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Purpose Driven Dance

A one-of-a-kind conference promoting dance and movement as a force for good.

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July 16, 2020 Update:

I'm guessing you following me through the Refinery 29 video.  Thank you for visiting my campaign.  Long story short, the R29 x adidas video was supposed to initially get published late March, but due to the Covid-19 and civil unrest, it got postponed.  In the meantime, I quietly reached my initial funding goal of $30k for Purpose Driven Dance on March 23 amidst Covid-19 madness.  However, I had to postpone the event altogether.  I'm planning for Feb-Mar 2021, but have not set the date yet.  In the meantime, if you are reading this, I'm guessing you have interest in my work.  Here are a couple ways you can further engage and support me:

1.  Leave your name and email and sign up for my newsletter at my personal website.  I have some exciting virtual events coming up in partnership with a couple big brands and would love to have you there. 

2.  Follow me on Instagram and connect with me on LinkedIn.

3.  Book me/us to speak or perform at your next event.  Write to me directly: Marisa@InfiniteFlowDance.org

4.  If you would like to leave a tax-deductible donation, yes I definitely won't say no to that :). All donations July-Aug through this iFundwomen campaign will go towards supporting the Infinite Flow School Assembly program, which we are now in the process of producing a school assembly based video program that will be available to elementary schools across the country for FREE.  You can make the contribution on this page.

Thank you again for your support!!!

xo Marisa Hamamoto

 

Purpose Driven Dance 
May 24-25, 2020
(Event postponed due to Covid-19)

Purpose Driven Dance is a conference that brings together a community of people who seek to use dance and movement as a force for good.  Placing diversity, inclusion, and accessibility at the forefront, Purpose Driven Dance will bring together a community of dancers, athletes, artists, and entrepreneurs, and provide an unforgettable experience where you get to hear directly from purpose driven leaders, explore your calling, and dance towards a purpose bigger than yourself.  Hosted by Infinite Flow and open to movers of all abilities, all levels, and all walks of life, the 2-day event (originally scheduled for May 24-25, 2020, now postponed to Spring 2021 due to Covid-19) in Los Angeles will include performances, panels, movement workshops, breakout sessions, and tons of opportunities to network and rally a community around what matters to you.  

 

About Infinite Flow

Infinite Flow - An Inclusive Dance Company is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit and professional dance company composed of dancers with and without disabilities using dance to inspire inclusion. Since 2015, Infinite Flow’s professional dancers have performed over 100 times, from school assemblies to corporate events with Apple, Facebook, Red Bull, Porsche, Kaiser Permanente, Farmer's Insurance, among others. Their dance videos have been viewed by over 75 Million people on Facebook alone, and they have been featured by NBC Today, ABC Good Morning America, among other national and international media outlets. Infinite Flow was founded by Marisa Hamamoto, a professional dancer and stroke survivor who was temporarily paralyzed from the neck down while a college student.  Infinite Flow is available for performances, keynotes, panels, accessibility & inclusion workshops, and school assemblies.

 

Lets #ReimagineDance

According to some studies, over half of Americans are currently unhappy at work (Conference Board, 2018), and 1 in 5 Americans suffer from a mental illness (American Institute of Mental Health, 2017).   We also live in an age where people zone out on their gadgets for hours.  Dance can make a difference in today’s world.  But, when I look around, I see so many dancers go down the rabbit hole of comparing themselves to others, labeling themselves a failure for not landing that one job, and getting caught up in just paying bills. 

Dance is so much more than that.  When in doubt, focus out.  When I aligned my passion for dance with the purpose of creating inclusion, I found fulfillment in my work.  Doors I didn’t even know existed opened and my network expanded.  Now, I’m ready to help you also find purpose in the work you do.  

 

Funding DNA

100% funds raised will go towards producing the first Purpose Driven Dance Conference and growing the movement and community proceeding the conference.

We are also seeking food, beverage, airline, and travel sponsors to help cover travel costs for school assemblies outside of the Southern California region.  Contact Marisa@InfiniteFlowDance.org should you be a potential travel sponsor.

 

Some of Our Dancers

Speakers Include

Marisa Hamamoto - Founder, CEO, Artistic Director, Infinite Flow

Tony Adkins, PA-C - The "dancing doc" you've see dancing with kids in the hospital all over social media

Lucy Wallace - Founder, Dance To Be Free.  Bringing dance to women in prisons.

JoAnn Jansen - Special needs parent and choreographer for many classic dance films you have seen

** More speakers will be added shortly.

 

Movement Workshop Leaders Include  

Lucy Wallace - Founder, Dance To Be Free.  Bringing dance to women in prisons.

