Jungle Book reimagined
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.
Run time 130 minutes, incl. intermission
Language Language no problem
Dutch opening night Sun December 25
Jungle Book reimagined
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.
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.
“A blockbuster cinematic experience with a powerful message for us all. It’s truly exceptional.”
"Khan adds playfulness to his kathak-rooted style, especially in the character of Baloo, an escaped dancing bear.”
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Enjoy a delicious Christmas brunch in the Brasserie prior to the performance.
Christmas brunch kids: Jungle book chocolate cupcake + brioche bun with cheese & farm butter from the Lindenhoff + mini croissant with blackberry jam + freshly squeezed orange juice or other juice of your choice (€ 12.50)
Christmas brunch: Mimosa or Bloody Mary upon reception (non-alcoholic option available) + brioche buns with smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, butter from the Lindenhof, farmer's belegen cheese and ham + mini quiches of palm cabbage and belegen goat cheese + yogurt with homemade granola and poached stewed pears + Christmas oatcakes, dried southern fruits, nuts and chocolate + fresh pearl barley salad with roasted beets, ricotta and basil + fresh orange juice and coffee or tea of your choice (€ 29.50).
director/Choreographer Akram Khan
creative Associate/Coach Mavin Khoo
writer Tariq Jordan
dramaturgical Advisor Sharon Clark
composer Jocelyn Pook
sound Designer Gareth Fry
lighting Designer Michael Hulls
visual Stage Designer Miriam Buether
art Direction and Director of Animation Adam Smith (YeastCulture)
producer/Director of Video Design Nick Hillel (YeastCulture)
rotoscope Artists/Animators Naaman Azhari, Natasza Cetner, Edson R Bazzarin
rehearsal Directors Nicky Henshall, Andrew Pan, Angela Towler (tour)
dancers Lucia Chocarro, Tom Davis-Dunn, Harry Theadora Foster, Thomasin Gülgeç, Max Revell, Matthew Sandiford, Pui Yung Shum, Fukiko Takase, Holly Vallis, Vanessa Vince-Pang, Luke Watson, Jan Mikaela Villanueva-|-
producing Director Farooq Chaudhry
executive Director Isabel Tamen
project Manager Mashitah Omar
co-produced by Curve Leicester, Attiki Cultural Society - Greece, 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, 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