On Saturday, Septmber 17, 2016, Join Macarthur “Genius Grant” recipient Liz Lerman for an introductory workshop on her Critical Response Process (CRP), a facilitated structure for giving and getting feedback on artistic works in progress. Participants in this introductory workshop will have priority registration privileges for a one-day CRP intensive later this fall.
Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process: Introductory workshop
With an introduction by Julia Akerly and Allyson Yoder of [nueBOX]
Saturday, September 17th
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mesa Arts Center
1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Join Macarthur “Genius Grant” recipient Liz Lerman for an introductory workshop on her Critical Response Process (CRP), a facilitated structure for giving and getting feedback on artistic works in progress. Grounded in principles of meaning, inquiry, and dialogue, it is designed to leave the maker eager and motivated to get back to work on the project under consideration. This workshop will introduce the four steps of CRP and explore the values that support useful critique through conversation, participation, and reflection.
Workshop size is limited to 30 participants. Advance registration is required.
Participants in this introductory workshop will have priority registration privileges for a one-day CRP intensive presented by [nueBOX] in November.
Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker, and the recipient of numerous honors, including a 2002 MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship and a 2011 United States Artists Ford Fellowship in Dance. A key aspect of her artistry is opening her process to various publics from shipbuilders to physicists, construction workers to ballerinas, resulting in both research and outcomes that are participatory, relevant, urgent, and usable by others. She founded Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in 1976 and led it until 2011. Her current work, Healing Wars, just finished touring across the US. Liz conducts residencies on the Critical Response Process, creative research, the intersection of art and science, and the building of narrative within dance performance at such institutions as Harvard University, Yale School of Drama, Wesleyan University, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the National Theatre Studio among many others. Her third book, Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a Choreographer, was published in 2011 by Wesleyan University Press.
Julie Akerly co-founded [nueBOX] in 2014 with a plan to build a supportive platform for experimental, interdisciplinary, collaborative, and provocative performance and installation work. She is now the Director of [nueBOX], and works hard to create opportunities for artists to present and create work in metro Phoenix.
Allyson Yoder joined [nueBOX] in 2015 as the performance program coordinator and now serves as the head of artist development. She works with to provide opportunities for professional and artistic development for [nueBOX] residents and local Phoenix artists. Allyson is also a community-centered dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist in the Valley.
[nueBOX] supports local artists in the creation of interdisciplinary, collaborative, and research-based art. [nueBOX] makes the artistic process transparent and invites others to participate in the creation of artistic work through feedback sessions with artists. Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process has been an instrumental guide to providing artists and audiences with engaging and memorable experiences surrounding the artistic process.
This program is supported through a grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.