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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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June 2, 3, and 4, 2017 at 8 pm - Berkeley, CA (Finnish Hall) For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2944684 Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Photo: Seth Langner Hometown: Boston, MA (Adopted hometown: Los Angeles, CA) Current city: Jacksonville, FL Age: 37 College and degree: Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. Bachelors Degree of Fine Arts in Dance Graduate school and degree: California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. Masters Degree of... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 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 Engage_MAY_JRandall_PDF Thank you to graphic designer Jenny Lederer and to dance artist Shaunna Vella for being a part of Dance + Change 2017.... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 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 Apr 30, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Photo: Mike Esperanza Dante Brown shared his artist profile on the blog in December 2016, and today we are sharing about his vibrant workshop and performance series coming up from May 19th-21st at Gowanus Loft in Brooklyn, NY for #blacklivesmatter. From Dante: The DB|WD Workshop is designed for young professional... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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For the next few months, 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 Arts... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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With Trisha Brown's recent passing, we have lost a key figure in contemporary dance in the United States, who made a wide and lasting impact over six decades. Personally, I think I got into the work of Trisha Brown after getting to know dancer Shelley Senter, when Shelley lived in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 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 Activism_APR_JRandall Thank you to graphic designer Jenny Lederer and to dance artist Shaunna Vella for being a part of Dance + Change 2017. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 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 Mar 31, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Nina Haft with Cal State East Bay students (in yellow vest) February 11-17, 2017 My current artistic research has a lot to do with nature, so my rehearsals and performances often depend upon the weather and the seasons. When I am rehearsing and presenting work outdoors, I feel attuned to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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For the next few months, 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 Arts... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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AUSTIN DANCE FESTIVAL 2017 March 31-April 2, 2017 AustinVentures Studio Theater 23 modern dance companies from across the country perform in 3 different concerts 15 pre-professional student groups from across the state perform in the Youth Edition Master classes for the dance community Pop-up community dance for everyone! Site-specific performance... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Photo: Good Lux Photography/Rob Kunkle April Taylor teaches Dance with Me classes at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center in Berkeley, CA and Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda, CA. What do you love about teaching these kinds of classes? I am passionate about fostering connection between people, families, and children. Teaching Dance With... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 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 Engage_MAR_JRandall_rd4 Thank you to graphic designer Jenny Lederer and to dance artist Shaunna Vella for being a part of Dance + Change 2017.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Heidi Henderson; photo by Nikki Carrera Artist Profile #154: Molly Lieber Artist Profile #155: Heidi Henderson Somatic Education/Somatic Influence: Six Perspectives My Arts Admin Week: Lucia Scheckner, Education Director at BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange The Arts Administrator's Alphabet: The Letter C The Arts Administrator's Alphabet: The Letter D Speaking... Continue reading
Posted Mar 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 Mar 2, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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For the next few months, 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 Arts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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What do you love about teaching these kinds of classes? So many things! I love the opportunity to build each Parent/Child class I teach into a supportive community of compassionate and embodied explorers, risk-takers, and dancers. Anne Green Gilbert’s 5-part lesson plan provides such a balanced scaffold for learning: exertion... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Heidi Henderson; photo by Nikki Carrera As of late, I have been asking, "What is the influence of somatics on your training, teaching, and artmaking?" Heidi Henderson: Things that I think about that relate to somatics: feeling my feet softening and yielding to the floor, the meaning of touch, the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Hometown: Norwell, MA (until age 12), Skowhegan, ME from then on Current city: Wakefield, RI Age: 55 College and degree: BA from Colby College: Major in English, Independent Major (now called Self Designed Major) in Dance Graduate school and degree: MFA from Smith College. I was 25. I went to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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My Arts Admin Week: Lucia Scheckner, Education Director at BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange Sunday, February 5-Friday, February 10, 2017 January 2017 marked my four-year anniversary as BAX’s Education Director. As I enter my fifth year, the different rhythm of each season making up the year becomes habitual. I’m also... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
The Dance Berkeley site is always looking for new content. Content will be reviewed each Tuesday morning and posted each Tuesday. Content must be edited and "print ready." There should be 1 space between sentences. Whenever possible, please email 1-2 photos to include with a post. Thank you. The Dance... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Dance Berkeley
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Jan Erkert From Jan Erkert (Champaign, IL): What is the interplay between teaching and choreographing for you? Choreography has become a way of thinking about living and learning, so it is the ground floor of teaching. When teaching, whether choreography or technique, I set up questions or problems that the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Reflections Performances by the Saint Mary’s College of California MFA in Dance Program Lincoln Theater, Yountville January 27, 2017 By Heather Desaulniers I’ve never run a marathon. No half-marathons, no relays; organized athletic competitions just aren’t my thing. When it comes to these kinds of events, the spectator role is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at MFA Dance in Review
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What do you love about teaching parent/child classes? In general, teaching young children is both a lesson in creativity and an adventure in joy. For the very young child, movement is so natural that it is a seemingly normal extension for them to move freely, jump for joy or twirl... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Life as a Modern Dancer