AKRAM KHAN COMPANY AND MOKO DANCE PRESENTChotto title with illustrations

 

A MAGICAL, THRILLING AND POIGNANT DANCE THEATRE PRODUCTION FOR CHILDREN AGED 7+ YEARS AND AND THEIR  FAMILIES TO ENJOY TOGETHER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

And as always, MOKO Dance will have for you a programme of Chotto Desh inspired activities ranging from dance workshops for children and school groups to foyer based family activities available pre and post show. Please see your venue’s website for details.

 

ARTISTIC TEAM

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
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, Nicolas Ricchini

 

Producer Claire Cunningham
Original Visual Design Tim Yip
Original Visual Animation created by Yeast Culture
Original Costume Supervisor Kimie Nakano

Sound Designer and AV Engineer Alex Stein
Music Engineer Steve Parr
Costume Maker Martina Trottmann
Technical Producer Sander Loonen (Arp Theatre)
Technical Manager Ed Yetton
Rehearsal Director Amy Butler
Stage Manager Dean Sudron

 

Running time 50 minutes
Suitable for ages 7+

TOUR DATES

DANCEEAST, JERWOOD DANCEHOUSE, IPSWICH – WORLD PREMIERE
Friday 23 October | 7.00pm
Tickets £12 – £15, £9 concessions
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ARTS DEPOT, LONDON
Sunday 25 October | 1.30pm & 4.00pm
Tickets £9.00
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BRIGHTON DOME CORN EXCHANGE
Tuesday 27 October | 2.30pm & 5.00pm
Tickets: £10, £6 concessions
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SADLER’S WELLS ( LILIAN BAYLIS STUDIO), LONDON
Friday 30 October | 2.00pm & 5.00pm & Saturday 31 October | 11.00am (BSL interpreted performance) & 3.00pm
Tickets: £12, £7 Under 16s
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PAVILLION DANCE SOUTH WEST, BOURNEMOUTH
Saturday 7 November | 3.00pm & Sunday 8 November | 3.00pm
Tickets: £6
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THE CORE AT CORBY CUBE, CORBY
Thursday 12 November | 1.00pm
Tickets: from £8
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NOTTINGHAM LAKESIDE ARTS
Saturday 14 November | 3.00pm & 7.00pm
Tickets: £8.50
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CIRCOMEDIA, BRISTOL
Thursday 19 November | 6.30pm
Tickets: £10, £7 concessions
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CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION
Sunday 22 November | 2.30pm & 5.30pm
Tickets: £10, £6 concessions
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GULBENKIAN, CANTERBURY
Wednesday 25 November | 7.00pm
Tickets: £6.50 – £7.50
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RILEY THEATRE, LEEDS
Saturday 28 November | 2.00pm
Tickets: £8, £5 concessions
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CURVE THEATRE, LEICESTER
Friday 4 December | 1.00pm & 6.00pm & Saturday 5 December | 11.00am & 1.30pm
Tickets: £12 – £8
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