High Performance Rodeo

The Curious Yellow Shop

Jan. 15 - Feb. 4 2024

The Rodeo's outreach residency at cSPACE Eau Claire Neighbourhood Hub.


Fri 19 Jan. 7:00PM
Sat 27 Jan. 2:00PM
Sun 28 Jan. 2:00PM
Tue 30 Jan. 7:00PM




The Curious Yellow Shop serves as the Rodeo’s official educational and developmental program, with the primary aim of connecting established and emerging artists to create new works. This initiative includes a series of free public workshops and presentations for the community, led by festival artists. It also offers artist development sessions and residencies.

The purpose of The Curious Yellow Shop is to cultivate fresh relationships, networks, and opportunities for established, emerging, and underserved artists. Through professional development workshops provided to artists, community members, and students in Calgary, we aspire to establish a vibrant hub of activity. This hub will serve to inspire creators, audiences, and partners, encouraging them to delve deeper into our industry and the creative work being produced.

Sponsored by cSPACE Projects. Led by our 2024 Outreach Artist, Jamie Dunsdon, with the collaboration of Elena Belyea, Dustin Harvey, Louise Casemore and others.

Sign-up links for workshops will be available in early January.


Upping Your Pitch Game with Elena Eli Belyea
Jan. 28 from 2:00-4:00pm

Calling all arts makers, self-producers, playwrights, and creators! Hone the art of “pitching” a show to a potential producer or collaborator!

Sign up here

Where Digital Meets Physical with Dustin Harvey 
Jan. 27 from 2:00-4:00pm

Learning to create immersive theatre experiences in which the digital and physical realms intersect.

Sign up here

Justin Miller: Queens, Clowns, and Fools with Justin Miller (Pearle Harbour)
Tue. Jan. 30 at 7:00pm

An introduction to pathways for new work creation that address, invokes, or involves an audience’s presence directly into performance.

Sign up here

Inside Out Workshops: High Performance Accessibility

#1: Access in the Arts Foundations
Sat. Feb. 3 from 1:00pm - 4:30pm (with breaks)

#2: Access in Practice: Thoughts and ideas from Deaf and Disabled artists, consultants, and patrons.
Sun. Feb. 4 from 1:00pm - 4:30pm (with breaks)

These two workshops are cancelled.


Special Events

Words In Progress: Live! Created by Louise Casemore
Jan. 19 at 7pm at Eau Claire Hub
Free to attend, with Pay-It-Forward donations collected for Bear Clan Patrol Mohkinstsis

Words In Progress invites audiences to cozy up for an evening amongst artists, offering rare and entertaining insight into the creative process, and a sneak peek at some of Canada’s next great plays.

sign up here


Baker Miller Pink
Jan 15 - 18

Joyful. Collaborative. Empowering. Baker Miller Pink in residence working on their newest project.

Awake and Still Drowning
Dustin Harvey
Jan 21 - 27

Dustin Harvey of Secret Theatre (Halifax) joins us in residence to workshop AWAKE AND STILL DROWNING, a cautionary fable about the day Nova Scotia becomes an island.

Old School
Chris Hunt

Jan 29 - 31

Christopher Hunt is an award-winning Calgary theatre artist who will be taking residence in the Curious Yellow Shop to work on his new project, Old School, an exploration of old-time music, what it means to come from a place, and how we understand ourselves in relation to our histories.