Felicitas Fischer

dancer | choreographer | educator

Driven by a deep curiosity for movement in all forms, Felicitas is a contemporary dance artist working, teaching, and creating in the Bay Area. Her artistic approach incorporates diverse dance practices from around the world and reflects her own polyethnic-cultural experience through the means of storytelling + reclamation + resistance. She recognizes our bodies and kinesthetic presence as fundamentally political statements with the power to transmit unspoken truths, self-evident through our unique authentic expression and movement.


Choreographic Works

Lungs of the Earth

A hybrid exploration of movement, sound, and film capturing the social-political inferno and environmental crisis consuming the Amazon region of Brazil and its Indigenous communities.

Concept & Choreography | Felicitas Fischer
Director & Editor | Conni McKenzie
Sound Design | Jaime Serra dos Santos
Commissioned by the University of San Francisco Performing Arts & Social Justice Department
Featured in USF's Thacher Art Gallery Fall 2021 Exhibition All that you touch

POWERFUL woMAN

A conceptual piece exploring the corporeality of capitalist power, hyper-individualism, and patriarchal oppression against women of color in the workforce.

Choreography & Sound Design | Felicitas Fischer
Dancers | Saharla Vetsch, Isabel Ronquillo, Ariana Woodard, Felicitas Fischer
Music | “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton, “Pastillitas – Caberet Nocturne Remix” by Ali X
Excerpts from | Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, Do Not Speak of the Dead by Cecilia Llompart, Her Tin Skin by Evie Shockley, Loose Woman by Sandra Cisneros


Recent Performances

Echolocation  (2019)
Eli Nelson & Amie Dowling

Photo Credit - Robbie Sweeny

This Bitter Earth  (2019)
Jennifer Polyocan

Photo Credit - Robbie Sweeny

everchanging  (2018)
Dazaun Soleyn

Photo Credit - Robbie Sweeny

Coming Up Roses  (2018)
Megan Nicely

Photo Credit - Gabe Maxson


Ongoing Projects

Artists For Justice

Founder & Administrative Lead
June 2020 - Present

Artists For Justice is an all-inclusive community of artist-activists mobilizing their creativity to bring awareness and action to a variety of social-justice issues. For every artistic contribution, audiences are invited to take actionable steps towards supporting local social-justice initiatives of the artist's choice. Our goal is to honor and support the creative works of diverse artists while making an impact in our community through the power of the arts.

Stance on Dance

Contributing Writer
2013 - Present

For the past 8 years, I have been responding to the open-ended prompt: Where are you with dance?
Led by Stance on Dance lead editor Emmaly Wiederholt, this project serves as a time-capsule and meditative map that charts how young dancers, and their relationships to dance, evolve over time. Starting in early high school through post-college, this is an ongoing documentation of how I experience movement, myself, and the ever-shifting world of dance.


Classes & Workshops

Upcoming

  • Creative Coping Workshop with Jennifer Bury BFA, CMT, Certified Trainer/Supervisor in DSP™ & Felicitas Fischer Sundays 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 @ ODC | Register here

Past

  • Guest Workshop - Dance in SF at University of San Francisco | October 2021

  • Guest Workshop - Composition II at University of San Francisco | October 2021


In the Media