Posts Tagged 'Jane Vranish'

NCDT brings City of Light to Amphitheater in grand style

NCDT brings City of Light to Amphitheater in grand style

A sense of joie de vivre permeated the Amphitheater Tuesday night as the North Carolina Dance Theatre and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Grant Cooper, presented two very different perspectives on Paris — one from an American point of view, the other from a native son.

Mark Diamond’s An American in Paris concluded the evening in grand style, taking advantage of both George Gershwin’s innovative score and Gene Kelly’s cinematic interpretation of a vibrant Parisian life.

It was amazing that NCDT accomplished so much once more on a bare-bones budget. Without scenery or even background projections depicting the City of Light, Diamond succeeded in capturing the spirit of the piece, now so familiar and showing no signs of waning in popularity.

Vranish discusses Web’s effect on dance

Vranish discusses Web’s effect on dance

When the Internet flourished in the 1990s, dance critic Jane Vranish thought the dance world would never be a part of it.

“Well, I was wrong,” she said. “Now dance, I think, has grown the most explosively, and that’s due to a lot of things, but one of them is YouTube.”

Vranish, former dance critic for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and creator of Cross Currents, an Internet magazine on dance, will give the lecture “You and YouTube: Changing the Landscape of Dance” at 3 p.m. today in Smith Wilkes Hall, discussing how the Internet is changing dance.
Vranish was a critic at the Post Gazette for 34 years and still contributes to the paper and to The Chautauquan Daily as a guest reviewer.

With the Internet, she said, dance lovers can find a variety of things, including serious concert dance, up-and-coming artists and the latest trends.