This is Jill Homan Randall's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Jill Homan Randall's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
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
Recent Activity
Image
Borders, Spaces and Brown Eyes Davalos Dance Company October 5, 2019 Shawl-Anderson Dance Center By Bhumi B. Patel I have brown eyes and am taller than the average Gujurati woman. My relationship to brown is knowing it to be the way I was born, like my mother, and her mother.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
Photo: David Gaylord 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... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
Aiano Nakagawa. Photo by Lydia Daniller. In Review: Queering Dance Festival, Program A By Todd Courage Frolic, the 1st annual Queering Dance Festival, conceived of and presented by Shawl-Anderson Dance Center’s ever-expanding support of dance everywhere and for all people, kicked off at the Waterfront Playhouse on Thursday, September 19th... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
Snowflake Towers. Photo by Lydia Daniller. Queering Dance Festival - A Verb of One’s Own By Garth Grimball Smear the Queer. Queer as a Three Dollar Bill. Queer as Folk. We’re Here, We’re Queer, Don’t F*ck With Us, We’re Fabulous! For many of us “queer” was what not to be.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
Jill Randall. Photo by Tony Nguyen. From Blog Director Jill Randall: This post is dedicated to my colleague Julia. This week was a fun moment to reflect back on my 22 year old self and the first modern technique classes I subbed at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center in Berkeley, CA. (Thank... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
Oh, I love the new books section at the library and stumbling upon new titles. Today I scooped up How to Two by David Soman. Do you work with preschool-first grade age children? This is a great book to explore groupings, taking turns, entrances/exits, and choreographing sections of a dance.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2019 at Dancing Words Blog
Image
From Blog Director Jill Randall: It has been a wonderful experiment throughout the past year, diving into dance criticism and reflection on this blog platform. What are the various new angles and approaches to writing about performances - before, during, and after? We are exploring this with artists, audience members,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
From Blog Director Jill Randall: It has been a wonderful experiment throughout the past year, diving into dance criticism and reflection on this blog platform. What are the various new angles and approaches to writing about performances - before, during, and after? We are exploring this with artists, audience members,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
This book was made for our dance classes! It works so magically with preschoolers' and kindergarteners' love of animal dances, imaginative play involving sneaking out and dancing at night, freeze dance games, and more. The words literally will narrate your group dance or structured improv for your class. The story... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at Dancing Words Blog
Image
From Blog Director Jill Randall: It has been a wonderful experiment throughout the past year, diving into dance criticism and reflection on this blog platform. What are the various new angles and approaches to writing about performances - before, during, and after? We are exploring this with artists, audience members,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
From Blog Director Jill Randall: It has been a wonderful experiment throughout the past year, diving into dance criticism and reflection on this blog platform. What are the various new angles and approaches to writing about performances - before, during, and after? We are exploring this with artists, audience members,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
This topic is one of my great passions --- so much so that I am creating three different reading lists here, based on what course or courses you might offer at your college or university. The lists can be used for: dance for children, teaching dance to middle school and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
Black Bodies Sonata - Kayla Farris and Nik Owens. Screen shot image from the film by Deborah Corrales and Kayla Farrish. From Blog Director Jill Randall: This is one of my favorite lists to create each year and very close to my heart. These 50 posts hope to inspire and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
Nia Love. Photo by Ciceley Fullylove. From Blog Director Jill Randall: This reading list includes blog posts in four categories: The Choreographic Moment, Studio Practice/Studio Time, Artist Profiles, and Previews/Reviews. Please find below 35 short pieces for your students to read throughout the semester. As your group makes, tinkers, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
Kate Weare Company. Photo by Keira Heu-Jwyn Chang. From Blog Director Jill Randall: Looking back at the 168 artist profiles and monthly features from the past 7 years, I have selected 28 blog posts to use within a college Composition Course. The wide range of viewpoints and career paths can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
Because the Scroll Says So, choreographed by Hailey Yaffee. Photo by Ryan Kwok. Saint Mary’s College MFA in Dance Cohort 5 Performance of The Collective La Fevre Theatre, Saint Mary’s College of California June 27, 2019, 4 PM Review by Rachel Caldwell The nine members of the fifth MFA in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at MFA Dance in Review
Image
Molly Heller; photo by Marissa Mooney Woodland Creatures, Summer Dance By Garth Grimball Remember when the “Song of Summer” wasn’t something to be predicted? The title wasn’t competed for, amalgamated from streaming metrics, to create a four-quadrant hit that could sustain the rapid-release-music-output era we now live in. Rather, as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
Emily Hansel, Mallory Markham, Katie Meyers, and Jessie Egbert. Photo by Summer Wilson. Decisions, Decisions in BIG SALT By Garth Grimball “The doing is what seems hard. The having seems marvelous. But one doesn’t have a child, one does it.” So writes Sheila Heti in her autofiction novel Motherhood, dissecting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
Photo: Summer Wilson 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... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
Peiling Kao in Hope Mohr’s “Stay With Me." Photo by Marley Aiu. Peiling Kao Dances One Body, Five Dances, Six Perspectives May 25, 2019 Dance Mission Theater Peiling Kao's program note: “One Body, Five Dances, Six Perspectives is the first phase in my research on the postcolonial body in postmodern... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
Photo: Cheshire Isaacs Lili Weckler | Unhinge rocks the Earth with mixed results By Garth Grimball Minimalism is a privilege. This is the creed of maximalist artist and Macarthur “genius” Taylor Mac, whose genre-blurring, activism-cum-cabaret acts use spectacle as a means to communicate urgency. Minimalism allows time to process and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
“Lipstick Lumberjacks, Losers and Leapfrogs” offers a tantalizing foray into a queer imagination By Molly Rose-Williams It is rare for me that going to a show feels like going to a party. Shaunna Vella and Andrew Merrell’s newest work, “Lipstick Lumberjacks, Losers, and Leapfrogs,” was one of those shows. Their... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
For the next few days, we are excited to share several previews leading up to opening night for BIG SALT with The Anata Project. Performances run May 30 and 31 and June 1, 7, and 8 at the Joe Goode Annex in San Francisco (401 Alabama Street). Purchase your tickets... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
Shana Simmons Dance. Photo by Mark Simpson. A Modern Dancer’s Guide....to Pittsburgh, PA By Shana Simmons Pittsburgh is a growing city both in population and the arts scene. One strength to the Pittsburgh dance scene is that there is no singular “quality” to the dance styles. From athletic companies to... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
Image
For the next few days, we are excited to share several previews leading up to opening night for BIG SALT with The Anata Project. Performances run May 30 and 31 and June 1, 7, and 8 at the Joe Goode Annex in San Francisco (401 Alabama Street). Purchase your tickets... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer