Chotto Xenos

As we’ve written previously, London based company Akram Khan Company will have the Swedish premiere of their new performance Chotto Xenos, which means ”Little stranger”, during Step!

Chotto Xenos is a solo performance using the the often forgotten stories of colonial soldiers who fought for Great Britain during World War 1. In the performance, the dancer’s moves blend with projections that make out a big part of the piece, something you can see examples of in the trailer below.

Chotto Xenos is presented at Dergårdsteatern in Lerum on March 19 at 19:00. Tickets can be bought here!

The world premiere of Chotto Xenos took place at DanceEast in Ipswich, Great Britain on February 21. Dance magazine The Wonderful World of Dance attended the premiere and wrote:

“It is a story told by his body in choreography which is wonderfully clear and simple to understand. Using humour and body language that is both familiar and often childlike we are all too quickly engaged in the horrors of his experience”

The full review can be read here.