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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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. The Facilitator invites the Artist to comment on an aspect of their work and to request feedback from the Responders. Offers a work-in-progress for review and feels prepared to question that work in a dialogue with other people. Step 3 – The Responders ask neutral questions Questions from Responders should remain neutral and avoid being leading or opinionated.

You told me everything I needed to know, and left the rest to my imagination. Responders ask neutral questions about the work, and the artist responds. The creative stage is a very vulnerable moment for an artist; everything he usually expresses, at his best, becomes invisible and gets lost in the darkness of doubt and suspence. Welcoming and sharing are key to fully appreciate the creative stage of a dance performance.

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Use of the Process has fostered values of reflection, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, mature feedback, respect, civility, and honesty—all vital for effective education.

The role of Art Interview with Ben Duke in In this case, the artist can manage the critical response ersponse find out what he needs to improve for his creative stage and to resolve his doubts, protecting himself from unnecessary depreciations. They need tools to achieve this. Wolf Pascoe is a playwright, poet, and physician.

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.

It works in person or in correspondence. The technique works for any sort of art, any writing. I told her the whole story.

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I went to a film once and cried. The audience gives his feedback about the performance just in positive statement. The method was developed by the MacArthur winning choreographer Liz Lerman to work with dancers.

You had a real critcial to it.

4 Steps to Useful Critiques: The Lerman Method

You must be logged in to post a comment. If the Artist is not open to hearing an opinion, it is not useful to continue a discussion around it.

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. Often the artist and the audience have similar fragilities and inhibitions about this process.


Opinions need to be couched in a positive manner and give the Artist the opportunity to say ‘no’ to hearing the feedback should they choose.

Questions from the group members The group asks, the writer answers. More rarely do I run across suggestions for how to give feedback. This feedback process involves a facilitator who knows the method and leads the crifical between the artist and the audience.

And it really legman better than the so-called “shit sandwich” that is a hallmark of too many workshops.

It lefman important and genuine to you. Thank you so much for conceiving Critical Response Processand for communicating it to us with such care.

The Artist needs to be able to discuss their work openly with the group and be in a position to receive positive and constructive comments specific to their questions. The Artist may or responss not choose to participate in this step. I was locked into my own habits, my own prejudices. Recently there was a good one on this blog: Also, the order is important.

After graduating at the two-years school G. I thought it was a great film. This is such a valuable tool. The Critical Response Process:

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