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Mon, Mar 9, 20207:30 pm
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The Isabel Human Rights Arts Festival
  • Santee Smith

The Mush Hole


Created and Produced by Santee Smith 

Remount Production by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre 

Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:30 PM


The Mush Hole is a dance performance which reflects the realities of the Mohawk Institute residential school experience. Created in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, it opens a window into the atrocities inflicted on thousands of Indigenous children and it attempts to close the door on historical amnesia. Through specificity we find universality, The Mush Hole is a story about hope and finding light in dark places. As much as it speaks to intergenerational trauma it screams resilience. 


Performers: Montana, Summers, Raelyn Metcalf, Julianne Blackbird, Jonathan Fisher

Stage Manager: Kennedy Brooks

Production Tour Manager/Lighting Designer: Evan Sandham 


Supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, with production partners the Woodland Cultural Centre, Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, Socrates Project - McMaster University, Art Gallery of Guelph, Thru The Red Door 


Please be aware there are mature themes involved and not recommended for ages 12 and under.

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