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Suitable for 8+
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+ and their families.
Chotto Desh, meaning ‘small homeland’, draws on Khan’s unique quality of crosscultural 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, DanceEast, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2016, Mercat de les Flors Barcelona and Stratford Circus Arts Centre. Produced by AKCT. Supported by Arts Council England, MOKO Dance is a national dance partnership dedicated to opening the eyes of children and their families to the power of dance.
Moko Dance - Creative Dance Workshop
Free to ticket-holders
2-2.45pm, suitable for 7-10 years
Read the fantastic reviews for Chotto Desh:
The Stage "Magical and heart-warming"
Asian Culture Vulture "There is a lot to enjoy in this finely made production"
A Younger Theatre "a brilliant little adventure for children"