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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.