Lakeside Arts
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Event Detail
Akram Khan Company

Chotto Xenos

Sunday 08 May, 2pm
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts

Children & Families
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have unfortunately had to cancel the 6pm performance. We are contacting all bookers to transfer tickets to the 2pm performance or arrange a full refund.

£13  (£11 concessions)
£20 group of four family ticket
- use promo code CHOTTO when booking
£15 group of three family ticket - use promo code CHOTTO when booking

50 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for ages 8+

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

Inspired by Akram Khan’s 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.

Pink Quotation Mark

A work of incredible potency, of emotional and cultural depth that sings and surges with the confidence of an artist at the peak of his powers." ★★★★★ The Stage

Pink Quotation Mark

A deeply moving work." The Wonderful World of Dance


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In line with government guidelines, all staff and visitors must wear a face covering when inside our buildings. Read our list of exemptions. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If no tissue is available, use your elbow.


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