One Yellow Rabbit presents
The Shoe Project
January 26 – 27, 2019 at various times
The Performance Hall
Calgary Central Library
800 3 Street SE
Part of the 33rd annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts
Returning to the High Performance Rodeo for the second year in a row! Walk a mile in their shoes. A delightful and enlightening journey of immigration and hope.
The Shoe Project is a writing and performance workshop where immigrant women tell the stories of their journeys to Canada. They are coached by veteran Canadian writers and theatre professionals.
Shoes accompany us on all our journeys. They say who we are, where we came from and where we are going. Writing and performing their shoe memoirs allows members to be heard in the Canadian mainstream. These powerful stories are bridges carrying us all to deeper understanding.
Now in its sixth year, The Shoe Project was created by novelist Katherine Govier and incubated at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto.
“I’m blown away. Those women are amazing, their stories bold and brave and filled with humour, love, and all the travails of making their journeys here. I loved the various shoes, the boots, the “slippers”. What an outstanding project!” — Catherine Mitchell, publisher