Theatre Review: Kaha: Wi beautiful

By Kristin McVeigh

The set consists of five trees drawn onto fabric stretching from floor to ceiling on the black stage. There is the occasional light show among the simple costumes of neutral colours. The vibrant life of this production goes beyond its set dressing, coming from the dance choreography of Santee Smith and the production’s haunting music.

Kaha:wi is a performance full of Iroquoi themes of birth, death, rebirth and daily life. Told through dance and music, the show is beautiful. The dancing is stunning-graceful nature always present. But, in other parts, its unpredictable raw movements grip you. The music itself deserves credit for its traditional and engaging sound. Kaha:wi is a show not to be missed.

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