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Salome Nieto Impermanent Flower May 27-28, 2022

Salome Nieto | Impermanent Flower | May 27–28, 2022 | The Roundhouse

Integrating Butoh with elements of storytelling and illustration, Impermanent Flower is a performance piece that explores ideas of happiness, impermanence, and beauty. It is inspired by a prominent image in Butoh -the wilting flower; the beauty of the flower is not on its blossom but in the process of dying.

45 minutes, no intermission

About Salome:

Salome Nieto is an accomplished contemporary dance artist renowned for her emotionally charged performances. Her solo work is highly influenced by butoh, Mexico’s marvellous reality and surrealism. Interdisciplinary by nature, her transformative works explore themes of ritual and identity. Nieto’s work can be described as conceptual, yet her process is propelled by intuition and meaning. Crucial to her artistic vision, she welcomes artists’ contributions from other disciplines through local and international collaborations, offering new possibilities for innovation. These collaborations encompass installations, traditional stage, site-specific and improvisational formats.

“Compelled to move, I dance, my body awakens.”

Nieto is an award-winning dancer, choreographer and instructor, who has taught and performed internationally, dedicating the last twenty-seven years to the study of butoh with established butoh artists from Germany, Argentina, Mexico, Canada and Japan. As well as her solo work, Nieto has danced predominantly with Canada’s leading post-butoh company, Kokoro Dance and Donna Redlick Dance. She currently holds the position of Fine and Performing Arts Programmer for Dance at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.


Concept , Choreography & Performance: Salome Nieto

Text: Maria de Jesús Nieto

English Adaption and Voice Over: Diane Farnsworth

Charlatan Man English Adaptation and Performance: Adam Farnsworth

Illustration: Natalia Renteria

Lighting Design: Phillip Birkby

Music, Photography and Graphic Design: Carl Craig

Technical Director & Stage Manager: Nicole Vieira

Production Assistant: Enrique Mohler

Language Companion: Shauna Paull

Costume Design: Salome Nieto

Costume Construction: Monica Thorness (Orange Flower)

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

The British Columbia Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and the KW Studios.

With special thanks to Lina De Guevara and Timothy Gosley

Salome Nieto gratefully acknowledges that this work was created on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking peoples and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nations, and will be performed on the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.