Koo Koo The Bird Girl [Melbourne]
Koo Koo The Bird Girl [Melbourne]

Event Information


Saturday December 3, 2016
6:00 PM


The Ballarat Mining Exchange 
12 Lydiard Street
North, Ballarat , Victoria 3350  3350

Auslan Interpreter/s

Lyn Gordon

Language/ Cultural Consultant



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 As part of the “Snap – Arts and Disability Festival”….

Circus performer Sarah Houbolt brings you a quirky new story of the history of side show, through the lens of intriguing female performer, Minnie Woolsley, who played KooKoo the Birdgirl in Tod Browning’s cult classic film Freaks (1932). 

KooKoo the Birdgirl is a bizarre, visceral, haunting yet subversively funny performance that goes straight to the heart of the historical freak show.

(Image credit: metroarts.com.au/artist/sarah-houbolt/)

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