CRP in the classroom: Development and Planning


[nueBOX] will partner with Phoenix Unified School District  dance teachers to develop, lab, and evaluate curriculum for adapting CRP to high school dance classrooms. [nueBOX] will act as a catalyst connecting educational experts (local teachers!) to information and resources on CRP, and facilitating processes of idea generation, labbing, and reflection within the group. This will empower educators to incorporate the CRP process into their curriculum in the way that is best suited for their unique students, classrooms, and teaching styles.


“Structured critiques expose the making of art by emphasizing discussion and observation of the creative process in a way that involves, educates, and informs both the artist and the community.” 


“Our goal is for artists to find new ways of conceptualizing performance and media installation, and to create a participatory audience that is informed of the artistic practice” 


Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process (CRP) is a feedback system based on the principle that the best possible outcome from a response session is for the maker to want to go back to work. Whether returning to the studio, the desk, the kitchen, or the laboratory, CRP gives tools both to people who are making work and people who are responding to that work.

In use for over twenty years, CRP has been embraced by artmakers, educators, scientists, and administrators at theater companies, dance departments, orchestras, science centers, museums, and beyond. The Process has deepened dialogue between makers and audiences; it has enhanced learning between teachers and students. It has proven valuable for all kinds of creative endeavors, work situations, and collaborative relationships within and beyond the arts, from kindergartens to corporations.

In 2012 Liz taught intensives at the University of Georgia, to theater practitioners in both Ireland and Scotland, and with the Blue Touch Paper new-works series of the London Sinfonietta. In 2013 she'll travel to Australia to teach CRP intensives on both coasts, and return to Scotland and to London for further CRP work.

CRP workshops and intensives can be designed to last anywhere from two hours to four days, depending on the size of the group, the desired amount of work on display, and whether facilitator-training is included. CRP is a process of response, so we need things to respond to: a dance-in-progress, a draft of a paper for a conference, a new lecture that a faculty member wants feedback on.

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