HomeArticlesDeaf dancer Chris Fonseca feels the music – The Greatest Dancer | Auditions
Deaf dancer Chris Fonseca feels the music – The Greatest Dancer | Auditions
August 18, 2019
Hey. Hi. How are you? I’m good thank you. So welcome to The Greatest Dancer. Very good!
You’ve made my day. Oh, stop it! How old are you?
I’m trying to work it out. How old do you think I am? Oh, my gosh. This one’s going to be
really interesting. I’m 28. 28. Is she flirting? She’s flirting! Oooh! You seem… You seem chilled.
You seem… You’re quite chatty. Yeah. I’m very talkative.
You have to know that about me. I could talk all day. Me, too. My name is Israel. I’m 18-years-old
and Chris is my older brother. When Chris was 23-months-old
he got meningitis. And as a result of that
he lost his hearing. How does this all work then? Obviously with music,
you have to be able to listen to it. But I feel the rhythm,
I feel the vibrations. The way that Chris is able to dance is that when he’s wearing
his hearing aid he’s able to detect slight
sounds and vibrations. He converts those vibrations
into sound and that’s how he’s able to dance. # Let it all go
Let it all go. # All the work that he has to put in,
like, harder than anyone else. He has to go above and beyond just
so he can get to this stage. Chris, it’s time for your audition.
If you want to head through. Good luck. Thank you. You guys need to open the mirror
for my brother because he’s extremely determined,
very unique and he’s very talented. Do you know what,
I reckon it’s going to be awesome. # To let it go # We strong enough # To let it go # Oh-oh-oh # Oh-oh. # Let’s go. Let’s go.
Let’s go. Let’s go. MUSIC: God’s Plan
by Drake Oh, he’s good. Like, really good. Wow. Definitely a yes from me. Come on. That mirror’s got to open.
Simple. Over half the lights already.
Let’s go, let’s go. Yes! Yes! That’s my brother! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Yeah! Yes! Obviously runs in the family. Hey! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Oh, my goodness! Chris Fonseca! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Woo! He was amazing. Literally amazing. I loved that so, so, so much. I enjoyed the popping,
the locking, the tutting, the fact that it was lyrical. I absolutely loved every single bit
of it so thank you so much. APPLAUSE You know, I dance personally
because I’m inspired by the music. And watching you, you were so extremely musical for
someone who can’t hear the music. You became your own music. It was so beautiful to watch,
so thank you. APPLAUSE You feel the music.
It’s an incredible thing to witness. That was absolutely stunning. APPLAUSE By the way, you’re also very handsome! I’m with you, Cheryl. Thank you, captains.
How did that feel? It’s amazing. An amazing experience. Through my dancing career
I’ve faced so many barriers so this has been my opportunity
really just to show who I am, show that I’m a deaf dancer,
but absolutely I can do this. Yeah! Woohoo! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE # Invincible # Invincible # Invincible # Love’s our protector # Invincible # Invincible