Welcome to the High Performance Rodeo
The High Performance Rodeo, Calgary's International Festival of the Arts, is dedicated to entertaining as wide an audience as imaginable, while remaining fertile ground for the progressive and the wild. That's why you will find Gryphon Trio, the 10-Minute Play Festival, spanking new work from Alberta Ballet and the queer hip-hop music theatre smash hit BASH'd side by side on the same playbill.
This is your festival, Calgary, and One Yellow Rabbit joins our honourary patron, His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond, in inviting you to participate in any number of ways: You can get a temporary tattoo at Midway; join piano superstars from Holland and China as they discover our very own world-famous Cantos Music Collection; sit comfortably in the dark at any of our more than 30 superlative ticketed attractions; or you can join Their Excellencies for a Rideau Hall-hosted Art Matters round table discussion event.
Vital, cutting-edge culture and a really good time - without the deep fried corndogs or bucking livestock. That's what you're in for at the High Performance Rodeo. See you at the Midway, or maybe at the Grandstand, or maybe at the Rodeo bar.
Don't be a stranger.