Théâtre-Sénart, International, France
Akram Khan Company presents
World Première: DanceEast, Ipswich 23 October 2015
London Première: Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London 30 October 2015
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