Win a Date Night to Akram Khan’s Chotto Desh

Comments 40 by Rebecca Bollwitt

DanceHouse, SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs and Théâtre la Seizième are delighted to announce the anticipated Vancouver premiere of Akram Khan Company’s award-winning solo, Chotto Desh – loosely based on Khan’s childhood raised under the stern eye of his authoritarian father, November 21-24 at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

Akram Khan’s Chotto Desh

Chotto Desh Dancer Dennis Alamanos

When: November 21–24, 2018 at 8:00pm
Where: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W Hastings, Vancouver)
Tickets: Available online now or call (604) 801-6225. Performances will be held in French on November 22 at 8:00pm and with ASL Interpretation on November 24 at 2:00pm.

Revered UK choreographer Akram Khan and acclaimed children’s theatre Director Sue Buckmaster fuse kathak, storytelling, mime, and interactive animation, to create a bewitching tale of a young man’s dreams and memories growing up in Britain and Bangladesh. This charming work for adults and children ages seven and up, will address the complex relationship between parent and child, as well as timely concepts of home, identity, and belonging in our multicultural world.

By mixing the Indian classical dance form kathak with mime, contemporary dance and hip hop, Khan’s blended cultural identity emerges through his dynamic choreography. His moving solo will be brought to life by the powerful physicality of company dancers Dennis Alamanos and Nicolas Ricchini, who will perform the lyrical and often deeply funny vignettes in the piece on alternate evenings. From a surly teenager practicing Michael Jackson’s crotch-grabs in his bedroom, to a man fully in control of his artistry and destiny – Chotto Desh captures the complex relationship between parent and child, and the pain and joy of growing up with astounding delicacy and beauty.

Win a Date Night

I have a pair of tickets to give away for opening night of Akram Khan’s Chotto Desh – Wednesday November 21 at 8:00pm PLUS a $50 gift certificate for dinner at nearby Silk Lounge (132 Powell Street) before the show!

Silk Lounge

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 9:00am on Sunday, November 18, 2018.

Update The winner is Marc!

40 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. ManueTuesday, November 13th, 2018 — 1:51pm PST

    Would love to surprise my wife with a fancy date, this show has been on my bucket list for a while.

  2. Shelley ButcherTuesday, November 13th, 2018 — 2:07pm PST

    Sounds like an amazing date night prize!

  3. Patricia RegginTuesday, November 13th, 2018 — 2:10pm PST

    looks fun!

  4. RenateTuesday, November 13th, 2018 — 2:42pm PST

    This would be nice!

  5. KellyTuesday, November 13th, 2018 — 3:15pm PST

    Would love to attend this show!

  6. abraham chengTuesday, November 13th, 2018 — 4:21pm PST

    Just got engaged this past weekend. Would love to take my new fiancee out for a nice date!

  7. tammyTuesday, November 13th, 2018 — 4:33pm PST

    This would be nice 🙂

  8. AmandaTuesday, November 13th, 2018 — 4:48pm PST

    I would love to take my husband for dinner and to see the show! It would be a great date night! 🙂

  9. BevTuesday, November 13th, 2018 — 5:48pm PST

    I would live to win and take my hubby to see this show and dinner! This sounds like a wonderful date night!

  10. BevTuesday, November 13th, 2018 — 5:49pm PST

    I would love to win and take my hubby to see this show and dinner! This sounds like a wonderful date night!

  11. MaryTuesday, November 13th, 2018 — 6:21pm PST

    I’d love to treat my husband to this!

  12. Kim CTuesday, November 13th, 2018 — 8:20pm PST

    My husband and I could use a date night!

  13. LorenaTuesday, November 13th, 2018 — 9:02pm PST

    Akram Khan’s Chotto Desh’s performance looks absolutely stellar!

  14. Sunshine HTuesday, November 13th, 2018 — 9:40pm PST

    What a great way to spend an evening out.

  15. SherryTuesday, November 13th, 2018 — 9:44pm PST

    Sounds interesting 🙂

  16. SherryTuesday, November 13th, 2018 — 9:44pm PST

    Thanks 🙂

  17. TracyTuesday, November 13th, 2018 — 9:55pm PST

    Looks so interesting!

  18. j. jamesTuesday, November 13th, 2018 — 10:18pm PST

    Sounds like a wonderful night out for dance lovers with the added bonus of having dinner.

  19. Cheuk LauWednesday, November 14th, 2018 — 12:36am PST

    what a great contest

  20. AnaWednesday, November 14th, 2018 — 8:11am PST

    Sounds like fun 🙂

  21. Diane ToWednesday, November 14th, 2018 — 8:12am PST

    Great date night

  22. Lester CWednesday, November 14th, 2018 — 9:31am PST

    This would be fun.

  23. Jennifer TWednesday, November 14th, 2018 — 10:25am PST

    cool night out.

  24. daneWednesday, November 14th, 2018 — 10:52am PST


  25. KirstenWednesday, November 14th, 2018 — 11:05am PST

    I would love to win tickets to Akram Khan’s Chotto Desh. This sound like a lot of fun! Dinner before the show sounds awesome too!

  26. GloriaWednesday, November 14th, 2018 — 1:42pm PST

    Awesome way to spend a date night!

  27. Jason BWednesday, November 14th, 2018 — 5:28pm PST


  28. ElizabethWednesday, November 14th, 2018 — 8:04pm PST

    Looks very unique!

  29. maryThursday, November 15th, 2018 — 2:59am PST

    would love to win

  30. Marc EricksonThursday, November 15th, 2018 — 7:22pm PST

    Both places are in my neighbourhood – I’d love to go.

  31. HaroldThursday, November 15th, 2018 — 8:23pm PST

    Looks good.

  32. JadeThursday, November 15th, 2018 — 9:15pm PST

    I’d love to win these tickets!

  33. TomFriday, November 16th, 2018 — 6:38am PST

    A fantastically fitting combination prize!

  34. ClaireFriday, November 16th, 2018 — 5:16pm PST

    That would be a fantastic date!

  35. LindsaySaturday, November 17th, 2018 — 12:32pm PST


  36. Michelle WSaturday, November 17th, 2018 — 5:33pm PST

    This would be a wonderful date night!

  37. Jeff SSaturday, November 17th, 2018 — 5:40pm PST

    Nice date night out!

  38. peter mokSaturday, November 17th, 2018 — 5:59pm PST


  39. RaihanSaturday, November 17th, 2018 — 11:55pm PST

    Looks like a fabulous show! I would love to take my wife to see the show! ?

  40. peterTuesday, November 27th, 2018 — 7:10pm PST


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