Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process: The Basics


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Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process helps to shape constructive dialogues about works-in-progress. Using a series of steps guided by a facilitator, it affords both the maker and a group of responders a chance to ask questions, share reactions, and voice opinions with the goal of building a stronger work of art. The Process offers artists valuable information and engages professional peers, audiences, and community members in the artmaking process. Beyond its application in the arts, the Process contains useful approaches for all kinds of feedback conversations at home and in varied work settings.

We encourage people interested in using the Process to order Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process, a 62-page book available from Dance Exchange, which offers a more in-depth exploration of the process and concrete guidance for facilitators. For information on webinars, trainings, and further study opportunities, visit

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Creative Aging

Creative Aging > Program Models

Creative Aging > Teaching Artistry


Liz Lerman

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Dance Exchange

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