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Liz Lerman

Choreographer, Institute Professor at Arizona State University

Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, educator, and speaker, and the recipient of honors including a MacArthur "Genius Grant". Key to her artistry is opening her process to various publics, resulting in research and outcomes that are participatory, urgent, and usable. She founded Dance Exchange in 1976. Liz teaches Critical Response Process, creative research, the intersection of art and science, and more at institutions such as Harvard University, Yale School of Drama, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her third book is Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a Choreographer. She is an Institute Professor at Arizona State University.

I am not fragmented, the world is, so i do a lot of different things to keep art, family, school, dances, communities together in what ever way brings risk purpose love. 

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Crossing Over
Essay

Crossing Over

Arts, Military, and Passing to the Other Side

5 March 2017

Renowned choreographer and creator of the Critical Response Method, Liz Lerman, addresses the experience of war in her life and work.

Friday Phone Call # 69
Podcast

Friday Phone Call # 69

Liz Lerman

29 August 2014

Today my guest is the inestimable Liz Lerman. Listeners may mostly be familiar with Liz through her Critical Response Process, which is in use around the world as a system for managing the feedback process around new work. We get into her current thinking around this work, first developed when she was making work through her company, Dance Exchange. Liz is now a freelance dance and theater maker and educator and was the originator of an ambitious multi-institutional project commemorating the Civil War—a project still underway.