Archive: Akram Khan Company

Festspielhaus Großer Saal

Jungle Book reimagined


EUR 45, 39, 34, 28, 12



Dance In a near future world, a family is torn apart as they escape their homeland ravaged by the impact of climate change. Arriving alone in a deserted modern city, and with wild animals claiming the streets as their own, the child soon discovers unlikely allies in this strange new jungle.

In Akram Khan’s new dance-theatre production based on the original story of Rudyard Kipling’s much-loved family classic, Akram and his team reinvent the journey of Mowgli through the eyes of a climate refugee.

Featuring an original score, ten international dancers and state-of-the-art animation and visuals, Jungle Book reimagined is a beautifully compelling and vital piece of storytelling about our intrinsic need to belong and bond with others, and placing the importance of connecting with and respecting our natural world at its heart.

Jungle Book reimagined brings together a stellar creative team, with script by Tariq Jordan, dramaturgy by Sharon Clark and original score by Jocelyn Pook. With sound design by Gareth Fry, lighting by Michael Hulls, visual stage design by Miriam Buether, video design and animation by YeastCulture, the visual technology will turn the stage into a magical world that dives into the myths of today.

Age suitability: all generations of audiences from 10 upwards


Akram Khan Director/Choreographer, Mavin Khoo Creative Associate/Coach, Tariq Jordan Writer, Sharon Clark Dramaturgical Advisor, Jocelyn Pook Composer, Gareth Fry Sound Designer, Michael Hulls Lighting Designer, Miriam Buether Visual Stage Designer, Adam Smith (YeastCulture) Art Direction and Director of Animation, Nick Hillel (YeastCulture) Producer/Director of Video Design, Naaman Azhari, Natasza Cetner, Edson R Bazzarin Rotoscope Artists/Animators, Nicky Henshall, Andrew Pan, Angela Towler Rehearsal directors, Lucia Chocarro, Tom Davis-Dunn, Thomasin Gülgeç, Max Revell, Matthew Sandiford, Pui Yung Shum, Fukiko Takase, Holly Vallis, Vanessa Vince-Pang, Luke Watson, Jan Mikaela Villanueva (guest artist) Dancers, Farooq Chaudhry Producing Director, Isabel Tamen Executive Director, Mashitah Omar Project Manager


Co-produced by Curve Leicester, Birmingham Hippodrome, Edinburgh International Festival, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay Singapore, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Maison de la Danse / Pôle européen de création – Lyon, National Arts Centre – Canada, New Vision Arts Festival – Hong Kong, Orsolina28, Pfalzbau Bühnen – Theater im Pfalzbau Ludwigshafen, Romaeuropa Festival, Sadler’s Wells London, Stanford Live / Stanford University, Teatros del Canal – Madrid, théâtre de Caen, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris

With the support of Garfield Weston Foundation, Genesis Foundation and Angela Bernstein CBE

Supported by Arts Council England

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