MUKUTHÔ is a new collaborative dance work by Casimiro Nhussi and Pulga Muchochoma. This world premiere work is based on a Mozambican ritual from the Chuabo tribe that is performed by elders to communicate with ancestors for guidance, forgiveness, and reconnection to the living. This ritual also serves to welcome new family members, connect different generations within families, and as the method of passing knowledge from elders to younger generations through dance, song, and music. Customarily, people will sit around a circle while the elder pours white corn flour into a white fabric on the floor; they then lead a prayer while everyone around the circle answers with a traditional word followed by a double clap. Both Casimiro and Pulga are from Mozambique, and the goals for this work are for the artists to find connections to the ancestors and to reconnect to our past. MUKUTHÔ takes audience members on a journey of experiencing this ritual through a performance of dance, song, and live music.
Who is it for?
$5 to $50
Some advance tickets will be available for purchase at set prices however the majority of tickets will continue to be offered on a Pay-What-You-Wish basis. At noon, two days prior to each performance, at least 50% of ticket capacity will become available at PWYW and a limited number of those tickets will be available in-person starting 45 minutes prior to the performance to accommodate cash sales. Advertised ticket prices include applicable fees and HST.
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
August 19 to 22 , 2021 | 8:00 PM
Venue & Address
High Park Amphitheatre , 1873 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON Canada M6R 2Z3
Accessible by Public Transport