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.
||Miss M the queen (40,071)
by Carly Gemelle from USA |
I agree with people who are saying age is an issue. But mostly I think that is a good look on Mariah, in the sense that the popular young artists are mostly being forced into genres and showing their bodies with very little understanding of the power they power they truly have. Mariah has so much more in her life now that she can be herself and spe... read more
(Thursday 5 December 2013; 22:10)
||Copy and paste performance? (40,070)
by Lee from UK|
Correct me if I am wrong, but it appears Mariah is up to her "do it three times and copy and paste it together" trick. Here is a fan recording of Joy to the World and read more
(Thursday 5 December 2013; 21:09)
by Lee from UK|
I love Mariah's Joy To The World, but I'm a little underwhelmed with the Rockerfeller performance. I do not enjoy it when Mariah uses stuccato instead nice smooth vocal runs. It leaves me feeling uncomfortable.
(Thursday 5 December 2013; 20:51)
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