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Chotto Desh brings its magic back to Sadler's Wells

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

CELEBRATING a milestone 300 performances in 2018, Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Akram Khan’s Chotto Desh returns to the Lilian Baylis Studio from Thursday, October 18 to Saturday, October 20, inviting children aged 7+ and their families to enjoy its magic once again.

DESH was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike when it was first presented at Sadler’s Wells in 2011. Four years later, Akram Khan Company and Theatre-Rites’ director Sue Buckmaster adapted the solo into Khan’s much-loved production for young audiences, Chotto Desh, meaning ‘small homeland’.

Chotto Desh 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. Performers Dennis Alamanos and Nicolas Ricchini share the solo role.

Through a captivating mixture of dance, text, visuals and sound, Chotto Desh celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the modern world.

Tickets: £18 (adults), £12 (children) – available from the ticket office on 020 7863 8000 or online at

Times: Thursday at 1:30pm; Friday and Saturday at 10:30am and 1:30pm.

Also at the Lilian Baylis Studio: the world premiere of Eva Recacha’s new full-length work Aftermath (October 25 and October 26, 2018).