Curated and narrated by Kirsten Marie Walsh

Podcasts on Process examines the creative process of artists and considers what tools they use to create their innovative work. This inaugural series explores choreographer Liz Lerman’s creative process. 

Lerman, a MacArthur Genius Fellow known for evocative performances and innovative teaching methods, has revolutionized not only contemporary dance but also arts-related instruction over the course of her career. The series examines Lerman’s working methods and investigates how other artists and scholars are considering these same principles.

In her creative work and career, Lerman has asked big questions: Who are the dancers? What is an artist's discipline? How do we heal? Podcasts on Process identifies tools from the choreographer’s practice and explores how these tools are used to address questions around contemporary artistic practice, audience, multidisciplinary collaboration, and performance.

Listeners are encouraged to not only tune in but also interact on an episode-by-episode basis. And contribute your voice but responding to each episode's creative challenge!

The first episode will dive into Lerman’s body of work to familiarize listeners with her approach to choreography and research. Then Podcasts on Process will examine four of Lerman’s tools: collaboration, who gets to dance and make, documentation and critique. 

Podcasts On Process is curated and produced by Kirsten Marie Walsh, MFA in Curatorial Practice candidate at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Liz Lerman graciously opened up her creative world to the curator, sharing with her the research and rehearsal process for Healing Wars. In addition, Walsh’s year-long Graduate Fellowship at The Contemporary afforded her the opportunity to work with and explore Lerman's practice. 

Original music for Podcasts on Process was composed by Ruby Fulton and performed by the Nudie Suits. Estelle Kline and Sean Tubbs were the masterful sound engineers for the series.