By Jenna Salisbury
Last Thursday, Donald “The Soul Man” Hyman swept students off their feet and into the funky and soulful world of Motown.
“Dancing in the Streets, The Motown Story” with Donald Hyman was organized by the Black Student Union in honor of Black History Month.
The event began with Hyman, a professor at The College of Saint Rose, telling the audience about his introduction to Motown’s greatest hits and stars back in the 1960s.
He proceeded to show the audience clips of famous Motown groups such as The Temptations and The Marvelettes.
Hyman peppered the presentation with a spunky, effervescent attitude and sassy humor, and even graced the audience with renditions of other Motown classics, such as “Money (That’s What I Want)” by Richard Wylie.
The presentation was all-inclusive, as Hyman selected every audience member in assisting with a few of the performances, even providing members with sequined headbands and feather boas.
Audience members performed numbers featuring artists such as Diana Ross and The Supremes.