Chotto Xenos

World Premiere: 21 February 2020, DanceEast, Ipswich

In 2019, Sue Buckmaster reimagined XENOS into a child-friendly production. Interweaving the themes from the piece, Chotto Xenos probes the necessary questions to younger audiences and their families.

How does war begin? And how does it end? It depends on who is telling the story.

Inspired by our award winning final full-length solo XENOS, Chotto Xenos is a captivating dance production that takes young audiences back in time, exploring the often forgotten and untold stories of World War 1 colonial soldiers, in order to shine light on our present and future.

Reimagined by Sue Buckmaster, Artistic Director of Theatre-Rites and creator of the highly successful Chotto Desh, Chotto Xenos weaves together stunning choreography by Akram Khan, lighting design by Guy Hoare, costumes by Kimie Nakano, and tender and evocative visuals by Lucy Cash. Mounted on a set by Ingrid Hu, this family production incorporates Domenico Angarano’s stirring original music inspired by Vincenzo Lamagna‘s score for XENOS.

Chotto Xenos is for anyone over the age of 8.

Chotto Xenos

Teaser Film

By Maxime Dos


XENOS Artistic Direction and Original Choreography Akram Khan
Chotto Xenos Direction and Adaptation Sue Buckmaster (Theatre-Rites)

Set Design Ingrid Hu
Lighting Design Guy Hoare
Original Music Domenico Angarano, inspired by Vincenzo Lamagna’s score for XENOS
Sound Design Domenico Angarano & Phil Wood
Costume Design Kimie Nakano
Film & Projection Design Lucy Cash
Assistant Choreographer Nicola Monaco
Rehearsal Directors Amy Butler, Nicola Monaco or Nico Ricchini

Dancer Miguel Altunaga, Nicola Monaco, Jasper Narvaez or Nico Ricchini

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