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
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
Santee Smith is from the Kahnyen’kehàka (Mohawk) Nation, Turtle Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario. She is a mother, multi-disciplinary artist, and award-winning producer, choreographer. Read full bio here.
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Program & Study Guide
Social Studies – Heritage and Identity; First Nations, Metis and Inuit Studies; Canadian and World Studies; Language Arts/English; The Arts – Drama and Dance
7 Ancestral Teachings
Engaging with Truth and Reconciliation and the legacy of residential schools, Importance of family and love, Breaking down stereotypes
- School and Groups
2:30PM | Relaxed Performance
10:15AM | Relaxed Performance1PM