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May 27, 2018

Click here to see a Dil(emma) Kate blog post written by Emma McCool venturing inside the minds of Artistic Director, Clarissa K. Ko, and Sound Designer, Marysa Robinson, on their process in collaborating to create (de)classified.

Coming up: Clarissa, Malia, Joyce, and Kathleen will be performing as part of These Bodies Sing of Home at the Asian Art Museum’s Samsung Hall on Thursday May 31st, 2018.

These Bodies Sing of Home, is a celebration and invocation of home through poetry, dance and other forms of interdisciplinary performance art. A group of pan-Asian artists examines the familiarity and the strangeness that comes with the idea of home: the longing for a motherland, the search for peace in one’s own body or the way diaspora communities carry pieces of home wherever they go. How do queerness, immigration, (de)colonization and healing all contribute to the meaning of home?”
Date: Thursday May 31st, 2018
Time: Doors and Bar open 6:00pm. Show 7:00pm-8:30pm
LocationAsian Art Museum Samsung Hall

April 20, 2018

We had a fantastic run of (de)classified at CounterPulse through their Edge Residency Program. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us and spoke to us post show.

Coming up:

  • Artistic Director, Clarissa K. Ko, will be at Luna Dance Institute April 26, 2018 at 12:30pm.
  • The company will be performing at Tenderloin Sunday Streets May 6th, 2018 at 1:00pm
  • and more to be announced events to come…

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Photo by Robbie Sweeny

March 28, 2018

Take a look inside Five Feet Dance’s Artistic Director’s (Clarissa K. Ko) sketchbook and the artistic process that culminates in ‘(de)classified’ at CounterPulse April 5-14.

March 8, 2018

We are less than a month away from the premiere of ‘(de)classified’ at CounterPulse April 5-14!

Tickets are available for purchase now! Please visit the CounterPulse website to learn more.

We thank you so much for your continued support as we count down the days. We’re excited to see you at the show.

Five Feet Dance, photo by Afshin Odabaee

Photo by: Afshin Odabaee

March 2, 2018

Fifteen Minutes with Five Feet Dance: Creating Space.

We recorded a podcast that’s posted on CounterPulse’s website. We talk about the unique space we’ve created as a group of Asian American Women who are intentionally listening to each other and asking difficult questions.

We are interested hearing your thoughts about the podcast to continue the conversation.

“I feel really drawn and impelled to talk to everyone I talk to about this work. Not just this work, but the work, and it’s really- it’s informed the way I talk to other Asian American folks – to my Mom, my Dad, to my brother – and to White people and to not White people. Just having these conversations is so important right now.” -Malia Byrne

Five Feet Dance Recording our Podcast

February 4, 2018

Thank you to everyone who supported us during our fundraising campaign! We are channeling all the love and support into making work for April 5-7 and 12-14, 2018, premiere of (de)classified. We have our first Work In Progress showing, as part of our residency at CounterPulse, in less than two weeks time.

In the mean time, have a look at our ‘works.’ page to see an excerpt video of a piece we performed at Dance Brigade’s Dance Mission Theater in January.

January 6, 2018

Happy New Year! We are grateful for all the support we have receive so far on our campaign….we’ve reach 37% of our $2,500 goal.

There is some time left to contribute to our upcoming projects: 12 DAYS LEFT!

Don’t delay, any amount is much appreciated and will be extremely helpful in achieving our goals this season.

December 23, 2017

Limited Edition Five Feet Dance 17oz Insulated Water Bottle

We’ve reached 20% of our $2,500 goal!! THANK YOU to all our donors so far. 

Help us meet our goal for compensation of our artists to be possible.

Earn sweet and awesome thank-you’s in return for your generosity and support, such as limited edition Five Feet Dance insulated water bottles, little improvised dances for you, invitation to private rehearsal etc.

Support us via our INDIEGOGO page.

December 2, 2017

Five Feet Dance @ Dance Mission’s Choreographer’s Showcase

We will be sharing a short snippet of (de)classified in an evening full of other Bay Area choreographers. Tickets are available now! Click here for the Brown Paper Ticket’s page to purchase or call 1-800-838-3006.

Program A:

Saturday, January 20th, 2018. 8pm

Sunday, January 21st, 2018. 4pm

July 30th, 2017

CounterPulse Artist in Residence!

Five Feet Dance is pleased to announce that Clarissa K. Ko has been invited to be an Artist in Residence at CounterPulse through their Edge program to produce an original piece of work using the generous support of the organization.

“CounterPulse is building a movement of risk-taking art that shatters assumptions and builds community. We provide space and resources for emerging artists and cultural innovators, serving as an incubator for the creation of socially relevant, community-based art and culture. CounterPulse acts as a catalyst for art and action; creating a forum for the open exchange of art and ideas, sparking transformation in our communities and our society. We work towards a world that celebrates diversity of race, class, cultural heritage, artistic expression, ability, gender identity & sexual orientation. We strive to create an environment that is physically and economically accessible to everyone.”

More exciting information about the project, the dancers, and the process to come soon…

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This work is developed through the CounterPulse Artist Residency Commissioning Program with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the Ken Hempel Fund for the Arts.


April 20th, 2017

Charlotte and Clarissa Live Streamed their rehearsal at Luna Dance 25 Points of View event!

They invited live and virtually-live audience members to participate in their choreographic process. Here is a summary video of how the day and live streaming went:

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