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.
||Infinity / Wendy (52,275)
by Fulvio from Belgium|
I can't wait for tomorrow. So excited. First thing in the morning, download Infinity. I have a really good vibe about this new chapter. And I'm sure MC will slay.
(Monday 27 April 2015; 0:06)
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by Darryle from USA|
Mariah will still be arriving in Vegas tomorrow. I'm thinking that since she won't premiere the video on the 27th that we might be getting a live performance of Infinity instead. Either that or she's going to be releasing a lyric video.
(Monday 27 April 2015; 0:04)
by Darryle from USA|
Infinity is 3 minutes and 58 seconds long. It was written by Mariah, Eric Hudson, and Priscilla Renea. Eric Hudson produced the hit Flashing Lights by Kanye West. Priscilla Renea has wrote/produced hits for people like Rihanna, Madonna, Chris Brown and Fifth Harmony. Infinity is produced by Mariah and L.A. Reid. The more details that get revealed t... read more
(Sunday 26 April 2015; 23:59)
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