Reshaping the future of dance is possible with practitioners like Marisa Hamamoto taking people through the steps. She founded her Los Angeles-based dance company Infinite Flow Dance to integrate diversity so fully that it becomes yet another new normal.
Hamamoto was inspired to create Infinite Flow Dance after a life altering accident in which she experienced a spinal stroke that left her paralyzed from the neck down. "At that moment, I thought my life was over. Dancing was everything to me," says Hamamoto in an interview with Refinery 29.
The Infinite Flow Dance company also includes dancers with and without disabilities.
"Inclusion inspires innovation. By including people that are different into your space, that magic can happen."