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 who’s telling the story.
Chotto Xenos is inspired by Akram Khan’s 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 UK’s 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. Find out more.
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