Braiden Houle reviews The Mush Hole
The Mush Hole is a very powerful movement piece based upon the first Residential School of Canada. Immediately I was drawn towards this production before seeing it because of the content. What I really appreciated about this play was the movement aspect of the storytelling. The characters experienced trauma throughout their lives and the physicality of the the performers made me experience what they were going through. For the most part, they were all silent but the movement was the voice of each of these performers. Another part of the show that really got me deeper into the experience was the fact that the production brought and used a handful of bricks that were actually from the Residential School in Six Nations. For me, I was very uncomfortable every time the performer touched those bricks and this stuck with me for the entire play. This play is the exact conversation that is happening now in our country and if no one fully understands the history of what happened in Residential Schools, I fully recommend seeing this production.
Miigwetch to Kaha:wi Dance Theatre for bringing this production to Manitoba Theatre for Young People.