THE MUSH HOLE

Created, Directed and Produced by Santee Smith
Remount Produced by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

ON THE MAINSTAGE OCT. 16-25, 2019
RECOMMENDED FOR GRADES 6-12 | AGES 11 & UP
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Description

A dance performance about truths of the Mohawk Institute Residential School.

From award-winning choreographer, director and producer Santee Smith and the internationally acclaimed Kaha:wi Dance Theatre comes a story of truth, acknowledgement and resilience. A groundbreaking new production of dance and theatre, The Mush Hole explores the devastating intergenerational impact of Canada’s Residential School system.

Ancestral Teaching: Truth. The Mush Hole…offers a way to open dialogue and to heal, through acknowledgment and honouring the spirit of Survivors and families.” — Santee Smith

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Runs approx. 65 min.*
*Run time does not include the post-show Q&A that takes place immediately after most performances (with the exception of previews or cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances).

First rehearsals for The Mush Hole: (video via Kaha:wi Dance Theatre)

Cast

Program & Study Guide

Drama Workshop

Curriculum Connections

Social Studies – Heritage and Identity; First Nations, Metis and Inuit Studies; Canadian and World Studies; Language Arts/English; The Arts – Drama and Dance

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Truth

Themes

Engaging with Truth and Reconciliation and the legacy of Residential Schools, Importance of family and love, Breaking down stereotypes, Resilience, Empathy

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Members of the public are welcome to attend weekday school performances, subject to availability, at regular Family/Public ticket prices. Please call 416.862.2222 to inquire.