Chotto Desh

Dance Young Audiences

Akram Khan’s DESH was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike when it was first presented in 2011.

Now, Akram Khan Company, and Theatre-Rites director Sue Buckmaster have adapted Khan’s much-loved production for children aged 7+ and their families. Chotto Desh, meaning ‘small homeland’, draws on Khan’s unique quality of cross-cultural storytelling, creating a compelling tale of a young man’s dreams and memories from Britain to Bangladesh.

Using a magical mix of dance, text, visuals and sound, Chotto Desh celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the modern world and promises to be a magical, thrilling and poignant dance theatre experience for families to enjoy together.

Running time : 50 minutes

UPCOMING DATES

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PAST DATES

  • 2017-02-16 00:00:00 - Dansnät Sverige, Stockholm - Sweden
  • 2017-02-14 00:00:00 - Dansnät Sverige, Stockholm - Sweden
  • 2017-02-11 00:00:00 - Dansnät Sverige, Stockholm - Sweden
  • 2017-02-09 00:00:00 - Dansnät Sverige, Stockholm - Sweden
  • 2017-02-07 00:00:00 - Dansnät Sverige, Stockholm - Sweden
  • 2017-02-02 00:00:00 2017-02-03 00:00:00 - Le Prisme, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines - France
  • 2017-01-31 00:00:00 - Théâtre des Bergeries, Noisy-le-Sec - France
  • 2017-01-26 00:00:00 2017-01-28 00:00:00 - Espace 1789, Saint Ouen - France
  • 2017-01-19 00:00:00 2017-01-22 00:00:00 - Théâtre Am Stram Gram, Geneva - Switzerland
  • 2016-05-03 00:00:00 2016-05-04 00:00:00 - The Lowry, Manchester - UK
  • 2015-12-16 00:00:00 2015-12-20 00:00:00 - DanceEast, Ipswich - UK
  • 2015-12-04 00:00:00 2015-12-05 00:00:00 - The Curve Theatre, Leicester - UK
  • 2015-11-28 00:00:00 - Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds - UK
  • 2015-11-25 00:00:00 - Gulbenkian, Canterbury - UK
  • 2015-11-22 00:00:00 - The Junction, Cambridge - UK
  • 2015-11-19 00:00:00 - Circomedia, Bristol - UK
  • 2015-11-14 00:00:00 - Lakeside Arts, Nottingham - UK
  • 2015-11-12 00:00:00 - The Core at Corby Cube, Corby - UK
  • 2015-11-07 00:00:00 2015-11-08 00:00:00 - Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth - UK
  • 2015-10-30 00:00:00 2015-10-31 00:00:00 - Sadler's Wells, London - UK
  • 2015-10-27 00:00:00 - Corn Exchange, Brighton - UK
  • 2015-10-25 00:00:00 - Arts Depot, London - UK
  • 2015-10-23 00:00:00 - DanceEast, Ipswich - UK

CREDITS

Artistic Direction and Original Choreography : Akram Khan
Direction and Adaptation : Sue Buckmaster (Theatre-Rites)
Music Composition : Jocelyn Pook
Lighting Design : Guy Hoare
Stories imagined by Karthika Naïr and Akram Khan
Written by Karthika Naïr, Sue Buckmaster and Akram Khan
Assistant Choreographer : Jose Agudo
Dancers : Dennis Alamanos or Nicolas Ricchini
Producer : Claire Cunningham on behalf of AKCT
Original Visual Design : Tim Yip
Original Visual Animation created by Yeast Culture Original
Costume Supervisor : Kimie Nakano

Co-commissioned by MOKO Dance, Akram Khan Company, Sadler's Wells (London, UK), DanceEast (Ipswich), Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2016, Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona) and Stratford Circus Arts Centre. Supported by Arts Council England.