Esplanade Presents

Theatre | Dance

Jungle Book reimagined

An Esplanade Co-Production
Akram Khan Company (UK)

8 Mar 2024, Fri, 7.30pm

9 Mar 2024, Sat, 3pm


(Intermission: 1 x 15mins)

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Embark on a thrilling adventure in a future world ravaged by climate change. Join a family's escape to a modern city, where a child discovers allies among wild animals. Presented by one of the most celebrated and respected dance artists today, Akram Khan's Jungle Book reimagined is a captivating dance-theatre production that reinvents the journey of Mowgli through the eyes of a climate refugee. 


Dive into a magical world with your family and celebrate the importance of belonging and respecting nature. 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 that is not to be missed.


Jungle Book reimagined Movement Workshop (Caregiver-child) By Akram Khan Company 

9 Mar 2024, Sat, 11am & 1pm

Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

Duration: 45 mins 

Recommended for ages 8 and up


In the creation of Jungle Book reimagined, the dancers spent time researching how to embody their animal characters. Each dancer adopts a unique movement style not only to portray their animal but also its personality. Join us to explore the movements of various animals and discover your own! 


This is an exclusive caregiver-child workshop for ticket holders of Jungle Book reimagined by Akram Khan Company at March On 2024. Book your workshop tickets here.


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, Jasper Narvaez, Max Revell, Matthew Sandiford, Pui Yung Shum, Elpida Skourou, Holly Vallis, Jan Mikaela Villanueva, Luke Watson   

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, 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 


Relaxed Environment

Recommended Age: 8 and above.
Admission Age:
6 and above.
Language: English
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Artist Information

Akram Khan

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Akram Khan is one of the most celebrated and respected dance artists today. With a career that spans 22 years, Akram Khan has created a body of work that has contributed significantly to the global arts landscape. His reputation has been built on the success of imaginative and highly accessible productions such as Jungle Book reimagined, XENOS, Until the Lions, and a highlight of his career being the creation of a section of the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. His collaborative spirit extends across disciplines and cultures, working with renowned figures from the National Ballet of China to Kylie Minogue.  


Khan’s work is recognised as being profoundly moving, in which his intelligently crafted storytelling is effortlessly intimate and epic. Beyond choreography, Khan has delved into documentaries, exploring dance on television. His illustrious career is marked by numerous awards, an MBE for services to dance in 2005, and prestigious roles, including Chancellor of De Montfort University. 

Date & Time

Relaxed Environment

8 Mar 2024, Fri


Esplanade Theatre

9 Mar 2024, Sat


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