The National Jukebox The Library of Congress' National Jukebox makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. As it began operations, the "jukebox" already listed more than 10, 78rpm disc sides issued by the Victor Talking Machine Company between and The playlist includes popular recorded selections of the beginning of the 20th century years—band music, novelty tunes, humorous monologues, hits from the season's new musical theater productions, the latest dance rhythms, and opera arias. As of this posting, upcoming releases include early Victor discs from National Jukebox partners David Giovannoni and Mark Lynch, many more selections from the edition of the Victor Book of the Opera, and thousands more Victrola 78s from the collections of the University of California Santa Barbara.
He stands tall and regal, and yet, he seems to push holes in the floor with his deeply bent-knee, rolling-hip walk. He cannot hear the music, but has learned to embody it. Hunter explains that he can feel the vibrations when the music is played loudly. Hunter attended CalArts for two years in the early s, and has worked nonstop to prove that even someone who cannot hear, can dance—not just at a minimum standard, but at the highest level.
It has become his primary cause to open doors for other deaf dancers. It was the bridge—the bridge to bring us together. His other passion project is the Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival, which this summer celebrates its sixth anniversary from August 10 to While there are well-known Deaf theater companies and festivals, Deaf dance festivals are rare.
He is also completing his first commissioned piece for Oakland Ballet, which will premiere May 31 through June 3. Last fall, he was a guest dance teacher at Harvard University and taught acting at the prestigious Rochester Technical Institute for the Deaf, a renowned school for deaf students.
A short dance film that he choreographed and stars in won an award at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival, and in one of his more lighthearted accolades, he was crowned the King of San Francisco Carnival, an experience he enjoyed tremendously. A few years later, his mother took him to Oakland Ballet to see The Nutcracker.
Not only did he fall in love with the spectacle, but he noticed that, unlike when he watched television, he reacted to the onstage action at the same time as the rest of the audience, which was a revelation.
Meanwhile, he developed a love for music not by hearing it but by feeling it. I have to create my own music in my body to move at the exact same time. He viscerally remembers the dance audition for CalArts. He became the proverbial sponge, soaking up not just dance instruction but lessons in acting and music, too.
He learned to make costumes. He spent hours in the library and remembers his delight when reading about the multi-faceted talents of artists such as modern dance pioneer Martha Graham and African American post-modern choreographer Bill T.
In the studio, he developed a wide range of helpful skills and tricks. Classmate Janet Collard, from Berkeley, remembered Hunter from their audition.
At CalArts she reached out to him and they became friends. They fondly recall a dance they created together. Hunter returned home, at which point he joined the Savage Jazz Dance Company.
Simmons says Hunter demands a lot of his students and is especially good at teaching choreography to youngsters who cannot imagine themselves making up dances.
He has made pieces about slavery and domestic violence. He puts American Sign 28 CalArts Alumni Magazine Language movements into his compositions because the gestures are a kind of visual music; he says that learning ASL also helped him to feel rhythm. He uses it because he wants to communicate with his deaf audience, and, just maybe, the hearing crowd will learn a new language.
That was a sad day. Well, not all of us, just white people…I think one day soon, Silver Lake and Echo Park will be re-gentrified by all the immigrants who were able to eat bread.
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