Akram Khan Company
Thursday 18 May 7.30pm
© Richard Haughton
Fusing dance, storytelling, interactive animation and specially composed music, Chotto Desh is a bewitching, thrilling and poignant tale of a young man’s dreams and memories from Britain to Bangladesh.
Chotto Desh, Bengali for ‘small homeland’, draws on Khan’s unique quality of cross-cultural storytelling weaving together a playful story of a boy who dreams of becoming a dancer, and of a mythical child who angers the forest gods by collecting their forbidden honey.
Akram Khan is one of the UK’s most celebrated and influential artists, admired for his unique style of intimate yet epic storytelling. Chotto Desh is reworked from his Olivier Award-winning autobiographical show DESH and adapted by director Sue Buckmaster of Theatre-Rites to create a show that can be enjoyed by everyone aged 7+.
***** 'an absolute triumph' The Scotsman - click here to read the full review
Recommended for ages 7+
Performance runs: c. 50 mins
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.
Supported by Arts Council England