12th Annual Emerson SPRING TO DANCE® Festival

Thursday, May 23rd, 6pm
Touhill Performing Arts Center

Company's Mission

Movement + Humanity = FUKUDANCE

I believe that every person has the innate wisdom to perceive their own connectedness and the expansive, multifaceted reality of their existence. The roots of suffering lie in the belief that we are disconnected and powerless cogs in society's machinery. As an artist, I feel it is my mission to inspire audiences and performers to awaken to their ability to sense, comprehend and embrace their greater, connected selves. I believe that dance holds a special place in inspiring the humanity of audiences. As we all have a body, there is an innate empathy towards the dance performer. As the dancer experiences their own awakening and movement catharsis, the audience will empathetically experience it too. I use the body's movement to explore specific facets of the wisdom of connectedness. FUKUDANCE is a collective group of artists with the integrities who believe in the mission. 


MAY. 6. 2019

UNH Dance Showcase, Durahm NH more info

MAY. 23. 2019

12th Annual Emerson SPRING TO DANCE®, St. Louis MO more info

JUN 21 & 22. 2019

14th Annual Provincetown Dance Festival, Truro MA more info

 JUN 24 to 30. 2019

Seven to the seventh, Tokyo, Japan more info

 JUL 31 & AUG 1. 2019

The Second International Dance Award for Mature Soloist, Mexico City, Mexico more info

Recent Works

You are not Yours

"You Are Not Yours" explores the hypothetical space where the dancers become the marionette, imaginary strings connected to the dancer's head, back and other possible body parts manipulating the dancer's body. It is the movement based exploration that stimulates the audience's mind by abstractly unraveling the contradiction of the reality of hierarchical society.


Abstractly interpreted about eclosion (metamorphosis in French), meaning the life stage of some insects undergoing transformation. Hands are the symbols of freedom, growth, and transformation. Movements without hands metaphors something incomplete, restricted or something in process to become complete. How they (or we) struggle to transform. Discoveries, challenges during the transformation.  

Do You Hear Me?

Inspired by Beethoven's struggle after he became completely deaf.  Feeling sound from vibrations and metronomes.  


...the evening’s chief pleasure...Fukuda knew exactly what he was doing here: creating a work of easeful harmony...bringing to mind freedom and flight…in this altogether pleasing work. The real credit was due to Fukuda’s modest, tasteful proposal.   -March 8, 2014 by  Sarah Kaufman

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Fee support for FUKUDANCE may be available to nonprofit organizations through the New England States Touring (NEST) program of the New England Foundation for the Arts. Visit www.nefa.org for more information.