Akram Khan's

Jungle Book: Reimagined

Sat 2 - Sat 9 Apr 2022

Synopsis

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A magical dance retelling of Kipling’s family classic

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 brand 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, and the insight of film director Andy Serkis, the visual technology will turn the stage into a magical world that dives into the myths of today.

Jungle Book reimagined will be performed by ten dancers: Lucia Chocarro, Tom Davis-Dunn, Thomasin Gülgeç, Max Revell, Matthew Sandiford, Pui Yung Shum, Fukiko Takase, Holly Vallis, Vanessa Vince-Pang and Luke Watson.

Age suitability: all generations of audiences from 8 upwards.

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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