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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Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process

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Critical Response Process | A Method for Giving and Getting Feedback

Lamin Suno a glance into Bmotion 1 ottobre Through the supportive structure of its four core steps, Critical Response Process combines the power of questions with the focus and challenge of informed dialogue. The Artist remains in control here. Beginning with positives has nothing to do with politeness or with sugarcoating bad news. 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.

The method was developed by the MacArthur winning res;onse Liz Lerman to work with dancers. The conversation takes place after a dance performance and it is articulated in 4 steps: Are you allowed to ask questions that may have embedded opinions, such as involving awkward exposition?


4 Steps to Useful Critiques: The Lerman Method

It works in person or in correspondence. I told her the whole story. It is also the Facilitator’s role to check that the artist is comfortable with the direction of discussions throughout the process, to help the Artist break down questions if needed, and to encourage participation from the Responders. Liz Lerman describes her Critical Response Process. How can they help but be? Questions are neutral when they do not have an opinion couched in them. Motion Dance class with Andrea Costanzo Martini In use for over twenty years, CRP Responders state opinions, given permission from the artist; the artist has the option to say no.

In Critical Response Process: Statements of meaning are helpful for writers at any stage of development. Photo by John Borstel.

Critical Response Process

The method has enhanced a culture already dedicated to high educational standards. It works with any written form or genre. Questions from the writer The writer asks, the group responds.

The series of short videos below outlines each of the steps involved in CRP and illustrates how the process unfolds practically.

But all of them recognize how this method may change their approach as spectator and their capacity cirtical relating with it and sharing their opinions.

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

More rarely do I run across suggestions for how to give feedback. The audience gives his feedback about the performance just in positive statement. The Critical Response Process: Most of the writer questions are from insecurity—is criticak working? Editoriale A Bmotion Danza siamo tutti nella stessa barca Critical Response Process deepens dialogue between makers and audiences and enhances learning between teachers and students.


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. Meaning is the essence of what people have discovered in the artistic practice just shared. Liz Lerman Dance Exchange.

Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process.

Offers a work-in-progress for review and feels prepared to question that work in a dialogue with other people. The book will detail the expanded uses of the process and include perspectives from a range of international contributors in artistic and teaching disciplines. At the core of the Critical Response Process is meaningful dialogue aimed at strengthening students’, teachers’ and artists’ ability to solve problems inherent in their own creative endeavours.

It requires costant traning. It gives makers a way to rehearse the connections they seek when art meets it audience or a product meets its purpose.