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19/20 BPAC Presents

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre: THE MUSH HOLE

There is currently a waitlist for this performance.

Audience advisory: Use of herbal cigarettes, representation of alcohol consumption, and scenes depicting residential school experiences and representations of abuse.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre use their signature fusion of dance, music and multi-media/projection to further their mission of educating youth about Indigenous history and finding a pathway to reconciliation. The Mush Hole performance portrays the devastating intergenerational impact of those who “served time” at the Mohawk Institute a.k.a. The Mush Hole. Survivor testimonials, writings and residential school documentation served as the basis for this performance. These truths shape a haunting portrayal of two generations of survivors their trauma, school life, loss of culture and finally personal discovery and finding hope.

Curriculum Connections

  • Aboriginal dance that expresses cultural identity
  • Dance to communicate social/historical issues
  • Dance that reflects traditions of diverse communities

“A stunning and powerful production about a difficult truth we are all still grappling with.” – Kevin Loring, Director of Indigenous Theatre, National Arts Centre

Dates & Times

THU MAR 5, 10am

Grade Level



Main Theatre

Ticket Prices

Regular: $10 (All in)

Study Guide

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