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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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Known Mass preview at daMata Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine studio, May 2014. Dancers pictured (left to right): Coco Loupe, Gretchen Erickson, Melissa Erin Strain, Monica Mata Gilliam, and Marion Spencer. Photo by Vanessa Duivenvoorde-Job. The State by State Project, through Life as a Modern Dancer: Throughout 2018, we will highlight... 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 3 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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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 4 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Hillary Kooistra and Kyle Abraham. Photo courtesy of Hillary Kooistra. Hillary first wrote a piece for Life as a Modern Dancer two years ago; this week, we are excited to share an update about her work with A.I.M. Can you talk about your role as General Manager - your responsibilities... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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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 May 16, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Each month in 2018, we are highlighting one dance writing site. In January, we took a weekly read of Dance Tabs; February focused on loveDANCEmore. For March, we explored dance-enthusiast.com, and April looked at thINKingDANCE. Reading thINKingDANCE throughout April 2018: April 3rd = I read 3 reviews Citizen Displaced by... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 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 May 14, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Is there a fleeting window of time when dancers are at their optimum? Or is dance a lifetime practice wherein, animated by intent, it exists for all living bodies? I would lean toward the latter. In spite of my mindset though, dance, and its validity or relevant contribution, is largely... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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By Clare Croft I created Queer Dance: Meanings and Makings because I need to know, to prove, and to remind myself that queer people—and queer people of all kinds—dance. As a lesbian, being in dance has not always been easy, even though I deeply love dancing. Especially in institutional settings,... Continue reading
Posted May 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 May 7, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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By Molly Rose-Williams I gauge the wild success of Nevertheless, the newest work by ka·nei·see | collective in collaboration with Cat Call Choir, by the fact that every person I talk to about it has something to say. These are not one-line conversations. These are trails of reflection, streams of... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 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 Apr 30, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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From Blog Director Jill Randall: Today I am excited to repost a recent piece written by Michelle Boulé. Thank you to Michelle! Read more about Michelle through her artist profile on the blog as well as her websites: michelleboule.com mbodyradiance.com As Michelle shared in January as we launched this monthly... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Meghen McKinley 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... Continue reading
Posted Apr 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 Apr 23, 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 Apr 21, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Self-portrait I am a freelance dancer and also a choreographer, emerging filmmaker, and photographer. I have lived in New York City for the past 5 years, and most of those years I worked as a freelance dancer in various projects, kept many side hustle jobs including teaching kids, doggy daycare,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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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 Apr 20, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Banning Bouldin - Founder and Artistic Director of New Dialect This week, I asked colleagues around the country to share about the decision to get official nonprofit 501(c)(3) status for their company. Thank you to Jo Kreiter, Amelia Rudolph, Banning Bouldin, and Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang for their generosity of spirit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Photo: picsprobono 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? Along with San Francisco Bay Area artists Tanya Chianese and Heather Arnett, we are playing with this idea for the 7... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Mallory Markham and Madeline Matuska. Photo by Rob Best. 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? Along with San Francisco Bay Area artists Tanya Chianese and Heather Arnett, we are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 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 Apr 16, 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 Apr 14, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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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? Along with San Francisco Bay Area artists Tanya Chianese and Heather Arnett, we are playing with this idea for the 7 days leading... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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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? Along with San Francisco Bay Area artists Tanya Chianese and Heather Arnett, we are playing with this idea for the 7 days leading... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at Life as a Modern Dancer