Chotto Desh

World Premiere: 23 October 2015, DanceEast, Ipswich
London Premiere: 30 October 2015, Sadler’s Wells, London
Last performance: 24 November 2018, Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Vancouver

Akram Khan’s DESH was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike when it was first presented in 2011. In 2014, Akram Khan Company and Theatre-Rites director Sue Buckmaster came together to adapt 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.

Chotto Desh

Production Trailer | 2015

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
The grandmother’s fable in Chotto Desh is taken from the book The Honey Hunter
Written by Karthika Naïr, Sue Buckmaster and Akram Khan
Assistant Choreographer Jose Agudo
Grandmother’s voice Leesa Gazi
Jui’s voice Sreya Andrisha Gazi

Dancers Dennis Alamanos or Nicolas Ricchini

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Exploration

"Utterly captivating"

Press

Chotto Desh | 4* Review | The Scotsman

- Karthika Naïr

Resource

The [Hi]stories of Chotto Desh

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