Friday, January 6, 2012

"Telling stories with movement and music
—in surprising new ways —
where the aural and visual elements complement and juxtapose one another"

Los Angeles Weekly

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Upcoming Performance February 2011

2.2 (wed) Ur食堂LIVE!

Nadia Porcar & ryotaro

Mitsu Salmon

OPEN 18:00 / START 20:00

no charge!

Nadia, a singer and filmmaker from France welcome and farewell performance. I will be doing a few songs with ryotaro, accordionist as well.

「 Ur食堂LIVE! 」気軽にパフォーマンスに触れて頂く機会をと 食堂営業時にライブをやっております。

2.17 (thu) JunKroom special event

Great International Show with 3 guests from Norway!

Sigbj_rn Apeland and Espen Sommer Eide (duo)
Sseeaann Rrooee (solo)
Mitsu Salmon & ryotaro

OPEN 18:45 / START 19:00

adv.1800 yen with 1drink / door.2000 yen with 1drink
学生割引:1800 yen with 1drink

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Previous performance

12.27 (mon) International Love Cabaret

My father is coming all the way from LA to do this performance with myself and ryotaro. Below is my first performance at the age of 8. It was a duet with my father.

Wiilliam Salmon
Mitsu Salmon & ryotaro
Ronnarong Khampa and 大西由希子 and Jerry Gordon
ЯAW elements+DoDo

OPEN 18:30 / START 19:30

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Mitsu Salmon creates solo and collaborative video and performance pieces.

Born in Los Angeles, California.
Salmon graduated in 2005 from NYU where she majored in Experimental Theater, studying theater and visual arts.

She has lived and studied in India, England, Germany, Amsterdam and Japan.

She has performed solo work at places such Performance Space 122, Dance Theater Workshop, Highways Performance Space and internationally at Hebbel Am Uffer, the Berlin Performance Art Festival and the London Performance Art Festival.

She has collaborated with England based theatre group, the Solvents, John Jesurun and extensively with Open Gate Theater.

She has been awarded Los Angeles Getty Multicultural Internship Grant, Tisch Scholarship and an artist residency at Earthdance.

Currently she resides in Kyoto, Japan.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Collaborations- Japan

Currently I live in Kyoto, Japan where I moved two years ago in order to get in touch with my roots. My mother is originally from Japan, but moved to the USA as a young child. Kyoto is an exquistely beautiful place and I constantly struck with the gorgeous details in daily life, from the packaging of my food to the ordaments in a women`s hair.
One of my main ways to enter the culture is by studying butoh dance with Ima Tenko. She was a former member of the company Byakkosha. A company I grew up looking at pictures of in my father`s books on butoh. She tells me stories of Japan during its heyday in the 1980s before the bubble burst and avant garde artists were funded. She has introduced many folktales and symbols of Japan to me. I am in her company Ima Tenko and Kiraza. Currently we are working on the piece, The Peacock Boat.

I am currently collaborating with ryotaro, an accordion player , composer and performer. His playing is stunning, fierce and at moments beautifully melancholy. We have performed together in Europe and the USA.

Our work is a series of intimate segments, both choreographed and spontaneous. Music and dance are the essential elements in the pieces. We also use text, comedy and surrealistic imagery to create work, which examines universal and complex issues, particularly the theme of belonging and longing.

I have previously worked with the following artists and companies.

Open Gate Theater
Los Angeles, USA

The Solvents

Berlin, Germany
Totnes, England

John Jesurun
New York, USA

Bread and Puppet Theater

Vermont, USA

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


RAIN performed 10/30/2008 at Urban Guild Kyoto
RAIN is collaboration between ryotaro and myself. The music and choreography are inspired by the underlying image of rain and its associations with water, continuous moving and falling, memory and longing.

For more excerpts please click.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Tenjin Matsuri

Tenjin Matsuri

July 2008, Osaka Japan

Video by Ben Anderson

Friday, September 5, 2008

Tales of Love and Woe

Tales of Love and Woe

January 2008
Diavolo Performance Center
Los Angeles, USA

Los Angeles Weekly Pick of the Week

Video by Marcus Chun

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Berlin Street Performance

Street Performance

March, 2007
Berlin, Germany
In collaboration with Baptiste Andre

Video by Baptiste Andre

Tuesday, July 1, 2008