It is not very often that you see a beautiful and humorous children’s production about war.
- Duration60 min
- StageMain stage
Dates & times
- 22. March - 17:00
- 23. March - 17:00
Chotto Xenos is a captivating and sensitive production that superbly manages to depict how a conflict affects both the individual who is affected and the society around us. The piece takes the audience into the muddy trenches of World War I and the lives of the colonial soldiers that were thrust into a conflict far from home and against their will.
The production is suitable for children over the age of eight, but can also be appreciated by adults. Using humour, facial expressions and clear body language, the piece manages to convey the horror of the reality of war, while still creating space for reflection and hope. The scenography and use of video bind the story together, and present it in a format and a form that is designed for a young audience. Because where does a war start? And where does it end? That usually depends on who is telling the story.
Chotto Xenos is suitable for children over the age of eight.
- Artistic Direction and Original Choreography
- Direction and Adaptation
Sue Buckmaster (Theatre-Rites)
Miguel Altunaga / Jasper Narvaez (alterneres)
- Original cast
Guilhem Chatir and Kennedy Junior Muntanga
- Music and Spound Design
Domenico Angarano, inspired by Vincenzo Lamagna's score for XENOS
- Film & Projection Design
- Rehearsal Directors
Amy Butler, Nicola Monaco eller Nico Ricchini
- Koreografisk assistanse
- Sound Design
- Set Design
- Lighting Design
Jean Louis Fernandez
Co-produced by DanceEast Ipswich, The Point Eastleigh, Stratford Circus Arts Centre Created with the support of Capital Group
Chotto Xenos and XENOS are both commissioned by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England, and the Department for Digital,Culture, Media and Sport
Supported by Arts Council England