Starring Anthony Hudson (The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde), the human vessel for Portland’s premiere drag clown Carla Rossi, Looking For Tiger Lily utilizes song, dance, drag, and video to put a queer spin on the ancestral tradition of storytelling. Asking what it means for a queer mixed Native person to experience their heritage through white normative culture as they recount growing up watching the 1960 production of “Peter Pan” featuring Sondra Lee’s blonde, blue-eyed “Indian Princess” Tiger Lily, Anthony (and Carla) draw from a songbook stretching across Disney’s “Pocahontas” to Cher’s “Half-Breed.” Not just autobiography, Looking For Tiger Lily is a coming-of-age story that’s more than cowboys versus Indians.
Descent – The Twins – Metamorphosis
Descent – The Twins – Metamorphosis is an ongoing personal journey out of darkness and struggle. Cross fading between the realms of performative video, live performance, and self portrait narrative, artist Beric Manywounds discerns what it means to be a two spirited/multi gendered person in a postcolonial world. Exploring the terrain of inter-dimensional communication and unresolved grief, multiple spiritual presences and characters emerge to speak their stories from parallel universes and alternate realities. Part conversation, part meditation, Descent – The Twins – Metamorphosis is a performative exploration that seeks transformation and healing through expression, embodiment, and two spirit resurgence.
Anthony and Beric will join audiences for a post-performance panel on queer Indigenous arts and practice at Bean Around the World.
Be sure to check out Anthony’s workshop, Welcome to Clown Town: A Drag Workshop, on August 23 at 4pm in SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Cinema.