Akram Khan Company – 'Chotto Desh' European tour 2017


Various locations, Sweden

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 19:00 to Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 20:30

Akram Khan Company presents

Chotto Desh

Duration: approximately 50 minutes, no interval

Recommended Age: 7-16 and their families (English-speaking countries), 8-16 and their families (non-English-speaking countries require subtitling)

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 director Sue Buckmaster of Theatre-Rites have adapted Khan’s much-loved production specifically for children aged 7+/8+ 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 unique 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.

Chotto Desh is co-commissioned by MOKO Dance, Akram Khan Company, Sadler's Wells London, DanceEast, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Mercat de les Flors
Barcelona, Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2016 and Stratford Circus Arts Centre. Produced by AKCT. 

Praise for Chotto Desh: 

‘A real delight. It mixes reality and mythology to explore rebellion, identity and homeland.’ The Guardian


‘A beguiling mix of dance and mime’ The New York Times

Halmstads Teater, Fredsgatan 5, 301 02 Halmstad
Kulturhuset Spira, Jönköping, 553 24
Kulturens Hus, Skeppsbrogatan 17, Luleå, 972 31
Christinasalen, Olof Palmes gata 2, Piteå, 941 31
NorrlandsOperan, Operaplan 5, Umeå, 903 29
Kungsbacka Teater, Gymnasiegatan 42, Teatergatan, Kungsbacka, 434 42
Palladium, Södergatan 15, Malmö, 211 34
L'Espal, 60–62 rue de l’Estére, Le Mans, 72100
Maison de la Musique, 8 r des Anciennes Mairies, Nanterre, 92000
Théâtre Molière, Avenue Victor Hugo, Sète, 34200
Théâtre La Colonne, Avenue Marcel Paul, Miramas, 13140
THÉÂTRE DURANCE, Les Lauzières, Château-Arnoux / Saint-Auban, 04160
Théâtre de Grasse, 2 Avenue Maximin Isnard, Grasse, 06130
L'Octogone Theatre, Avenue de Lavaux 41, L'Octogone Theatre, Avenue de Lavaux 41, 1009 Pully, Switzerland, 1009
THÉÂTRE DU PARC, 1 avenue du parc, Andrézieux-Bouthéon, 42160
Theater Atelier 212, Svetogorska 21, Beograd, 11102
Théâtre national de Toulouse, 1 Rue Pierre Baudis, Toulouse, 31000
Théâtre-Sénart, 8 Allée de la Mixité, Lieusaint, 77127
Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RL

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