Mitsu Salmon’s Butoh and Movement Workshop will draw from Butoh, contemporary dance, and experimental theater, exploring the connection with the body, unconscious and imagery. The class will focus on body-weather, Noguchi, and mythical creatures through guided imagery and structured improvisation. Noguchi exercises foster an experience of the body as water with the goal of encountering and releasing the natural body. Students will also work with guided imagery, movement, and structured improvisation. Students are welcome to modify exercises based on their imaginations and interests. All levels welcome; please wear comfortable clothing.
Image by Lydia Moore
But also feel free to just show up
Artist website: www.mitsusalmon.com
Mitsu Salmon creates performance and visual works that fuse multiple disciplines. Her current project investigates botany, familial histories, colonization, and archives. She trained in Butoh and was a member of the Butoh company, Ima Tenko and Kiraza, for 3 years in Japan. Salmon received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014 and her undergrad degree from NYU.She has presented work at places such as the Chicago Cultural Center, Highways, Performance Space 122, and internationally at Hebbel Am Uffer in Berlin, London Performance Art Festival, and Urbanguild in Kyoto, Japan. She has participated in artist residencies at Taipei Artist Village, Villa Pandan Harum in Bali, High Concept Lab, Links Hall, the Chicago Cultural Center and Oxbow. She was awarded best collaborative multi-disciplinary performance by Newcity in 2015, DCASE IAP, and a touring grant through Midwest Nexus in 2018.