Akram Khan Company

Chotto Desh


Thursday 18 May 7.30pm

Norwich Theatre Royal

Chotto Desh from Akram Khan Company - A dancer strokes the face of a projected elephant, the elephant is abstract and coloured to look like a blue sky with clouds

© 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

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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