CANDOCO & HETAIN PATEL (UK)
WED 18 SEPT & THURS 19 SEPT
THE LOWRY, PIER 8, THE QUAYS, SALFORD, M50 3AZ
SUITABLE FOR DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING
Renowned for creating acclaimed and cutting-edge work, Candoco brings a double bill of dramatic and powerful choreography kicking off the performance programme of this year’s SICK! Festival.
Visual artist Hetain Patel’s critically acclaimed collaboration with Candoco, Let’s Talk About Dis, a playful and intimate performance. It exposed hidden prejudices and misplaced political correctness with humour and charm. The work interrogates attitudes to identity, probing the audience to think beyond surface appearances.
Hetain approaches dance from a cross-arts background, working with performance, installation, video, photography and sculpture, blurring the lines between theatre, gallery and film. His work is often humorous and deeply personal, allowing the audience to form an intimate connection with the performers.
The performance was followed by a 45-minute post-show discussion exploring issues of identity and representation with members of Candoco.
Let’s Talk About Dis is funded by Cockayne Foundation, Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation and co-commissioned by ArtsDepot.