compiling information about activities in the field in a mostly open format, and then makes that compilation available to whoever wants it. i will provide this service, if others provide the content.the only theme of each issue will be the medium of performance as a contemporary art form, and the submissions should be timely. in other words, writings or contributions for an upcoming issue should be about recent or relevant activities. of course older things will also be accepted, but i would guess that more current things would be preferred by most readers.suggestions on things to submit; descriptions and images of a recent work you presented or saw presented, information about upcoming or recent exhibitions and festivals along with details on the participating artists, excerpts from other recently published writings on the subject, sketches and/or studio work related to a piece you are developing, theory or research you have compiled on the subject etc. etc. etc.its quite open, and needs only to be related to the field of performance art to be included. most importantly, it absolutely does not need to be presented in what you may consider to be a typical or acceptable magazine or publication style. just send me things you want to be included and they will be plugged in accordingly.texts/writings can be submitted in any language, and they will be printed in the language they are sent in.
the first deadline for the inaugural issue is JUNE 30, 2008.
all materials for consideration should be submitted by no later than that date. suggestions for a name of the magazine are also being solicited for at this time. please offer one or more. all materials should also include how you wish credit for the material you submit to be listed (especially with photos that you did not personally take)i don't know how far this will go, can't even promise that a first issue will happen. the content is dependent on the desire for something like this to exist. if there is desire, then content will come naturally. i would like to think that there is more going on out there with performance than many of us realize and a compilation of all those unseen strands and branches could be exciting and inspiring and give many working with performance in obscurity an opportunity to connect to a community.please spread this call for content around as much as you like, and feel free to translate into other languages. your contributions are greatly appreciated.
Jamie McMurry
13. ANNOUNCING: Pain as a Picture by Helge Meyer
Source: asabank
dear friends and collegues,
Helge Meyer 's dissertation "pain as a picture" is printed out. You can order now under - see in the attachment or directly by Helge Meyer: helge.meyer@performance-art-research.de
with my best greetings and respect, BorisInformation:
14. ANNOUNCING: Center for Performance Research
Source: Jonah Bokaer
The Formation Of CPR – Center for Performance Research
CPR - Center for Performance Research is located at 361 Manhattan Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and will offer a singular new development for the performing arts in Brooklyn's first L.E.E.D.-certified green building of its kind. This 4000 square foot arts facility is targeted for completion in January, 2008, and is an-artist driven initiative co-founded by Jonah Bokaer/Chez Bushwick, Inc. and John Jasperse/Thin Man Dance, Inc.  This new development aims to provide affordable space for rehearsal and performance, innovative arts programming, education and pedagogical engagement with the communities of New York City and abroad, as well as a dynamic new model for sustainable arts infrastructure in dance and performance. During a real estate climate that threatens to displace the arts from maintaining permanent and affordable space in New York City, CPR offers a pioneering approach to both civic development and fortification for dance and performance at the community level.Center for Performance Research is the result of artistic vision and market forces coming together.  The two founding organizations’ on-going commitment to providing outstanding resources to performing artists in order to foster the development, research, and presentation of new work plays a central role. This is met with the innovative desire on the part of a developer to harness the vibrancy of the real estate market to support the local arts community.  Developer Derek Denckla/Propeller Group, and Gregory Merryweather/Architect have envisioned the building to be located at 361 Manhattan Avenue, which they named Greenbelt, as a mixed-use residential and commercial condominium that will house a non-profit community arts facility on the ground floor. Greenbelt approached John Jasperse about joining the project; Jasperse subsequently approached Jonah Bokaer/Chez Bushwick, Inc., who had previous plans to launch a capital campaign toward the formation of a permanent facility. The resulting partnership formed CPR – Center for Performance Research.  Furthermore, Greenbelt is registered to be certified as a L.E.E.D. Gold project, the first private green development to do so in Brooklyn.   With this in mind, CPR will bind together a commitment to the sustainability of community arts organizations with the environment of New York City, offering a benchmark approach to urban planning for the arts. The project has also been nominated for a 2007 MASter Award from the Municipal Arts Society. 
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