Chotto Desh wins a Family Arts Best Event Award

Akram Khan Company, Sue Buckmaster and MOKO Dance have been awarded one of only six awards for Best Event in the 2015 Get Creative Family Arts Festival, with Chotto Desh, a magical dance theatre production for children aged 7 + years and their families to enjoy together.

The annual Get Creative Family Arts Festival is a national festival offering families an extraordinary range of arts activities to enjoy. Voted for by a panel of expert judges from the arts sector, the Awards recognise the outstanding events that took place within 2015 Festival and the organisations and venues that participated.

Akram Khan Company and MOKO Dance joined over 800 other organisations in delivering events as part of the 2015 festival, which took place between 9 October and 1 November 2015. Around 500,000 family members attended one of the 4,000 festival events across the UK.

Akram Khan’s DESH was an instant hit with audiences and critics alike when it was first presented in 2011. Last year Akram Khan Company with MOKO Dance and director Sue Buckmaster of Theatre-Rites adapted Khan’s much-loved production specifically for children aged 7+ and their families.