Akemi Walsh - Master hula instructor

** More movement leaders will be added shortly.

 

adidas x iFundwomen

This campaign has been supported through a partnership between adidas x iFundwomen.  Infinite Flow founder Marisa Hamamoto was selected by adidas as 1 of 9 women leaders across the globe "reimagining sport" representing adidas' International Women's Day campaign 2020.

About Marisa Hamamoto - Founder

While a college student, Marisa suffered a stroke in her spinal cord that temporarily paralyzed her from the neck down.  This life changing incident eventually led her to create Infinite Flow, a nonprofit and professional dance company, composed of dancers with and without disabilities using dance to inspire inclusion and innovation.  Since 2015, Marisa has led Infinite Flow’s dancers to perform at over 100 events, from school assemblies to corporate events with Apple, Facebook, Red Bull, Porsche, Farmer’s Insurance, International Monetary Fund, Kaiser Permanente, among others.  Her videos have been viewed by over 75 Million people on Facebook alone with Sheryl Sandberg and George Takei being amongst the public figures that have shared her work, and she has been featured on NBC Today, ABC Good Morning America, among other media outlets. Marisa and wheelchair ballroom world champion Piotr Iwanicki made history by being the first dancers to perform at Apple’s Steve Jobs Theater with CEO Tim Cook in the audience, and has also been a social impact fellow with Red Bull Amaphiko and Facebook Community Leadership Program.  Marisa is a leader, artist, and speaker on the rise looking to empower people through dance and storytelling to think outside the box, disable bias, build new connections, and create breakthrough innovations.       

Why inclusion 

We have each had the experience of being excluded, whether it was not being invited to a birthday party or being rejected from a job application.  Perhaps some of these incidents came as a result of bias and being judged on your identity.  At the same time, we have each experienced fear of going into the unknown, whether it's the fear of connecting with new people perceived different from ourselves, or embarking on a new job or activity.  But the interesting thing is when you collaborate with someone "different" from yourself, there is no choice but to get a little creative to make things work.  This is why INCLUSION INSPIRES INNOVATION.  And more interesting, when you embrace inclusion, you embrace your own uniqueness.  Now imagine a world where inclusion is a given... this is the culture we are incubating with our #InfiniteInclusion school assembly programs.

Contact

If you have questions, please contact

Marisa Hamamoto
Info@InfiniteFlowDance.org
949-267-8751

Checks can be written to "Infinite Flow - A Wheelchair Dance Company" and sent to:

Infinite Flow
14622 Ventura Blvd, #102-373
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Note: This is a PO Box, not a physical location.  We do not yet have our own brick and mortar dance studio and rent space around the LA region for our rehearsals and classes.

 

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 $1-25: 250 points, $26-50: 500 points, $51-99: 750 points, $100+: 1000 points.

 

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** We want to make sure that sponsors have values and interests in line with the conference and that they are able to achieve their marketing goals through the partnership.  Please contact Marisa@InfiniteFlowDance.org if you are interested and would like to further discuss.

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  • Logo on revolving sponsor slide on main conference presenter

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** We want to make sure that sponsors have values and interests in line with the conference and that they are able to achieve their marketing goals through the partnership.  Please contact Marisa@InfiniteFlowDance.org if you are interested and would like to further discuss.

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  • Acknowledgment in Infinite Flow email to 2500 subscribers - 2x with logo and link 

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  • Logo on revolving sponsor slide on main conference presenter

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** We want to make sure that sponsors have values and interests in line with the conference and that they are able to achieve their marketing goals through the partnership.  Please contact Marisa@InfiniteFlowDance.org if you are interested and would like to further discuss.

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  • Name, logo and link on conference webpage, title placement

  • Name and logo on sponsor “Thank You” signage at conference, title placement

  • Acknowledgment in Infinite Flow email to 2500 subscribers - 3x with logo and link 

  • Recognition in digital conference program with logo and link 

  • Vendor table or 8x5 installation in event hallway for full two-day conference

  • Logo on revolving sponsor slide on main conference presenter

  • Opportunity to include item(s) in gift bag 

  • Recognition as sponsor on name badge

  • Private meet & greet dinner with Founder Marisa Hamamoto, Infinite Flow Dancers, and Speakers.

  • Name and logo in printed conference program

  • Named recognition by MC on stage

  • Dedicated banner acknowledging Title sponsorship at conference

  • Dedicated highlight in post-conference recap video 

** We want to make sure that sponsors have values and interests in line with the conference and that they are able to achieve their marketing goals through the partnership.  Please contact Marisa@InfiniteFlowDance.org if you are interested and would like to further discuss.

