Chotto Xenos
  • Edinburgh International Festival

Choreographer Akram Khan and director Sue Buckmaster take young audiences back in time to explore how war begins and how it ends.

How does war begin? And how does it end? Perhaps the answer depends on whos telling the story.

Chotto Xenos is inspired by Akram Khans solo show XENOS, and created by Sue Buckmaster who directed Chotto Desh, both of which drew huge acclaim at the International Festival. Chotto Xenos visits the untold stories of colonial soldiers during the First World War. This tender yet epic story probes profound issues relevant for young audience members.

Khan is one of the UKs most influential choreographers, thanks to his flair for creating compelling narrative works. His accessible, deeply relevant productions combine influences from the Indian classical dance form kathak and contemporary dance.

Chotto Xenos inspires activities for schools as part of our year-round commitment to communities across Scotland.

Co-produced by Edinburgh International Festival and Birmingham International Dance Festival

Made possible through the PLACE programme

Akram Khan Choreographer Sue Buckmaster Director & Adaptation Ingrid Hu Set Designer Guy Hoare Lighting Designer Lucy Cash Film & Projection Designer Domenico Angarano Composer Vincenzo Lamagna Original Music Phil Wood & Domenico Angarano Sound Design Kimie Nakano Costume Designer Kennedy Junior Muntanga Performer

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