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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 Theatre-Rites director Sue Buckmaster have adapted this much-loved production for children and their families.

Chotto Desh, meaning ‘small homeland’, draws on Khan’s unique quality of cross-cultural storytelling, creating a compelling tale of a young man’s dreams and memories from Britain to Bangladesh. Using a magical 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, Sadler’s Wells, DanceEast, Stratford Circus Arts, Maison de la Danse / Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Mercat de les Flors Barcelona and Akram Khan Company. Produced by AKCT.

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Friday 29 January 2016 & Saturday 30 January 2016


DanceXchange, The Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome

Chotto Desh combines dance and theatre to magical effect. 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.

Rachel Elderkin, Sadler’s Wells