30 April - 19 May 2019

  • Chotto Desh

    Photo credit: Richard Haughton

  • Chotto Desh

    Photo credit: Richard Haughton

  • Chotto Desh

    Photo credit: Richard Haughton

  • Chotto Desh

    Photo credit: Richard Haughton

  • Chotto Desh

    Photo credit: Richard Haughton

  • Chotto Desh

    Photo credit: Richard Haughton

UK | A family show for ages 7+ presented by Dublin Dance Festival and The Ark. Irish Premiere

Chotto Desh
(Akram Khan Company )

A captivating experience for all the family from multi award-winning choreographer Akram Khan. Khan’s DESH was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike when it was first presented in 2011. Now, his much-loved production has been specifically adapted for children and their families.

Chotto Desh, meaning ‘small homeland’, draws on Khan’s unique quality of cross-cultural storytelling, creating a thrilling and poignant tale of a young man’s dreams and memories from Britain to Bangladesh. An enchanted imaginary world is skilfully brought to life using a magical mix of dance, text, visuals and sound. Vivid and touching, Chotto Desh celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the modern world.

Artistic Direction & Original Choreography: Akram Khan
Direction & Adaptation: Sue Buckmaster (Theatre-Rites)
Performers: Dennis Alamanos or Nicolas Ricchini (alternately)
Writers: Karthika Naïr, Sue Buckmaster and Akram Khan

O'Reilly Theatre

  • Dates
    Fri 27, Sat 28 May
  • Times
    27 May 7pm; 28 May 2pm & 4.30pm
  • Duration
    50 mins approx. (no interval)
  • Cost
    €14 full price / €12 conc. / €45 Family Ticket (4 people)
  • Post Show Talk:
    Children’s workshop at The Ark, Sat 28 May, 11am, ages 7-12. €11 full price / €8 conc. Book with The Ark

"Its heart-warming story of our connections to the past, to family and, most importantly, the need to find your own path, will captivate an audience of any age." - The Stage

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