Akram Khan Company and MOKO Dance

Chotto Desh



This magical, thrilling and poignant dance theatre production for children is adapted from Akram Khan’s award-winning DESH and is directed by Sue Buckmaster of Theatre-Rites. 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 weave of dance, text, visuals and sound, this production is a celebration of the resilience of the human spirit in the modern world.

You can also enjoy a programme of MOKO Dance Family activities before and after the show – keep your eyes peeled on this page for more details.

Recommended for children aged 7+ and their families


MOKO Dance Creative Workshop
SAT 5 DEC  12.20pm

This creative dance workshop explores the themes of the show and is perfect for children aged 7 – 11 who have lots of energy and enthusiasm. Participants will be able to explore storytelling through creativity and movement inspired by the performance.

Places are free to all Chotto Desh ticket holders, but must be booked in advance through the Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595 as places are limited.


Arts and Crafts Activities
SAT 5 DEC  10am-11am, 12pm – 1.30pm, 2.30pm – 3.15pm

Join us in the foyer for some free, arts based activities throughout the day.




£12* – £8 

£10 for Groups 10+
15% off for Members

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

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.

Supported by Arts Council England, MOKO Dance is a national dance partnership dedicated to opening the eyes of children and their families to the power of dance.

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