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  • Admission to conference for both days
  • Lunch for both days of conference

  • Event tote bag full of goodies

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  • Early-Bird exclusive impact photoshoot (in Los Angeles in April)

** Price goes up to $125/Person starting April 6

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  • Admission to conference for both days

  • Lunch for both days of conference

  • Event tote bag full of goodies

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  • Early-Bird exclusive impact photoshoot (in Los Angeles in April)

** Price goes up to $125/Person starting April 6: $250 for 2 attendees.

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  • Admission to conference for both days

  • Lunch for both days of conference

  • Event tote bag full of goodies

  • Event T-Shirt

  • Early-Bird exclusive impact photoshoot (in Los Angeles in April)

** Price goes up to $125/Person starting April 6.  $600 for 5 attendees.

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  • One dedicated social media post across Infinite Flow’s Facebook (27K followers) & Instagram (7500 followers) accounts. 

  • Name, logo and link on conference webpage

  • Name and logo on sponsor “Thank You” signage at conference

  • Acknowledgment in Infinite Flow email to 2500 subscribers - 1x with logo

  • Recognition in digital conference program - name

  • Vendor table or 8x5 installation in event hallway for full two-day conference

  • Opportunity to include item(s) in gift bag 

** We want to make sure that sponsors have values and interests in line with the conference and that they are able to achieve their marketing goals through the partnership.  Please contact Marisa@InfiniteFlowDance.org if you are interested and would like to further discuss.

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  • 4 Complimentary tickets to entire two-day conference 
  • Two dedicated social media post across Infinite Flow’s Facebook (27K followers) & Instagram (7500 followers) accounts. 

  • Name, logo and link on conference webpage

  • Name and logo on sponsor “Thank You” signage at conference

  • Acknowledgment in Infinite Flow email to 2500 subscribers - 2x with logo

  • Recognition in digital conference program - logo

  • Vendor table or 8x5 installation in event hallway for full two-day conference

  • Logo on revolving sponsor slide on main conference presenter

  • Opportunity to include item(s) in gift bag 

  • Recognition as sponsor on name badge

** We want to make sure that sponsors have values and interests in line with the conference and that they are able to achieve their marketing goals through the partnership.  Please contact Marisa@InfiniteFlowDance.org if you are interested and would like to further discuss.

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  • 6 Complimentary tickets to entire two-day conference 

  • Three dedicated social media post across Infinite Flow’s Facebook (27K followers) & Instagram (7500 followers) accounts. 

  • Name, logo and link on conference webpage, prominent placement

  • Name and logo on sponsor “Thank You” signage at conference, prominent placement

  • Acknowledgment in Infinite Flow email to 2500 subscribers - 2x with logo and link 

  • Recognition in digital conference program with logo

  • Vendor table or 8x5 installation in event hallway for full two-day conference

  • Logo on revolving sponsor slide on main conference presenter

  • Opportunity to include item(s) in gift bag 

  • Recognition as sponsor on name badge

  • Private meet & greet dinner with Founder Marisa Hamamoto, Infinite Flow Dancers, and Speakers.

  • Name and logo in printed conference program

  • Named recognition by MC on stage

** We want to make sure that sponsors have values and interests in line with the conference and that they are able to achieve their marketing goals through the partnership.  Please contact Marisa@InfiniteFlowDance.org if you are interested and would like to further discuss.

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Title Sponsor (Only 1 spot available)
  • 12 Complimentary tickets to entire two-day conference 

  • Four dedicated social media post across Infinite Flow’s Facebook (27K followers) & Instagram (7500 followers) accounts. 

  • Name, logo and link on conference webpage, title placement

  • Name and logo on sponsor “Thank You” signage at conference, title placement

  • Acknowledgment in Infinite Flow email to 2500 subscribers - 3x with logo and link 

  • Recognition in digital conference program with logo and link 

  • Vendor table or 8x5 installation in event hallway for full two-day conference

  • Logo on revolving sponsor slide on main conference presenter

  • Opportunity to include item(s) in gift bag 

  • Recognition as sponsor on name badge

  • Private meet & greet dinner with Founder Marisa Hamamoto, Infinite Flow Dancers, and Speakers.

  • Name and logo in printed conference program

  • Named recognition by MC on stage

  • Dedicated banner acknowledging Title sponsorship at conference

  • Dedicated highlight in post-conference recap video 

** We want to make sure that sponsors have values and interests in line with the conference and that they are able to achieve their marketing goals through the partnership.  Please contact Marisa@InfiniteFlowDance.org if you are interested and would like to further discuss.

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Access to stream the conference program via private link post-event.

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