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Bound Feet Blues – A Life Told in Shoes

Bound Feet Blues is a memoir in book form and solo story performance by writer/ performer Yang-May Ooi.

In Chinese tradition, women with tiny bound feet were desirable as wives and lovers, their delicate feet seen as objects of both status and sexual fetish. What can the ancient tradition of footbinding tell us about the role of women beneath the gaze of men and the relationship between mothers & daughters?

In Bound Feet Blues Yang-May Ooi explores themes of female desirability, identity and empowerment in this personal story told through the shoes in her life – from stillettoes and expensive Italian pumps to trainers, hiking boots and biker boots.

BOUND FEET BLUES, THE BOOK

Bound Feet Blues, the book  is out now, published by Urbane Publications,  and explores in depth the family and personal stories behind the story told in the stage show – find out more at the Book page

TO BUY THE BOOK, click on the links below:

AMAZON.CO.UK

AMAZON.COM

URBANE PUBLICATIONS

*** !NEW! – special 50% discount for Book Groups – find out more on the FOR Book Groups page. ***

THE STAGE SHOW

Highlights video

The sell-out stage performance of Bound Feet Blues took place at the Tristan Bates Theatre from 24 Nov – 12 Dec 2015. The show was part of the South East Asian Arts Festival for the second year running.

Complete One Hour Show

You can watch the complete one hour show below:

WHAT THEY SAID about the show:

“Stunning, moving, memorable and beautiful”

“A powerhouse performance”

“Terrific… poignant… sexy”

*The videos of the full production above were filmed live at at Tristan Bates Theatre Oct/ Nov 2015

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