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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Beginning with its three roles and describing its four core steps, the book offers guidance for facilitators, practical examples, and useful variations.

Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process

This is such a valuable tool. 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.

Questions from the group members The group asks, the writer answers.

There are three roles assigned within CRP: 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.

In use for over 20 years, the Process has been embraced by artmakers, educators, and administrators at theater companies, dance departments, orchestras, museums and more. Motion Dance class with Andrea Costanzo Martini The Critical Response Process team 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.


Training programs are customized to suit the needs of our hosts and may last from two hours to four days. More rarely do I run across suggestions for how to give feedback.

Through developing this process, Lerman realised that by raising concerns through questions and the context they established, they encounter no defensive resistance.

Critical Response Process

The audience gives his feedback about the performance just in positive statement. Thank you critiical the Innovative Conservatoire for allowing us to share these videos.

In our group, we call it the Lerman Method. As Liz Lerman’s website states: Responders ask neutral questions about the work, and the artist responds. The technique works for any sort of art, any writing.

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You can read his essay the first half of it, anyway about what open drop ether was like in The Sun Magazine: EDN Atelier report 25 08 30 agosto The Facilitator ensures all understand the sequence of steps rexponse in the process and intervene when opinions or suggestions are given too early in the process. The Critical Response Process takes place after a presentation of artistic work.

Critical Response Process deepens dialogue between makers and audiences and enhances learning between teachers and students. Teacher professional development workshops are transformative for teachers insofar as they allow for collaborative insights to be reached through inquiry, dialogue, and feedback in an environment that is supportive, inclusive and open. Invest in Critical Response Process. Visit his blog, Just Add Father. We have a specific way of criticizing our plays that has kept us on track.


I use the word group here, but the method works just as well one-on-one. What a writer does well is what she builds on. Questions are neutral when they do not have an opinion couched in them. 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. I thought it was a great film. Vitality Discovering differences between feel vitality and have vitality 24 agosto In my playwright group, I trust everyone there, and sometimes I get ten different opinions.

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.

I was locked into my own habits, my own prejudices.