Marisa Hamamoto founded a dance company for anyone, disabled or able-bodied, six years ago. She is pictured with Piotr Iwanicki, a member of the company, Infinite Flow. Photo: Infinite Flow
Marisa Hamamoto founded a dance company for anyone, disabled or able-bodied, six years ago. She is pictured with Piotr Iwanicki, a member of the company, Infinite Flow. Photo: Infinite Flow

Asian-American dancer Marisa Hamamoto, who founded dance company for disabled and able-bodied, talks about her pain and why she’s dismantling stereotypes

  • When she was 19, Marisa Hamamoto was sexually assaulted. Not long after that, she suffered a stroke, triggering ‘years of trauma’ for the dancer
  • Her determination to overcome both these events have resulted in her setting up a dance company open to anyone who wants to take part, able-bodied or disabled

Marisa Hamamoto founded a dance company for anyone, disabled or able-bodied, six years ago. She is pictured with Piotr Iwanicki, a member of the company, Infinite Flow. Photo: Infinite Flow
Marisa Hamamoto founded a dance company for anyone, disabled or able-bodied, six years ago. She is pictured with Piotr Iwanicki, a member of the company, Infinite Flow. Photo: Infinite Flow
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