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Center for Performance Research
As if they weren?t already one and the same, contemporary dancers/choreographers and crunchy-culture lovers have a 4,000-square-foot space to be thankful for. Housed on the ground floor of Williamsburg?s LEED-certified Greenbelt?Brooklyn?s first ?green? residential building?the Center for Performance Research gives emerging and established artists a place to flex their long, lean legs without leaving so much as a carbon footprint. The space, which provides room to rehearse, perform, and store props, opened earlier this year, but the programming officially gets under way this fall. Everything, including the air and water, will be recycled?except for the totally fresh, new art.