LETS TALK ABOUT DIS
CANDOCO DANCE COMPANY (UK) PRESENTS
LET’S TALK ABOUT DIS BY HETAIN PATEL (UK)
WED 18 SEPT & THURS 19 SEPT
THE LOWRY, PIER 8, THE QUAYS, SALFORD, M50 3AZ
DURATION: 60 MINS
ADMISSION: PAY BETWEEN SCHEME (£5-15)
THIS PERFORMANCE IS SUITABLE FOR DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING
A POST SHOW DISCUSSION FOR BOTH PERFORMANCES WILL BE BSL INTERPRETED ON WEDNESDAY BY TONY REDSHAW AND ON THURSDAY BY ANDREA SCOTT.
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, is a playful and intimate performance. It exposes 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 will be 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.
Let’s Talk About Dis contains some adult themes. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is on the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/