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Looking for Tiger Lily (Solo): Yirramboi Festival (Australia)


  • Meat Market 141 Capel Street North Melbourne, VIC, 3051 Australia (map)
Looking for Tiger Lily (Solo) makes its Australian premiere at Yirramboi Festival in Melbourne!

Looking for Tiger Lily (Solo) makes its Australian premiere at Yirramboi Festival in Melbourne!

Performing as Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, Anthony Hudson presents Looking For Tiger Lily, putting a queer spin on the ancestral traditions of storytelling through song, dance, drag and video. Carla asks what it means for a queer mixed First Nations person to experience their heritage through the lens of white normative culture. Growing up watching the 1960 production of Peter Pan – featuring Sondra Lee’s blonde, blue-eyed ‘Indian Princess’ Tiger Lily – Carla performs a repertoire from a conflicted cowboys-versus-Indians songbook. From Disney’s Pocahontas to Cher’s ‘Half-Breed’, Looking For Tiger Lily explores universal themes of innocence and experience beyond simple autobiography.