There is death in life, and life in death. Our lives are richer when death is a factor. About the meeting between a desperate potato on the run from the mashed potatoes factory, and a couple grieving the loss of their daughter Lela. When the story begins, she has been dead for exactly six years. Potatoes have no Wings is a simple story about the difficulty of moving on. It’s a story of needing help, and about the joy when the sorrow finally lets go.
We wish we had something sensible to say.
But a war is too big a thing even for us.
We are just here to make a show.
Something about a balloon slowly deflating, a nose bleeding, little helicopters falling down from a tree, a shower crying, audience members shooting and three soldiers roller-skating and talking backwards.
Akram Khan’s DESH was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike when it was first presented in 2011. Now, Akram Khan Company and director Sue Buckmaster of Theatre-Rites have adapted Khan’s much-loved production specifically for children aged 7+/8+ and their families. Chotto Desh, meaning ‘small homeland’, draws on Khan’s unique quality of crosscultural storytelling, creating a compelling tale of a young man’s dreams and memories from Britain to Bangladesh. Using a unique mix of dance, text, visuals and sound, Chotto Desh celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the modern world and promises to be a magical, thrilling and poignant dance theatre experience for families to enjoy together.