The Shoe Project

Sun January 23, 2022 - 2:00 PM
The Shoe Project

One Yellow Rabbit


The Shoe Project: Standing Strong

January 23, 2022 – 2:00PM

Contemporary Calgary


Part of the 36th annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts


Returning to the High Performance Rodeo!  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.  This performance by 10 newcomer women presents their immigration stories crafted under the mentorship of 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.


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