Chotto Xenos

Date: Friday, Feb 28 - Sunday, Mar 1
Venue: Bristol Old Vic
Price: £12-£20

Akram Khan Company, acclaimed for their dance language rooted in Kathak, have teamed up with director Sue Buckmaster to reimagine XENOS – Khan’s 2018 dream of a shell shocked Indian soldier – into a child-friendly production.

Interweaving the same themes from XENOS, Chotto Xenos proposes questions to younger audiences and their families: How does war begin? And how does it end? Chotto Xenos takes young audiences back in time to World War 1 in order to shine light on our present and future.

Reimagined by Sue Buckmaster, Artistic Director of Theatre-Rites, Chotto Xenos weaves together choreography by Akram Khan, lighting design by Guy Hoare, costumes by Kimie Nakano, and evocative visuals by Lucy Cash. Mounted on a set by Ingrid Hu, this family production incorporates Domenico Angarano’s stirring soundscape adapted from the original score, by Vincenzo Lamagna.

Chotto Xenos will be performed by either Guilhem Chatir or Kennedy Junior Muntanga and is for anyone over the age of 8.

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This performance is part of Bristol Old Vic’s month of dance, part of its commendable mission to shine a light on an art form that needs championing in Bristol. There is a special discount offer for the three dance pieces: Face In / Hot Mess, Chotto Xenos and Rambert2. Visitors can save 10% if they book 2 dance shows, or save 15% if they book all three. The discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Tickets can be booked at or by calling 0117 987 7877.

Akram Khan Company’s Chotto Xenos will be at Bristol Old Vic from Friday, February 28 to Sunday, March 1 2020. For more information visit

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By julie cresswell buck, Tuesday, Jan 21 2020

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