Kaha:wi Dance Theatre use their signature fusion of dance, music and multi-media/projection to further their mission of educating youth about Indigenous history and finding a pathway to reconciliation. The Mush Hole performance portrays the devastating intergenerational impact of those who “served time” at the Mohawk Institute a.k.a. The Mush Hole. Survivor testimonials, writings and residential school documentation served as the basis for this performance. These truths shape a haunting portrayal of two generations of survivors their trauma, school life, loss of culture and finally personal discovery and finding hope.
- Aboriginal dance that expresses cultural identity
- Dance to communicate social/historical issues
- Dance that reflects traditions of diverse communities
“A stunning and powerful production about a difficult truth we are all still grappling with.” – Kevin Loring, Director of Indigenous Theatre, National Arts Centre