Akram Khan Company: Chotto Desh

Saturday 6 July at 2pm and 7pm

A real delight. It mixes reality and mythology to explore rebellion, identity, and homeland  The Guardian

Oxford Festival of the Arts, in association with Oxford Playhouse, is delighted to present Akram Khan Company and its much-loved family friendly production of Chotto Desh.

Adapted by Theatre-Rites’ director, Sue Buckmaster, from Akram Khan’s Olivier Award-winning solo and critically acclaimed DESH, this heart-warming story follows a young man trying to find his place in the world. Now returning to capture the imagination of a new generation of young audiences.

Chotto Desh, meaning ‘small homeland’, draws on Khan’s unique quality of cross-cultural storytelling, creating a compelling tale of a boy’s dreams and memories from Britain to Bangladesh that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the modern world. Blending Kathak and contemporary dance with an exquisite mix of spoken text, dreamlike animation, visuals and specially composed music, Chotto Desh is an enchanting and poignant dance-theatre experience for all the family to enjoy together.

Over the last 23 years, Akram Khan Company has established itself as one of the foremost innovative dance companies in the world. Embracing an artistic vision that both respects and challenges Indian kathak form and contemporary dance.

Image: Camilla Greenwell


Jul 06 2024

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