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Haircuts by Children
Eau Claire Market
Calgary, AB
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Walk-ins are welcome for this performance! Arrive at Eau Claire Market between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm on January 30 or 31 for a free hair appointment. Appointments subject to availability and may have a wait time.


Haircuts by Children
Haircuts by Children is exactly what it sounds like.

Grade 5 students are trained by professionals to cut hair, then they offer free haircuts to the public at a salon in the city.

Haircuts is a performance about insane haircuts, power and trust; we challenge our audience to set their vanity aside, relinquish control, and trust that a 10-year-old has the creative ability, dexterity and responsibility to command a sharp pair of scissors. Ultimately it is also a performance about the intimate and rare moments shared between two very unlikely strangers: a child and an adult.

Mammalian Diving Reflex's work occurs in public, collaborates with non-artists, and attempts to create unusual social contexts and situations that bring children and adults together as well as individuals from different socio-economic, geographic, cultural, and racial backgrounds who wouldn't normally have the opportunity or reason to spend time together.

"It's about trusting our future generation with not just the hairs on your head but about understanding young people are capable of much more than we give them credit for."
- Chris Burns, Australian Education Minister

Haircuts by Children is created by Mammalian Diving Reflex
Presented by One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre and Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre

Conceived by
Darren O'Donnell

Directed by
Petrina Ng & Jenna Winter

Production and Local Coordination by
Eva Verity & Alicia Ward

Featuring the grade 5 students from the Calgary Board of Education's Abbeydale School

Supported in part by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the government of Ontario.

For more information, contact Alicia Ward at 403-616-3801 / or Mark Hopkins at 403.710.0093 /


Eau Claire Market (View)
200 Barclay Parade SW (next to Sumo Lounge, across from Jugo Juice)
Calgary, AB T2P 4R3


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Other > Festivals

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre
On BPT Since: Oct 18, 2012
Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre

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