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YANA ALANA

Overcoming her fear of flying, Yana Alana is touching down in the UK. Wearing only blue body paint, she tackles mental-health and identity issues, as well as sexual politics, in her cabaret show Between the Cracks, as Thomas Stichbury finds o
PETER LESLIE

When and why did you give birth to your alter-ego Yana Alana?

I was angry, anxious, depressed, lost and fragmented. I needed an outlet to express my personal, and universal, pains and discontent. As a performer, I wasn’t interested in the mainstream and wanted to devise my own work so Yana Alana was born. Yana was created at a Melbourne drag night, called Drag Kings, 12 years ago and she’s become a cult.

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