There’s Something In My Shoes is a collaboration between Sunshine Coast based writer Rose Lawson and choreographer and performer Fiona Bryant. The vision for the work is drawn from a passage of writing by Lawson in response to Bryant’s prompt – There’s something in my shoes…
“There’s something in my shoes that gives me strength to begin a new day. They are unbreakable no matter where I go…” (Rose Lawson)
Bryant was particularly moved by this text, especially given the context – Lawson has Cerebral Palsy and is mostly unable to wear shoes or walk. The pair are now devising a full-length dance that grows from this basis.
The working process sees the community asked to donate shoes accompanied by writing prompts for Lawson to work with. Bryant will dance the text by using parts of her body to hit points on an imagined alphabet cube surrounding her body.
This project is supported by the Sunshine Coast Council's Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).