Apr 23

ASL: Love You, Love Your Body


Edited: Apr 23

Auditioned for The Organ Grinder's dance committee with a 30 second dance I choreographed. The last six counts are American Sign Language for the team's motto: Love you, love your body! My goal is to integrate Deaf culture with the hearing community so that there might be more access between the Deaf and hearing world. Grateful to be able to express that through dancing... nolaorgangrinders.com


Watch the video! facebook.com/alexislarindacarney/videos/10218316586972237/


Song: I Love Music by Montana (disco 1978) | Found from DJ Soul Sister's Boiler Room set at Ace Hotel

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