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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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Bookends A movement poem for March 31, 2020 by Jill Randall Big exhale Whole body yawning Extended arms Reaching legs Spacious ribs, pelvis Soft focus Soft throat Soft back of the neck, turning Spacious ribs, pelvis Reaching legs Extended arms Whole body yawning Big exhale ------ Today's poem reads more... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Distill A movement poem for March 30, 2020 by Jill Randall Today's movement puzzle Has 5 words Yes, there is order & sequence on this page Paper words sometimes fall short Please take my offering play try out try on Any order you like Any duration of your time pluck... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Life as a Modern Dancer
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If, I A movement poem for March 29, 2020 by Jill Randall If I send strength to my feet I can move out of this situation If I draw attention to my hands I can gesture “stop” If I bow my head I can become humble If I look around... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Placement A movement poem for March 28, 2020 by Jill Randall Put Place Place in the air Place in your pocket On your soles In your heart On your head To your face Breathe. Organize, But then swipe the table Brush Clear Clear Stop. Hands on table Hands together Hands... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Aspirations A movement poem for March 27, 2020 by Jill Randall landing arriving softening leaning resting vibrancy beauty small joy contentment. To download the poem and to print it out: Download Aspirations poem ------ Hello, hello! -For today, may I suggest "South Ballad" by Michael Wall? It is #6 on... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Accumulation A movement poem for March 26, 2020 by Jill Randall sway sway + reach up sway + reach up + reach out sway + reach up + reach out + float down sway + reach up + reach out + float down + step aside sway + reach up... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Activate A movement poem for March 25, 2020 by Jill Randall drop drip bend fold twist spiral elongate hold. shrink small stir soft look slow retreat big swing little tilt big reach grab a hold. To listen to the audio recording, please click here. To download the poem and print... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Goals A movement poem for March 24, 2020 by Jill Randall seeking softness soles of feet front of hips back of neck wholeness hope humor wanting connection reaching out offering giving simplicity it’s seeing it’s moving it’s turning around To listen to the audio recording of the poem on SoundCloud,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Contents/Container A movement poem for March 23, 2020 by Jill Randall Pour Wrap Walk Stand Pour Expand Rise Lower Pour, Pour, Pour, Pour Fill, Fuller, Fullest, Empty To listen to the audio recording, please click here. To print out a copy: Download Contents:Container Poem ----- Hello! Good morning! Here's to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2020 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Whimsy A movement poem for March 22, 2020 by Jill Randall snake octopus swan hummingbird straight line squiggle zig zag curly Q simmer boil spray spread pop burst fireworks kazoo To listen to the audio recording, click here. To download the PDF of the poem: Download Whimsy poem ------- Movement... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2020 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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confetti A movement poem for 3/21/20 by Jill Randall light toss outward away delight play scattered mess sweep + gather collect hold fling toss release again To listen to the audio recording of the poem, please click here. To print out the poem: Download Confetti poem ---------------- Today I am... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2020 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Personal Space A movement poem for March 20, 2020 by Jill Randall Out Up Behind Below Around Near Far, Out of reach. Then - Gathering Collecting Shaping Squeezing Holding Embracing, Stillness. To listen to the audio recording of the poem on SoundCloud, click here. ------- With today's poem, I suggest... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Whole Body, Going A movement poem for March 19, 2020 by Jill Randall Walking, soft feet Shifting, soft ankles Slow motion kicks, reaching out Hula hoop hips, smile Rib cage – circling + rolling Shoulders – circling up + back, lifting + lowering Head – tilting, nodding Whole body –... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2020 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Body Game A movement poem for March 17, 2020 by Jill Randall Clench: Upper Lower Shoulders Hands Face Buttocks Feet Ah! Release .......... Touch: Top of head Top of feet Front of heart Back of heart Sacrum Hip points Knees Ankles Then stand up tall, please Rising Head reaching up... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2020 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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From Blog Director Jill Randall: Crazy times, cancelled classes, and home isolation call for new projects and new options through Life as a Modern Dancer! Personally, I have always loved poetry. I love reading poems. Thank you W.S. Merwin and Mary Oliver. I also love writing short poems as movement... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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From Blog Director Jill Randall: Crazy times, cancelled classes, and home isolation call for new projects and new options through Life as a Modern Dancer! Personally, I have always loved poetry. I love reading poems. Thank you W.S. Merwin and Mary Oliver. I also love writing short poems as movement... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2020 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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From Blog Director Jill Randall: Crazy times, cancelled classes, and home isolation call for new projects and new options through Life as a Modern Dancer! Personally, I have always loved poetry. I love reading poems. Thank you W.S. Merwin and Mary Oliver. I also love writing short poems as movement... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2020 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Vicky Shick. Photo by Kegan Marling. From Blog Director Jill Randall: Happy February 29th! I hope that you have had a great month. Today I wanted to share posts from the past month on the blog, some books I have been reading, and some other articles of note from colleagues.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2020 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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From my personal archives - the paper program from Bebe Miller Company: A History (Friday, January 25, 2013 at the YBCA Forum) Inviting Us In: Four Ideas Around Marketing and Communication For Your Next Performance By Jill Randall, Director of Life as a Modern Dancer When I think about the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2020 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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From Blog Director Jill Randall: Right now I am knee deep into this topic. A few years back, due to a twindling dance writing community in the San Francisco Bay Area, I started getting into dance previews, reviews, and audience feedback platforms on this site. Today, I want to propose... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2020 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Frankie Lee Peterson III and Julie Crothers. Photo: Garth Grimball From Blog Director Jill Randall: Today I would like to share a review of the recent project MidCentury Blue(s) - by artists Garth Grimball and Heather Stockton - through multiple voices sharing about the work. When I can, I invite... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2020 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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This Time Compiled and partially written by Pamela Vail When invited to write this blog post, I proposed that all of the Architects contribute. In the interest of limited time and space, I invited them to send their thoughts to me—just quickly, over text or email—and I’d compile and put... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2020 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Vicky Shick. Photo by Kegan Marling. Continuing to work on what you're working on By Megan Nicely Vicky Shick is a precise and powerful mover. Her casual elegance specifies an approach to oneself and others that is at once astute and accepting. There is ease and humor, which accompanies a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2020 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Laura Elaine Ellis, Lisa Bush, Diane Frank, Risa Jaroslow, Nina Haft, Wendy Rogers, and Sue Li Jue. Photo by Kegan Marling. Encounters with Vicky Shick By Valerie Gutwirth Back in 1980s New York, I loved Vicky Shick's work. It was luscious and spare, not romantic, and intensely, intimately connected. This... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2020 at Life as a Modern Dancer
From Site Director Jill Randall: As some readers may remember, I began MFA Dance in Review when I was in graduate school at Saint Mary’s College (2014-2016). I enjoy keeping the project running and holding onto the original premise: writing about a graduate student’s work can offer another layer of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2020 at MFA Dance in Review