Lakeside Arts
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Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
Akram Khan Company

Chotto Xenos

Sunday 08 May, 2pm & 6pm
Djanogly Theatre

Theatre & Dance

£13  (£12.50 concessions)
50 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for ages 8+

Reimagined Sue Buckmaster, Artistic Director of Theatre-Rites
Choreography Akram Khan
Lighting design Guy Hoare
Costumes Kimie Nakano
Visuals Lucy Cash
Set Ingrid Hu
Music Domenico Angarano


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.

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

Image credit: © Jean Louis Fernandez

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