“I always thought counting to ten was easy. This was before I came across the ten beat rhythm cycle as I started learning Indian classical music. This was the start of an unexpected personal journey”
Somewhere between Bolton, Barbados, Scotland and India, three men- Hetain, Mark and Dave -make a journey of discovery. Taking music and the Indian rhythm cycle of ten as a starting point, this performance delves with endearing honesty and humour into the usually dry questions of cultural identity.
Just as we all constantly negotiate our multiple and overlapping identities in Britain today, Ten looks at the meeting place between the red dot on the Hindu forehead and the red St George’s cross on the English flag. What is behind this need to belong?
Performing in unfamiliar territory in a show between theatre, live art and dance, drummers Mark Evans and Dave ‘Stickman’ Higgins make beats without drums and visual artist Hetain Patel presents his first piece for theatre. Here stand-up humour meets spoken text and strong physical movement, to the intoxicating backdrop of Indian rhythm.