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Jill Homan Randall
San Francisco Bay Area
Professional modern dancer
Interests: Intersection of language and movement, dance education and pedagogy, creative based dance, art in education, multimodal learning, educating future dance teachers, developing future professional modern dancers, teaching artists, networking in dance in the United States
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Dancer: Yuko Monden. Photographer: Claudia Hubiak. (Thank you to meets the eye studios for donating the space and lights for the photoshoot.) From Blog Director Jill Randall: Lately, I have been thinking about dance writing and dance publicity. How do we share/invite/entice/preview a work for our potential audience members? Bay... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Dancer: Julie-Ann Gambino. Photographer: Claudia Hubiak. (Thank you to meets the eye studios for donating the space and lights for the photoshoot.) From Blog Director Jill Randall: Lately, I have been thinking about dance writing and dance publicity. How do we share/invite/entice/preview a work for our potential audience members? Bay... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Dancer: Mallory Markham. Photographer: Claudia Hubiak. (Thank you to meets the eye studios for donating the space and lights for the photoshoot.) From Blog Director Jill Randall: Lately, I have been thinking about dance writing and dance publicity. How do we share/invite/entice/preview a work for our potential audience members? Bay... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Dancer: Yuko Monden. Photographer: Claudia Hubiak. (Thank you to meets the eye studios for donating the space and lights for the photoshoot.) From Blog Director Jill Randall: Lately, I have been thinking about dance writing and dance publicity. How do we share/invite/entice/preview a work for our potential audience members? Bay... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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From Blog Director Jill Randall: I created this list of 30 questions/ideas for my employees this fall, and I thought that you might enjoy joining us this semester as we reflect each week on our teaching practice. Here is the complete list of ideas, plus week seven's two big ideas.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Dancer: Jessica Egbert. Photographer: Claudia Hubiak. (Thank you to meets the eye studios for donating the space and lights for the photoshoot.) From Blog Director Jill Randall: Lately, I have been thinking about dance writing and dance publicity. How do we share/invite/entice/preview a work for our potential audience members? Bay... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Dancer: Mallory Markham. Photographer: Claudia Hubiak. (Thank you to meets the eye studios for donating the space and lights for the photoshoot.) From Blog Director Jill Randall: Lately, I have been thinking about dance writing and dance publicity. How do we share/invite/entice/preview a work for our potential audience members? Bay... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Marya at the BAX Arts & Artists in Progress Awards 2015 My Dance Week: October 4-11, 2017 Wednesday, October 4 Woke up way too early and tried to go back to sleep, but no luck. It was dark out. Got up and fed the dog and the cat and lay... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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I LOVE dance. It has saved my life so many times. It has taken me across the globe and introduced me to folks and cultures I would never have known. It constantly challenges and humbles me. It is my tried and true personal, spiritual and communal practice. And I’m not... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Dancer: Emily Hansel. Photographer: Claudia Hubiak. (Thank you to meets the eye studios for donating the space and lights for the photoshoot.) From Blog Director Jill Randall: Lately, I have been thinking about dance writing and dance publicity. How do we share/invite/entice/preview a work for our potential audience members? Bay... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Image: From AXIS Dance Company Writing the Mission Statement for your organization, or re-writing it? Consider these 13 stellar examples from various dance companies, dance centers, theaters, and schools throughout the United States. Please add your org's Mission Statement in the comments section below too. Camille A. Brown and Dancers:... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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The "My Dance Week" column challenges artists to write out, or sketch out, a week in their world - teaching, commuting, rehearsing, training, family time, and down time. Over the past several years 7 artists have been highlighted who work in higher education, whether full-time or part-time. Their posts are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Design: Jenny Lederer www.jennylederer.com Throughout 2017, we will be using the alphabet as a novel way to unpack the many concepts of arts administration. Please join in. Thank you to the following arts administrators for adding ideas to the project: Ashley Thorndike-Youssef, Now Next Dance Fernando Maneca, BAX | Brooklyn... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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From Blog Director Jill Randall: I created this list of 30 questions/ideas for my employees this fall, and I thought that you might enjoy joining us this semester as we reflect each week on our teaching practice. Here is the complete list of ideas, plus week six's two big ideas.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Hometown: If you mean where I went to high school - Berkeley, CA. (I lived there 4 years.) Current city: Brooklyn Age: 56 College and degree: The Juilliard School, BFA in Dance Website: www.elsieman.org How you pay the bills: Through my job at Elsie Management. All of the dance hats... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Brandon Cournay Since 2015, the "My Dance Week" feature on Life as a Modern Dancer has asked artists throughout the United States to share what a week looks like for them - dancing, teaching, rehearsing, training, commuting....and finding down time and family time. Here are eight examples from NYC-based artists... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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From Alexandra: This is a fairly typical week --- not too crazy, not too light. I am working at Princeton (teaching two courses: Intro to Contemporary Dance and Performance and Repertory), Alvin Ailey (mentoring in the New Directions Lab), La MaMa (teaching the Trinity/La MaMa students Laban and Bartenieff), choreographing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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From Blog Director Jill Randall: I created this list of 30 questions/ideas for my employees this fall, and I thought that you might enjoy joining us this semester as we reflect each week on our teaching practice. Here is the complete list of ideas, plus the fifth week's two big... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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From August 2014 through August 2015, every day I took a few minutes to write down a dance-related word or phrase from the day. These words emerged from rehearsals, taking class, teaching, graduate school, choreographing, and other projects. The daily practice was a beautiful thing. I highly encourage that you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Photo: Tori Lawrence From Blog Director Jill Randall: In February 2014, I started this column/new feature on the blog to shed light on the “real picture” of what a week for a dancer looks like and all that it entails - commuting, various jobs, teaching, rehearsing, administrating, family time, down... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Dance + Change 2017... One question or idea once a month....post-election questioning and artmaking..... Please share this graphic and post it! Download a printable version here: Download Teaching_OCT_JRandall PDF ----- Related posts: Blog Series: Dance + Change 2017 Artist Profile: Juliana Monin Speaking as a Teaching Artist: 50 Perspectives ----------------------- Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Photo found on Pinterest from buggyandbuddy.com Props have endless possibilities. Solo work...duet work....the whole group. Over, under, around, and through. Toss, stretch, spin, and balance. Young children love dancing props, and even middle schoolers do as well! For hesitant and shy students, props can bring their focus to the task... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is a long-standing, thriving company now into its 53rd year. (Congratulations to R-W!) Under the direction of Artistic Director Daniel Charon, the first program this fall will include choreography by Kate Weare, Raja Feather Kelly, and Charon himself. All three of these choreographers have shared their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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From Blog Director Jill Randall: One of my passions in creative dance classes is the intersection of language and movement. Books can spark ideas; the text can narrate a dance. For teaching artists and students alike, picture books can inspire improvisational activities as well as help shape a group dance.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Photo credit: Kate Enman Hometown: Fort Hood, Texas + Long Branch, New Jersey Current city: Brooklyn, New York Age: 30 Attended an arts high school? Yes, I was a Westwood Player at Long Branch High School. College and degree: Connecticut College, BA in English and Dance Website: www.thefeath3rtheory.com How you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer