Cornell University welcomes the internationally-renown indigenous Canadian dance troupe Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, to perform their poignant and powerful theatrical dance performance, The Mush Hole.
Set in Canada’s first Indian residential school, The Mush Hole pays respect to Survivors, acknowledging the lives and spirits of generations of Indigenous children who “served time” at the Mohawk Institute Residential School. It is a story of their survival and resilience, created in close connection to Survivors, their writings, and interviews. The performance incorporates the bricks and mortar, the grounds of the Mohawk Institute, transporting audiences into the environment through a story of two generations of Survivors, exploring the intergenerational effects of the Mush Hole.
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s residency is sponsored by the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, the Department of Performing and Media Arts, The Provost’s Office for Faculty Development and Diversity, the Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, the Department of Art History and the American Studies Program.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. A reserved ticket does not guarantee a seat after the show begins. Reserved tickets are valid only until 10 minutes before start time. Once all reserved tickets have been claimed 10 minutes before the show's start, any unclaimed tickets will be released to the waitlist line on a first-come, first-served basis. The PMA box office will form a waitlist line 15-20 mins before the show's start time on the day of the show.