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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: Stephen Texeira Amy Foley’s Let Slip the Witches is Flat-out Transcendent By Sarah JG Chenoweth The irresistibility of witches is markedly familiar, even if you don’t share the compulsion. From fable to brutal history to contemporary practice, their stories are streaked with a power and mystery that we cannot... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Today New York City-based artist Jodi Melnick shares about her studio practice. Click here to read Jodi's full artist profile on the blog from 2015. Photo: Maggie Picard Studio time/practice has been an every (almost) day occurrence since college. I was fortunate to go to school with a group of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Today we hear from San Francisco Bay Area artist Randee Paufve. Studio time is solo time, when I work on everything, something, or nothing for the number of projects I have going at any time. Studio time takes place in dance studios, at a church in El Cerrito, in my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Today we hear from San Francisco Bay Area artist Nina Haft. Nina Haft & Company. (Left to right: Rebecca Johnson, Sarah Chenoweth, and Frances Sedayao.) My studio practice has evolved and continues to cycle with seasons in my production, teaching and life schedules. Noodling around and improvising is something I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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From Blog Director Jill Randall: During the past year, these five San Francisco Bay Area artists have shared Artist Profiles on Life as a Modern Dancer. Today, I pulled together their thoughts around the art of teaching. Click on each artist's name to read their full Artist Profile. Lauren Simpson... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 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 6, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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This week we are sharing several previews before the premiere of Let Slip the Witches, with Bellwether Dance Project, at the ODC Theater in San Francisco, April 4-6, 2019. We will hear from choreographer Amy Foley as well from her collaborators. Please join us! Purchase your tickets here. Photo by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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This week we are sharing several previews before the premiere of Let Slip the Witches, with Bellwether Dance Project, at the ODC Theater in San Francisco, April 4-6, 2019. We will hear from choreographer Amy Foley as well from her collaborators. Please join us! Purchase your tickets here. Kaitlyn Ebert.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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This week we are sharing several previews before the premiere of Let Slip the Witches, with Bellwether Dance Project, at the ODC Theater in San Francisco, April 4-6, 2019. We will hear from choreographer Amy Foley as well from her collaborators. Please join us! Purchase your tickets here. Amy Foley.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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By Shana Simmons, Shana Simmons Dance Three choreographers, three creative minds, three cities. How does one put a tour together? With today's struggle for voice, exposure, trying to make your own way, and getting recognized in your field, performance opportunities are becoming more difficult to find while overcoming other challenges.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Photo: Ryan Kwok Still Resonating: Dicotomía del Silencio by Rogelio Lopez & Dancers By Molly Rose-Williams If reckoning is a sensational act - a surrender to past, present, and future converging in a single, visceral moment - then Dicotomía del Silencio gives form to that sensation. The newest work from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 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 Mar 17, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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A recent conversation with a theater colleague inspired this series of questions and posts. Please join us! Questions and wonderings include: What is your studio practice? Is your studio practice tied up/intertwined with an actual production on the books? When do you have time for noodling around, improvising, and playing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Tension Remains after Nevertheless By Sarah JG Chenoweth ka-nei-see | collective and Cat Call Choir produced an adaptation of their 2018 success, Nevertheless, at Z Space last weekend. The show—expanded from its premiere to include new sections, additional performers, and a visual art exhibition in the lobby—was condemning but not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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From Blog Director Jill Randall: I recently got to catch up with artists Garth Grimball and Heather Stockton of the Wax Poet(s) as they prepared for the premiere of fey/done/a/weigh at the ODC Theater in San Francisco March 15 and 16, 2019. Today they share about the theater space, dream... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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A recent conversation with a theater colleague inspired this series of questions and posts. Please join us! Questions and wonderings include: What is your studio practice? Is your studio practice tied up/intertwined with an actual production on the books? When do you have time for noodling around, improvising, and playing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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From Blog Director Jill Randall: I recently got to catch up with artists Garth Grimball and Heather Stockton of the Wax Poet(s) as they prepared for the premiere of fey/done/a/weigh at the ODC Theater in San Francisco March 15 and 16, 2019. Today they offer a peak into the work... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 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 Mar 9, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Reflection: Dancing Around Race Public Gathering By Bhumi B. Patel On February 28, 2019, dozens gathered at a gallery space in San Francisco’s Mission District to participate in the final of three public gatherings for the Dancing Around Race Residency. Lead Artist Gerald Casel was joined by scholar Thomas DeFrantz... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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From Blog Director Jill Randall: A conversation this week with a theater colleague inspired this series of questions and posts. Please join us! Questions and wonderings include: What is your studio practice? Is your studio practice tied up/intertwined with an actual production on the books? When do you have time... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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Photo by Jen Philips Saint Mary’s College MFA in Dance Program presents Fragments Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco January 26, 2019 Review by Ashley Gayle On an evening in late January of 2019, the Saint Mary’s College Cohort 4 presented their latest choreographic works within a program at Dance Mission... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2019 at MFA Dance in Review
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Photo: Rob Best Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Current city: Oakland, CA Age: 30 College and degree: University of Oklahoma: BFA in Modern Dance, BA in Art History Website: www.kaneisee.org How you pay the bills: Choreography commissions, teaching dance to youth and adults, Summer Dance Lab Manager at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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The Oxford English Dictionary defines divining as an intuitive, sage-like form of discovery or a power for seeing the future. It often refers to the practices that people rely on to navigate the unknown. In her notes, choreographer Katie Faulkner references these definitions, suggesting that within them “the body becomes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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You would think it’s a duet, choreographed by Atalya Yeshayahu Saint Mary’s College MFA in Dance Program presents Fragments Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco January 27th, 2019 Review by Heather Desaulniers A lyrical solo with a visual art collaboration. A genre-defying athletic stream of consciousness. A quartet disrupting assumptions around... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at MFA Dance in Review
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Photo: Stephen Texeira 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 Feb 17, 2019 at Life as a Modern Dancer
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