»Jungle Book reimagined« – A magical dance-theatre retelling of Kipling’s classic

Akram Khan Artistic Direction, Choreography

Mavin Khoo Artistic assistance, Coach

Tariq Jordan Text

Sharon Clark Dramaturgy

Jocelyn Pook Composition

Gareth Fry Sound Design

Michael Hulls Lighting Design

Miriam Buether Stage

Adam Smith Direction Animation

Nick Hillel Video Design

Naaman Azhari, Natasza Cetner, Edson R Bazzarin Rotoscoping

Akram Khan Company Dance

Nicky Henshall, Andrew Pan, Angela Towler Rehearsal Direction

Farooq Chaudhry Production Management

Isabel Tamen Management

Mashitah Omar Project Management

The 1967 animated film »The Jungle Book« is well known to many generations. It is based on the »Jungle Books« by Nobel Prize winner Rudyard Kipling, published in 1894, which have always been close to choreographer Akram Khan's heart. Not only because he himself danced the role of Mowgli in an Indian dance production as a boy, but above all because of the profound wisdom that can be found in Kipling's stories and poems: the symbiosis of man and nature and the need to belong. Moved by a world that seems to have forgotten these essential connections, his retelling shows Mowgli's story through the eyes of a climate refugee in a less endearing light. Dance, music and modern animation take us on an immersive journey into a deserted urban world where wild animals make Mowgli their ally in the fight for survival. Between seriousness and melancholy, the Akram Khan Company also shows with a wink that there is beauty and humour in every pain, but above all a spark of hope.

Recommended for ages 10 and up; Introduction starts one hour before

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, Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance – Chicago, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts – New York, 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.

The technical adaptation of Jungle Book reimagined is kindly supported by Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.

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

Supported by Arts Council England

This event is part of the dance subscription and is available together with »Sasha Waltz Beethoven« at a discounted ticket price.

Production image: Jungle Book reimagined © Camilla Greenwell

dates and tickets


6 Jul



2 hours incl. break

Karten 35 ⁄ 45 ⁄ 60 ⁄ 75 ⁄ 85 € Festspielgäste in Ausbildung 15 €

Introduction at 19:00 / Available as a dance subscription with »Sasha Waltz Beethoven« 


7 Jul



2 hours incl. break

Karten 35 ⁄ 45 ⁄ 60 ⁄ 75 ⁄ 85 € Festspielgäste in Ausbildung 15 €

Introduction at 18:00 / Available as a dance subscription with »Sasha Waltz Beethoven« 

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