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Watch 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 Khan’s much-loved production for children aged 7+ 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. --- World Premiere: 23 October 2015, DanceEast, Ipswich, UK London Premiere: 30 October 2015, Sadler’s Wells, London --- 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 Grandmothers voice - Leesa Gazi Jui’s voice - Sreya Andrisha Gazi Dancers - Dennis Alamanos or Nicolas Ricchini Producer - Claire Cunningham on behalf of AKCT 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 Reconstruction Advisor - Martina Trottmann Technical Producer - Sander Loonen (Arp Theatre) Technical Manager - Ed Yetton Rehearsal Director - Amy Butler Stage Manager - Dean Sudron Painted Head Sequence devised by Damien Jalet with Akram Khan Singers - Melanie Pappenheim, Sohini Alam, Jocelyn Pook (voice/viola/piano), Tanja Tzarovska, Jeremy Schonfield We gratefully acknowledge the artists who contributed to the original production of DESH by Akram Khan Company. Co-commissioned by MOKO Dance, Akram Khan Company, Sadlers Wells London, DanceEast, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Mercat de les Flors Barcelona, Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2016 and Stratford Circus Arts Centre. Supported by Arts Council England

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