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Hetain Patel: Who am I? Think again

Submitted by on February 20, 2014 – 11:57 pmNo Comment

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Friday Video: TED Talk – How do we decide who we are? Hetain Patel’s surprising performance plays with identity, language and accent — and challenges you to think deeper than surface appearances. A delightful meditation on self, with performer Yuyu Rau, and inspired by Bruce Lee.

In his compelling stage works, Hetain Patel uses powerful imagery and storytelling to examine questions of identity.
Yuyu Rau’s dance skills span a wide range, from ballet to contemporary to Chinese classical.

Why you should listen to her:

Yuyu Rau is a dancer trained in ballet, contemporary and Chinese classical dance. Born in Taiwan and now a resident of the United Kingdom, Rau has performed with a wide range of dance companies and worked with choreographers like Wayne McGregor, Javier De Frutos, Luca Silvestrini and Douglas Thorpe.

Most recently, Yau has toured with conceptual artist Hetain Patel, performing in his stage work Be Like Water. In the piece, Rau acts as Patel’s translator, and often stands in to help him tell his story.

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