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.
||Vocal rest (42,714)
by Joyce from USA|
I just hope she doesn't sound like she just woke up as in the last song released. I think all that vocal bed rest took a toll. It's like a marathon runner on couch rest. It's true we are more flexible in our youth but as we age, to stay in shape, muscles require exercise, warm-ups and practice to remain in the sport and signing definitely is a spor... read more
(Friday 18 April 2014; 21:32)
by G.G. from USA|
I've heard that Mariah is performing on American Idol May 14th. Re QueenMc, have you heard the album or is that what you've heard about the album?
(Friday 18 April 2014; 21:10)
||Album title prediction, farewell or retirement related (42,712)
by ADAM from USA|
I think the reason is she purposely not revealing the album title yet is because it's going to signal that this is her last album. She said on ET Canada that she has a title and that she wouldn't disclose it yet. That's because when promo time comes the 1st week it's out all the questions will pertain to the name and as MC said earlier, the songs s... read more
(Friday 18 April 2014; 19:28)
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