Hetain Patel First Dance

Hetain Patel
First Dance

© Hetain Patel

A live performance integrating Hetain Patel’s video works, The First Dance and To Dance Like Your Dad

Hetain Patel’s work uses imitation as a tool to explore cultural identity. In this performance, To Dance Like Your Dad and First Dance, both films by the artist, become Patel’s central focus as a starting point, to deliver an intentionally humorous monologue considering whether culture is imitated, nurtured or natural.  

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Part of the Undercurrent: young people’s festival.

Part of the series The Tanks: Art in Action