Hetain Patel: Be Like Water

Hetain Patel: Be Like Water


Following his acclaimed theatre debut TEN, visual artist Hetain Patel returns to the Nuffield stage in collaboration with dancer Yuyu Rau and digital artist Barret Hodgson.

Hetain says: “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... And for this show I’ve had to learn a bit of kung-fu and Chinese… Expect a duet, lots of text, interaction with video projections, and some northern factory talk courtesy of my dad.”

Co-commissioned by Royal Opera House (ROH2), London, Dance4 and New Art Exchange, Nottingham. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Read The Guardian's full 4 star review of Be Like Water