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Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process nurtures works-in-progress through a four-step, facilitated dialogue. The method was developed by the MacArthur winning choreographer Liz Lerman to work with dancers. Lerman calls it Critical Response. One process this project has found particularly effective for one-to-one teachers is Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process (CRP). The Critical Response.

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Critical Response Process CRP is a feedback system based on the principle that the best possible outcome from a response session is for the maker to want to go back to work. He believes there are interesting ways to write about fathers and sons that do not involve charming videos, recommended products, or opinions about child rearing. Afterward, I read a critical review and learned all the things that the filmmaker had done wrong. In use for over twenty years, CRP With the Critical Response Oiz and other innovative ideas, Liz Lerman challenged students in our ChamberFest program in entirely unexpected ways, enabling them to find and create their own tools.

The spoken word symphony Interview with Ersponse Haring 21 agosto It was wordless, like a house burning, or an earthquake or a flood, or a woman getting out of a car, showing her legs. Focused on the problems, they discount what comes easy.

You just say what you found meaningful, evocative, startling, lis exciting in the work. The Critical Response Process rseponse has trained arts faculty, orchestra members, museum docents, acting companies, social science researchers, and nonprofit boards, as well as students and makers in almost every artistic discipline.

A few years ago, the playwright Richard Nelson nailed it.

The Artist is now invited by the Facilitator to share with the Responders what was helpful in moving them forward with their learning, or what they will take away from the session. Personal Archive from desponse to theory to dance 21 agosto By extension it has proven valuable for all kinds of creative endeavors, work situations, and collaborative relationships within and beyond the arts, from kindergartens to corporations.


Responders can be friends, public, peers or strangers, experts or novices. I really, really like it.

Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process — Transformative One-to-One

Wolf is a playwright, poet, and physician. And it really is better than the so-called “shit sandwich” that is a hallmark of too many workshops. Step 4 – Permissioned opinions With the Artist’s permission, Responders can now offer opinions on what they have lfrman. Photo by John Borstel. Reflect – Collaborate – Learn. Responders ask neutral questions about the work, and the artist responds.

Step 3 – The Responders ask neutral questions Questions from Responders should remain neutral and avoid being leading or opinionated.

You can read his essay the first half of it, anyway about what open drop ether was like in The Sun Magazine: Learn how your comment data is processed. Recently there was a good one on this blog: January fesponse, Winter Institute January 4, 9: We will never ever ever sell or share your name.

In this case, the artist can manage the critical response to find out what he needs to improve for his creative stage and to resolve his doubts, protecting himself from unnecessary depreciations.

The Facilitator is also invested in the potential of the artist to do their best work. If the audience has an opinion about somenthing costumes, lights, music, artistic idea, movements, ecc… It can ask to the artist if he want to know it.

The Artist, Responders and Facilitator. With the Artist’s permission, Responders can now offer opinions on what they have seen. It requires costant traning. Most of the writer questions are from insecurity—is this working?

Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. A method for getting useful feedback on anything you make from dance to dessert by Liz Lerman and John Borstel offers a comprehensive overview of the process, its inner workings and variations.


I was locked into my own habits, my own prejudices. Work can be short or long, large or small, and at any stage in its development. The artist is free to accept or to refuse it. The Critical Response Process: It gives makers a way to rehearse the connections they seek when art meets it audience or a product meets its purpose. Rita Borga Since 20 years Theatre is at the center of her path in terms of personal enrichment and improvement in all of her relationships.

Whether returning to the studio, the desk, the kitchen, or the laboratory, CRP gives tools both to people who are making work and people who are responding to that work.

Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process

It was important and genuine to you. Inizia Migrant Bodies-moving borders 5 febbraio Step 2 – The Artist asks questions The Facilitator invites the Artist to comment on an aspect of their work and to request feedback from the Responders.

You must be logged in to post a comment. Therefore the audience surrenders to the use of the common words: Lamin Suno a glance into Bmotion 1 ottobre As Liz Lerman’s website states: They need tools to achieve this. Giving to Critical Response Process ensures we can continue sharing its methods and values in a spirit of open access, to the benefit of people around the world. The process is most fruitful when artists are open to learning something of value from others that may apply to the future evolution of their work.