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