Akram Khan Company

Chotto Xenos, 22. - 23. March

Chotto Xenos,
22. - 23. March

How does war begin? And how does it end? It depends on who is telling the story.

  • Duration60 min
  • Price150-250
  • StageMain stage

Dates & times

  • 22. March - 18:00
  • 23. March - 18:00

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.

Background material


  • Artistic Direction and Original Choreography

    Akram Khan

  • Direction and Adaptation

    Sue Buckmaster (Theatre-Rites)

  • Dancers

    Jasper Narvaez, Nico Ricchini eller Nicola Monaco (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

    Lucy Cash

  • Rehearsal Directors

    Nico Ricchini, Nicola Monaco & Amy Butler

  • Koreografisk assistanse

    Nicola Monaco

  • Sound Design

    Domenico Angarano
    Phil Wood

  • Set Design

    Ingrid Hu

  • Lighting Design

    Guy Hoare

  • Costumes

    Kimie Nakano

  • Photo

    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