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

  • 2017-12-20 00:00:00 2017-12-23 00:00:00 - MC2: Grenoble, Grenoble - France
  • 2018-01-10 00:00:00 2018-01-12 00:00:00 - Château Rouge, Annemasse - France
  • 2018-01-10 00:00:00 2018-01-12 00:00:00 - Château Rouge, Annemasse - France
  • 2018-01-17 00:00:00 2018-01-19 00:00:00 - Théâtre du Vellein, Villefontaine - France
  • 2018-01-17 00:00:00 2018-01-19 00:00:00 - Théâtre du Vellein, Villefontaine - France
  • 2018-01-23 00:00:00 - Opéra de Limoges, Limoges - France
  • 2018-01-23 00:00:00 - Opéra de Limoges, Limoges - France
  • 2018-04-04 00:00:00 2018-04-06 00:00:00 - La Coursive, scène nationale la Rochelle, La Rochelle - France
  • 2018-04-04 00:00:00 2018-04-06 00:00:00 - La Coursive, scène nationale la Rochelle, La Rochelle - France
  • 2018-04-10 00:00:00 2018-04-13 00:00:00 - Théâtre de Nîmes, Nîmes - France
  • 2018-04-10 00:00:00 2018-04-13 00:00:00 - Théâtre de Nîmes, Nîmes - France
  • 2018-04-20 00:00:00 - Theater Gütersloh , Gütersloh - Germany
  • 2018-04-20 00:00:00 - Theater Gütersloh , Gütersloh - Germany
  • 2018-04-22 00:00:00 - Forum KulturStadtLev, Leverkusen - Germany
  • 2018-04-22 00:00:00 - Forum KulturStadtLev, Leverkusen - Germany
  • 2018-05-03 00:00:00 2018-05-05 00:00:00 - Théâtre Firmin éemier - La Piscine, Châtenay-Malabry - France
  • 2018-05-03 00:00:00 2018-05-05 00:00:00 - Théâtre Firmin éemier - La Piscine, Châtenay-Malabry - France
  • 2018-05-06 00:00:00 2018-05-07 00:00:00 - Théâtre du Fil de l'Eau, Pantin - France
  • 2018-05-06 00:00:00 2018-05-07 00:00:00 - Théâtre du Fil de l'Eau, Pantin - France
  • 2018-05-12 00:00:00 - Espace Michel-Simon, Noisy-le-Grand - France
  • 2018-05-12 00:00:00 - Espace Michel-Simon, Noisy-le-Grand - France
  • 2018-05-15 00:00:00 2018-05-17 00:00:00 - Ballet Preljocaj - Pavillon Noir, Aix-en-Provence - France
  • 2018-05-15 00:00:00 2018-05-17 00:00:00 - Ballet Preljocaj - Pavillon Noir, Aix-en-Provence - France
  • 2018-05-24 00:00:00 2018-05-25 00:00:00 - Théâtre des Salins, Martigues - France
  • 2018-05-24 00:00:00 2018-05-25 00:00:00 - Théâtre des Salins, Martigues - France
  • 2018-05-29 00:00:00 2018-05-30 00:00:00 - La Rose des Vents, Villeneuve d'Ascq - France
  • 2018-05-29 00:00:00 2018-05-30 00:00:00 - La Rose des Vents, Villeneuve d'Ascq - France

PAST DATES

  • 2017-12-12 00:00:00 2017-12-14 00:00:00 - Espace des Arts, Châlon-sur-Saône - France
  • 2017-12-06 00:00:00 2017-12-09 00:00:00 - Maison de la Danse de Lyon, Lyon - France
  • 2017-11-29 00:00:00 2017-11-30 00:00:00 - Théâtre des Feuillants, Association Bourguignonne Culturelle, Dijon - France
  • 2017-11-26 00:00:00 2017-11-27 00:00:00 - Centre des Arts d'Enghien, Enghien-les-Bains - France
  • 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

The grandmother's fable in Chotto Desh is taken from the book The Honey Hunter

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.