Updated: Feb 26
On our fourth episode of ‘organizations’ month, your co-hosts Azaria and Reyna interview leader, artist, speaker, and founder of Infinite Flow, Marisa Hamamoto. In this episode, we go behind the screen and talk about Marisa’s childhood and career path as a stroke and sexual assault survivor, creating and leading Infinite Flow, how to promote inclusion, problem solving, and steps for empowering change.
This week on DANCE BEHIND THE SCREEN PODCAST…
[0:31] Azaria and Reyna introduce Marisa Hamamoto
QUESTIONS WITH MARISA HAMAMOTO
[2:35] Reyna asks: “For our listeners who don’t know about you or Infinite Flow can you talk about how the company came to be?”
[21:39] Azaria asks: “I think Reyna and I can both relate to your childhood story. I know Reyna your story is similar too, correct?”
[27:00] Azaria asks: “Another thing that came up in your talk is ballet. Ballet has really been a central focus around conversations of inclusivity and acceptance. What pressures did you feel that you didn’t meet in ballet?”
[33:00] Azaria asks: “Your company has taken a different approach. Can you tell our audience, what is your company doing now and who do we see in your company now?”
[49:24] Reyna asks: “How do you say NO to the BOX?”
[47:53] Azaria asks:
1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?
“Anything Brené Brown”
[48:18] Reyna asks:
2- What was the first dance you saw?
“A bunch of girls inside of a dance studio dancing when I was 5”
[47:35] Azaria asks:
3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?
“It depends on the situation and the person that’s using it”
[48:52] Reyna asks:
4- What is your favorite social media platform?
“I don't have a favorite...but Facebook is one of my partners"
#MarisaHamamoto Recommended Resources
Company- Infinite Flow Dance, https://www.infiniteflowdance.org
Video- 6-Step Salsa Dance, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPwGClXRGxQ
Person- Adolfo Indacochea, https://www.instagram.com/adolfoindacochea/?hl=en
Person- Brené Brown, https://brenebrown.com/
Film- Scoops of Inclusion, https://www.scoopsofinclusion.org/
Instagram- @infiniteflowdance | @marisahamamoto