Liz Lerman Workshop – Critical Response Process

The Critical Response Process – A Workshop
“It is a confrontation with where you succeed and where you don’t.
It’s an opportunity to deepen your understanding of how to progress, whether that’s tiny or vast.
The artist should be using it as a chance to reach a place they haven’t reached before.”

This one day workshop led by Liz Lerman(USA) creator of the Critical Response Process is aimed at helping artists create a dialogue through their peers with their audiences in an aid to understanding the critical response and to allow development of their artistic creation. During the one day workshop Liz Lerman will bring the attendees through her Critical Response Process, a facilitation method between audiences and artists.

Date: Saturday 12th May
Time: 9am to 4pm (lunch 12pm to 1pm)
Venue: Theatre Development Centre at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
Fee: €25

Who is this for?: Authors/Visual Artists/Dancers/Performance Artists/Theatre Makers/Facilitators. The Critical Response Process is a technique usable by anyone looking for an artistic response from an audience and their peers.

Tutor: Liz Lerman, a choreographer, performer, writer, educator, and speaker is founder of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and creator of the Critical Response Process. Described by the Washington Post as “the source of an epochal revolution in the scope and purposes of dance art,” her dance/theater works have been seen throughout the United States and abroad. Her aesthetic approach spans the range from abstract to personal to political, while her working process emphasises research, translation between artistic media, and intensive collaboration with dancers and communities.

The Critical Response Process is a widely-recognized method that nurtures the development of artistic works-in-progress through a four-step, facilitated dialogue between artists, peers, and audiences. 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. The Process has deepened dialogue between artists and audiences; it has enhanced learning between teachers and students. By extension it has proven valuable for all kinds of creative endeavors, work situations, and collaborative relationships within and beyond the arts, from kindergartens to corporations.

There is a capacity of 20 places in the workshop, so early booking is recommended.

To book a place on this course, please email your interest along with your telephone number to

‘Presented as part of Cork City Council Arts Office Training Programme for Artists 2012’