Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tools for Creative Research Workshop

Where: Perpich Center (Main Dance Studio)
6125 Olson Memorial Hwy.
Golden Valley, Minnesota

When:9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Liz Lerman

As the originator of numerous tools and methods including the Critical Response Process feedback system, Liz Lerman continues to develop and harvest artistic “tools” that have applicability to a wide range of endeavors. She returns to Minneapolis to share new takes on practical methods for generating, deepening and enlarging one’s work, whether that’s art-making, teaching, facilitating, directing or writing.

Workshop goals: Participants will experience and practice a variety of generative, collaborative, teaching and feedback tools. Using these foundations, they will experiment individually and collaboratively with generating their own tools; and practice the editing, revising and re-application of those tools.

Fee: $50.000 
Lunch included
5.5 Professional Development Clock Hours
Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker, and the recipient of numerous honors, including a 2002 MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship, a 2011 United States Artists Ford Fellowship in Dance and the 2014 Dance/USA Honor Award. 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. Current projects include "Healing Wars," an investigation of the impact of war on medicine; the genre-twisting work "Blood Muscle Bone" with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Urban Bush Women; and an online project called “The Treadmill Tapes: Ideas on the Move.” Her third book, "Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a Choreographer," was published in 2011 by Wesleyan University Press.
For registration assistance contact Suzanne Bursh:
763-279-4182 / 800-657-3515
For more information about the workshop, contact Diane Aldis, Perpich Center for Arts Education: 
Email Diane   
763-279-4180 / 800-657-3515