Already closed | 0h 55m | Midtown W

Chotto Desh

From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Resonant, Absorbing, Delightful, Funny, Clever

About the show

New Victory Theater presents this family-friendly solo dance piece about the young son of a cook who dreams of becoming a dancer. More…

Created by Akram Khan, one of Britain's most celebrated choreographers, this autobiographical work uses contemporary dance, humorous text, and an evocative score to create a visually compelling, cross-cultural story about the struggle of being "other." At turns intimate and epic, 'Chotto Desh' celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the modern world.

0h 55m | Already closed | The New Victory Theater (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (8)


Resonant, Absorbing, Delightful, Funny, Clever
Avg Score

Magical and captivating., Beautiful storytelling, imagery, performance., I was transported from beginning to end., Enchanting and masterful.

See it if You want to experience a wonderful theatrical hour. You love exquisite dance, music, creativity, gorgeous animation, storytelling. Just go.

Don't see it if You want straightforward narrative, not willing to venture into fantasy, don't like solo pieces, aren't a fan of culturally-infused dance.

Also I found this weepingly beautiful. There are some mildly scary moments ... Read more Read less

Great dancing, Magical, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Must see

See it if you want to see exquisite dance tell a deep and touching story throgh a mix of magical characters, lighting, music, and sound effects.

Don't see it if you don't modern story telling through dance

Also This show is not for kids only. I think it can be appreciated at diffe... Read more Read less

Exquisite, Original, Relevant, Resonant, Personal

See it if you'd love an hour-long theater about cultural differences and parent-child relationships expressed in the form of dance and amazing visuals

Don't see it if you want more dialogue-heavy shows

Delightful, Resonant, Smart, Intimate, Exquisite agility and movement

See it if you'd enjoy a coming-of-age tale about the son of immigrants, grappling with his identity. Uniquely expressed through modern dance.

Don't see it if you *really* hate dance. I'm not a dance person but I loved it! You want something hard-hitting. This is a family show and quite gentle.

Also Even though it's at New Victory, I'd recommend going even if you don't... Read more Read less

Intelligent, Masterful, Profound, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if you like dance-theater.

Don't see it if you feel you don't understand the language of dance.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Moving

See it if you want to be visually entertained and awed by an amazing physical spectacle, coupled with a sweet if not deep story.

Don't see it if you are looking for new ideas--the tropes here are fairly well-worn but presented in an utterly unique and dynamic way.

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy storytelling, whimsy, clever graphics, artful yet accessible dance, and a father-son tale.

Don't see it if you can't sit for an hour

Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Great solo performance

Don't see it if Do not like solo performance

November 7th, 2016
"It’s smaller in the sense that it’s an adaptation for children, but that doesn’t mean it’s inferior. If anything, this adaptation is an improvement...What were failures of subtlety in a work for adults largely become virtues of clarity in a piece for children. And what Ms. Buckmaster has preserv...
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November 9th, 2016
"Mr. Ricchini skillfully filled the New Victory stage with his dancing and acting...To a colorful score and a moving narration told in the voices of Mr. Khan, his grandmother and his father, Mr. Khan’s choreography first took his stand-in to a very noisy, smelly Bangladesh...In just under an hour...
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November 6th, 2016
"Poignant and funny, as well as universal in our diverse contemporary society, but its originality lies in the manner in which that story is portrayed. It employs enchanting animations...Some of the solo dances are a bit long, and do not hold the viewer’s attention as forcefully...Director Sue Bu...
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November 7th, 2016
"I found the solo dancer to be both commanding in his presence and convincing in his portrayal...The show itself was fantastic...'Chotto Desh' has some humorous scenes, some dramatic scenes, relatable dialogue, and a time-skipping, unique arc leading to both a satisfying conclusion and story mora...
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