Combining a variety of multimedia elements and object manipulations, Japanese American dancer Mitsu Salmon’s “Tsuchi,” a collaborative performance with sound artist Alyssa Moxley, musician Kevin Carey and Mike Hero, as part of the Chicago Cultural Center’s “In the Works” program, was ambitious in the scale of its narrative sweep and in the challenge of balancing all of its many moving parts. Relating aspects of her heritage and cultural identity channeled Proust-like through her recent experience working as a server in a sushi restaurant, and combining space-composition techniques that incorporate unusual interactions, including balancing a pineapple on her head as she moves, for instance, or baptismally dousing her head with alcohol as a statement of immersion. Simultaneously moving, informative and at times heart-wrenching, the ambitious scale of Salmon’s work continues to impress.
Top 5 Emerging Dancer Performances of 2015 Victoria Bradford, “Neighborhood Dances” Rose Hernandez and Efron Arcoiris, “Burning Orchid” Mitsu Salmon, “Tsuchi” Hope Goldman, “Pussy Willow” Adam Rose, Antibody Corporation, “Against Being” —Michael Workman - See more at: http://www.newcitystage.com/2015/12/17/newcitys-top-5-of-everything-2015-stage/#sthash.CbG365og.dpuf
Featured in Bali Arts "Women in Arts" Issue July 2011
For the exhibition "Awakenings" at the Made Budhiana Gallery as part of the residency at Villa Pandan Harum in Ubud Bali.
Featured in Stroud Life and Stroud News and Journal, January 15th, 2014
For the piece Fish Dreams and Beyond presented at the Stroud Valley Arts Center and received a grant through SAIC Graduate Travel Grant
Featured in Bali Tribun July 27th, 2011
Title: Enjoying the Butoh dancer and painter
Review of my work for the exhibition and dance performance "Awakenings"