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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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Photo: Robbie Sweeny A New Way To Make Home of A Home For So Many Reflections on Twisted Oak Dance Theater’s “Constants & Variables: Second Homes” By Molly Rose-Williams I don’t know if this happens to you too - I’ve found that site-specific shows tend to begin as soon as... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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The 2018 Artists’ Gratitude Project: A Weekly Practice The potential for positivity, hope, change, and appreciation. Do you feel the dichotomy? Many artists come from an upbringing of extensive support and opportunity - with training, classes, private lessons, workshops, mentors, supplies, and equipment. Many go onto colleges, conservatories, and masters... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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This is It is a wonderful new addition to your dance book collection for children in preschool and grades K-2. The story, with gorgeous illustrations, is a "self pep talk" for a little girl. Words like brave, strong, and warrior fill the pages. "Dance with all your might. Dance like... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Dancing Words Blog
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In Fall 2017, Life as a Modern Dancer launched a new concept for post-performance discussion and writing. The goals are multi-fold: What are new ways to invite post-performance writing (since so few publications now print dance reviews, and there are fewer and fewer dance critics in the United States)? How... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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The 2018 Artists’ Gratitude Project: A Weekly Practice The potential for positivity, hope, change, and appreciation. Do you feel the dichotomy? Many artists come from an upbringing of extensive support and opportunity - with training, classes, private lessons, workshops, mentors, supplies, and equipment. Many go onto colleges, conservatories, and masters... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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--------------------------------------------------------------------------- From Blog Director Jill Randall: As we head into another academic year (the 22nd year for myself!), I have created a simple reflection tool for us all. Please join me! The three key words and actions here are: disrupting, deepening, and contextualizing. Disrupting - breaking out of our normal... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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The 2018 Artists’ Gratitude Project: A Weekly Practice The potential for positivity, hope, change, and appreciation. Do you feel the dichotomy? Many artists come from an upbringing of extensive support and opportunity - with training, classes, private lessons, workshops, mentors, supplies, and equipment. Many go onto colleges, conservatories, and masters... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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The 2018 Artists’ Gratitude Project: A Weekly Practice The potential for positivity, hope, change, and appreciation. Do you feel the dichotomy? Many artists come from an upbringing of extensive support and opportunity - with training, classes, private lessons, workshops, mentors, supplies, and equipment. Many go onto colleges, conservatories, and masters... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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The 2018 Artists’ Gratitude Project: A Weekly Practice The potential for positivity, hope, change, and appreciation. Do you feel the dichotomy? Many artists come from an upbringing of extensive support and opportunity - with training, classes, private lessons, workshops, mentors, supplies, and equipment. Many go onto colleges, conservatories, and masters... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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The 2018 Artists’ Gratitude Project: A Weekly Practice The potential for positivity, hope, change, and appreciation. Do you feel the dichotomy? Many artists come from an upbringing of extensive support and opportunity - with training, classes, private lessons, workshops, mentors, supplies, and equipment. Many go onto colleges, conservatories, and masters... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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The 2018 Artists’ Gratitude Project: A Weekly Practice The potential for positivity, hope, change, and appreciation. Do you feel the dichotomy? Many artists come from an upbringing of extensive support and opportunity - with training, classes, private lessons, workshops, mentors, supplies, and equipment. Many go onto colleges, conservatories, and masters... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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“The Garden of a Hundred Memories” choreographed and performed by Parya Saberi. Lighting by John McAfee; photo by David Gaylord. Sojourn: MFA in Dance Cohort 4 Concert Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 4pm and 8pm Sojourn, a temporary stay, was the experience I had... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at MFA Dance in Review
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The 2018 Artists’ Gratitude Project: A Weekly Practice The potential for positivity, hope, change, and appreciation. Do you feel the dichotomy? Many artists come from an upbringing of extensive support and opportunity - with training, classes, private lessons, workshops, mentors, supplies, and equipment. Many go onto colleges, conservatories, and masters... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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The 2018 Artists’ Gratitude Project: A Weekly Practice The potential for positivity, hope, change, and appreciation. Do you feel the dichotomy? Many artists come from an upbringing of extensive support and opportunity - with training, classes, private lessons, workshops, mentors, supplies, and equipment. Many go onto colleges, conservatories, and masters... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Artist Dawn Karlovsky The State by State Project, through Life as a Modern Dancer: Throughout 2018, we will highlight one state per week....its arts council, dance education organization, festivals, artist residencies, dance companies, and more. We will link to previous posts of artists based in the state, masters programs, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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"Emi, Amy and Mimi, the Celebrated Love Partners, and Their Bicycle Emi Nomo" - created and performed by Amy Chavasse, Sarah Konner and Austin Selden. Photo: Sam Pavarenti The State by State Project, through Life as a Modern Dancer: Throughout 2018, we will highlight one state per week....its arts council,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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The 2018 Artists’ Gratitude Project: A Weekly Practice The potential for positivity, hope, change, and appreciation. Do you feel the dichotomy? Many artists come from an upbringing of extensive support and opportunity - with training, classes, private lessons, workshops, mentors, supplies, and equipment. Many go onto colleges, conservatories, and masters... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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The 2018 Artists’ Gratitude Project: A Weekly Practice The potential for positivity, hope, change, and appreciation. Do you feel the dichotomy? Many artists come from an upbringing of extensive support and opportunity - with training, classes, private lessons, workshops, mentors, supplies, and equipment. Many go onto colleges, conservatories, and masters... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Jacob's Pillow; photo respectfully sourced from Google Images The State by State Project, through Life as a Modern Dancer: Throughout 2018, we will highlight one state per week....its arts council, dance education organization, festivals, artist residencies, dance companies, and more. We will link to previous posts of artists based in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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The 2018 Artists’ Gratitude Project: A Weekly Practice The potential for positivity, hope, change, and appreciation. Do you feel the dichotomy? Many artists come from an upbringing of extensive support and opportunity - with training, classes, private lessons, workshops, mentors, supplies, and equipment. Many go onto colleges, conservatories, and masters... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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The 2018 Artists’ Gratitude Project: A Weekly Practice The potential for positivity, hope, change, and appreciation. Do you feel the dichotomy? Many artists come from an upbringing of extensive support and opportunity - with training, classes, private lessons, workshops, mentors, supplies, and equipment. Many go onto colleges, conservatories, and masters... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Maryland artist Adriane Fang; photo by Zachary Handler The State by State Project, through Life as a Modern Dancer: Throughout 2018, we will highlight one state per week....its arts council, dance education organization, festivals, artist residencies, dance companies, and more. We will link to previous posts of artists based in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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The 2018 Artists’ Gratitude Project: A Weekly Practice The potential for positivity, hope, change, and appreciation. Do you feel the dichotomy? Many artists come from an upbringing of extensive support and opportunity - with training, classes, private lessons, workshops, mentors, supplies, and equipment. Many go onto colleges, conservatories, and masters... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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The State by State Project, through Life as a Modern Dancer: Throughout 2018, we will highlight one state per week....its arts council, dance education organization, festivals, artist residencies, dance companies, and more. We will link to previous posts of artists based in the state, masters programs, and city guides. This... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer