BE LIKE WATER
“Have you ever wanted to be somebody else? I always wanted to be Bruce Lee. In fact I share the same birthday as him. This must mean something, right? What determines who you are anyway?
This is what I’m asking in my new theatre piece Be Like Water. I’m a visual artist. I make videos. And for this show I’ve had to learn a bit of kung-fu and Chinese. Don’t worry though, I’ve asked a dancer from Taiwan to translate everything into English. Expect a duet, lots of text, interaction with video projections, and some northern factory talk courtesy of my dad.”
Following his acclaimed theatre debut TEN, visual artist Hetain Patel returns to the stage in collaboration with dancer Yuyu Rau and digital artist Barret Hodgson to question how we learn how to be.
Co-commissioned by Royal Opera House (ROH2), London, Dance4 and New Art Exchange, Nottingham. Development supported by Broadway Media Centre, Lakeside Arts Centre and Hatch, Nottingham, and South East Dance, Brighton.
Hetain Patel is a Sadlers Wells New Wave Associate Artist
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.