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.
||Jermain's interview (46,588)
by Edward from USA|
I believe JD's statement 100%. He was in a situation where he was powerless, yet people started picking on him from the beginning. I'm happy he decided to leave to preserve the friendship, it was the smartest thing to do. He definitely meant well and he did everything he could with the little control he had. At least we now know they're cool. I'm h... read more
(Wednesday 3 September 2014; 1:43)
||A moving truck is outside (46,587)
by Edward from USA|
A moving truck is outside a 25 apartment building where Mariah happens to live, and some gossipers are already 100% sure they're moving things out of Mariah's apartment. Oh, wait a minute, the moving truck had a sign that read: Mariah-Nick and Dem babies Moving Company, that's how they figured it all out. I was walking downtown the other day and I ... read more
(Wednesday 3 September 2014; 1:34)
by LC from USA|
Haha, in Auld Lang Syne, right? Yeah, I thought that was really cute too. And no, I'm not on the Amazon forum. What is it? I just recently joined this messageboard, so I'm not that familiar with other ones lol.
(Wednesday 3 September 2014; 1:26)
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