Akram Khan's

Jungle Book: Reimagined

Sat 2 - Sat 9 Apr 2022

Synopsis

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This brand-new work reimagines the classic story by Rudyard Kipling with an original score.

With a sense of urgency, Akram Khan will retell this lovingly known story from the perspective of today’s children – those who will inherit our world and become our future storytellers.

Embedded in the roots of Jungle Book is the deep threat that mankind poses towards nature. Akram and his team reimagine the journey of Mowgli through the eyes of a refugee caught in a world devastated by the impact of climate change. They will tell the story of how this child will help us to listen again, not to our voices but to the voices of the natural world that we, the modern world, try to silence. Jungle Book reimagined will speak to all generations as a step to remind, to relearn, to reimagine a new world together.

A stellar creative team bring this new production to life: with text written by Tariq Jordan and dramaturgy by Sharon Clark, Jungle Book reimagined is performed by an ensemble of ten dancers to an original score by Jocelyn Pook with contributions from Anoushka Shankar.

Visual technology will turn the stage into a magical world that dives into the myths of today with lighting by Michael Hulls, visual stage design by Tom Scutt, animation by Naaman Azhari, projection by Yeast Culture with insights from Andy Serkis.

Tickets

£38 – £10

DISCOUNTS*
£20 16 – 26 Members (with a FREE 16 – 26 Membership)
£18 Under 16s
£18 Under 18s school groups
£4 off for Groups 10+
£5 off for Groups 20+
15% off for Members
2-4-1 tickets for FriendsSupporters and Business Friends on Thu 7 Apr 7pm

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Artistic Director/Choreographer: Akram Khan
Creative Associate/Coach: Mavin Khoo
Writer: Tariq Jordan
Composer: Jocelyn Pook
Sound Designer: Gareth Fry
Songwriter: Anoushka Shankhar
Lighting Designer: Michael Hulls
Lead Animator: Naaman Azhari
Direction of Animation and Media: Nick Hillel (YeastCulture)
Visual Stage Designer/Consultant: Tom Scutt
Dramaturge to the writer: Sharon Clark
Advisors/Consultants: Andy Serkis & John Cassey
Rehearsal director: Nicky Henshall
Executive Producer: Farooq Chaudhry

Co-produced by Birmingham Hippodrome, Curve Leicester, Edinburgh International Festival, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay Singapore, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Maison de la Danse – Lyon, 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 la Ville – Paris

With the support of Garfield Weston Foundation and Genesis Foundation

Supported by Arts Council England

© Young Akram Khan in Akademi’s The Adventures of Mowgli, 1984. Photo by Alan Dilly from Akademi archives

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