Gallaudet Dance Company
Gallaudet Dance Company members demonstrated graceful movements while conveying a
powerful message of hope in their performance of "Hero" at the May 9 installation of
Dr. Robert Davila as Gallaudet's ninth president. The popular song by Mariah Carey
and Walter Afanasieff was choreographed and translated into ASL by Maya Yamada, '92
& G-'96, a former member of the acclaimed dance company. Performing the song were
Sisakoth Chhun, Jasmine Fuller, Jessica Johnson, Virginia Jordan, Ismella Saul, and
An encore performance took place at the 138th Commencement exercises on May 11, where
the dancers were joined by Regina Bellamy, Ashley Mingo, Sky Samuel, Sarah Schell,
and Jamine Zachery for their dance interpretations of "The Power of Love", "Rocka My
Soul", and the late deaf theater giant - and Dance Company member - Gil Eastman's "Just
a Deaf Person's Thoughts".
The Dance Company has performed at every Gallaudet Commencement exercise since 1956.
Dance Company Director Diane Hottendorf said the dancers first performed "Hero" after
the national tragedy of September 11, 2001, when America was looking for a hero in its
effort to unite and stand strong. Hottendorf said the dancers felt that the song was
an appropriate one for Gallaudet as Dr. Davila leads it to a brighter future.
by Otti from Belgium|
When I became a fan of Mariah, she was known as a perfectionist. Everything was on point, from her hair to singing to the way she stands or sit. Now she looks tired. I don't get it. If you are not capable to perform, then don't do it. It's like she handed to the critics. Before this Jazz performance, I was daydreaming what if she scores another num... read more
(Sunday 1 February 2015; 15:58)
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by THE TRUTH from USA|
I hope she will take a couple of months off, rests, stays out of the press, fires everybody and anybody responsible for this mess and then rock the house in Vegas. She can't have anymore mishaps, the media will be all over her. It's time to lose the dead weight, the yes men and women, downsize and hire a staff that isn't just a bunch of parasitic m... read more
(Sunday 1 February 2015; 15:40)
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by Luke from United Kingdom|
I don't think Mariah has been too worried about her hair at these performances and on the Elusive tour because of the humidity. There's not much she can do with it when the humid weather is just going to mess it up lol. Also Mariah has said in the past that she loves an opportunity to dress up. I think that's the case with these gowns. I'd imagine ... read more
(Sunday 1 February 2015; 15:30)
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