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Sick! Festival Let's Talk about Dis

Wed 18 September - Thu 19 September

SICK! Festival: Let's Talk About Dis

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Renowned for creating acclaimed and cutting-edge work, Candoco’s dramatic and powerful choreography kick 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.

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Let's Talk about Dis

Reviews

“…raucous, challenging and tender work”

The Guardian

★★★★ ‘a fantastically smart piece’

The Guardian

★★★★ ‘These terrific dancers are brimful of mischief’

The Guardian

‘Playful, beautiful and off-the-wall – extraordinary performances from an extraordinary company’

The Stage

‘A work that celebrates touch and joy and intimacy and abandon in a way that delights and challenges assumptions’

The Reviews Hub