Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (Six Nations/Toronto): The Mush Hole
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (140 Charlotte St, Peterborough)
Saturday November 2 2019
The Mush Hole reflects the realities of the Mohawk Institute residential school experience through dance, and offers a way to open dialogue and to heal, through acknowledgement and honouring the spirit of Survivors and families that were impacted. Santee Smith is an award-winning producer and choreographer, whose original work has been seen around the world and featured on film and television. In 2012 her dance work about lacrosse, The Creator’s Game, had its world premiere for a crowd of 3,000 at the Peterborough Memorial Centre during the Ode’min Giizis Festival. Learn more about Kaha:wi Dance Theatre.
This production is a theatrical portrayal of the environment and experiences of students at the Mohawk Institute – a Canadian Indian Residential School. The play also depicts the memories and impacts on families and community of other Residential School Survivors. Their experiences include physical abuse, fighting, sexual abuse, emotional trauma, family conflict and substance abuse. Herbal cigarettes are smoked on stage.
SANTEE SMITH / TEKARONHIAHKWA – Performing as #29 / Mabel
RAELYN METCALFE – Performing as #17 / Grace
MONTANA SUMMERS – Performing as #34 / Walter, a.k.a. Wall Eye
JULIANNE BLACKBIRD – Performing as The One Who Got Away / #11
JONATHAN FISHER – Performing as #48 / Ernest
Main Photo: Ian R Maracle