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Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, teacher, and speaker. She has spent the past four decades making her artistic research personal, funny, intellectually vivid, and up to the minute. A key aspect of her artistry is opening her process to everyone from shipbuilders to physicists, construction workers to ballerinas, resulting in both research and experiences that are participatory, relevant, urgent, and usable by others.

“I help others when they come to me and ask. I work in this country and abroad in settings that continue to forge my thinking, make me bolder, and let me interrogate the next generations of artists. It is wide open at the moment. I am a little frightened, a lot more curious, and full of wonder and grief as I gaze around me.”

– Liz Lerman

“I help others when they come to me and ask. I work in this country and abroad in settings that continue to forge my thinking, make me bolder, and let me interrogate the next generations of artists. It is wide open at the moment. I am a little frightened, a lot more curious, and full of wonder and grief as I gaze around me.”

– Liz Lerman

A Season of
Awards

A Season of Awards

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award

ADF Award

July 2017

The American Dance Festival (ADF) in Durham, NC awarded the 2017 Balasaraswati/Joy Anne Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching to Liz Lerman.

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Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award

Summer 2017

Liz is thrilled to receive the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, presented each year to an artist of “exceptional vision. ”

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CultureSummit

April 2017

Liz was named an artist-in-residence for CultureSummit 2017 in Abu Dhabi, a high-level international summit that addresses the role culture can play in addressing some of the great challenges of our time.

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ADF Award

July 2017

The American Dance Festival (ADF) in Durham, NC awarded the 2017 Balasaraswati/Joy Anne Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching to Liz Lerman.

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Liz Lerman accepts American Dance Festival Award

CultureSummit

April 2017

Liz was named an artist-in-residence for CultureSummit 2017 in Abu Dhabi, a high-level international summit that addresses the role culture can play in addressing some of the great challenges of our time.

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Wicked Bodies

Inspired by powerful and grotesque images of women’s bodies over multiple historic periods, Wicked Bodies is a new evening length work-in-progress by choreographer Liz Lerman.

Currently in development, Wicked Bodies will premiere in 2019 or 2020.

Critical Response Process

Liz Lerman Critical Response Process

Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process (CRP) is a method for giving and getting feedback on work in progress, designed to leave the maker eager and motivated to get back to work.

Through the supportive structure of its four steps, CRP combines the power of questions with the focus and challenge of informed dialogue. Offering makers an active role in the critique of their own work, it rehearses the connections we seek when art meets it audience or a product meets its purpose.

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