Friday, June 24, 2011

Take your Passion and Make It Happen

How does one commemorate the 100,000th graduate for a local university? It's having grads dance to 'What A Feeling' from the sound track of the 1983 film Flashdance.

Hats off, to Holly Ward, executive director of public affairs and communication, who came up with the idea. The three minute video has gone viral among graduates who are uplifted by the energy and spirit of the production.

"It's an iconic song everyone knows and they reacted to it quickly...We just relied on the emotion of the day."

See the video featuring grads here. See the uplifting and energizing music video by Irene Cara here. (She won an Academy Award in 1984 for Best Original Song for cowriting Flashdance...What A Feeling.)

'Take your passion, and make it happen,
Pictures come alive, you can dance right through your life....'