6 Mar 2024, Wed, 2.30pm
7 Mar 2024, Thu, 2.30pm
(Intermission: 1 x 15mins)
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.
Director/Choreographer Akram Khan
Creative Associate/Coach Mavin Khoo
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
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.
6 Mar 2024, Wed
7 Mar 2024, Thu
$35 School Specials available
Tote Board Arts Grant
All Primary, Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges/ Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost.
For more details, please contact Esplanade Box Office at 6828 8389 or email email@example.com.
Great arts experiences begin with Esplanade&Me. Join this membership to enjoy ticket specials on shows at Esplanade, early bird specials, promotions at Esplanade Mall, unlimited access to Offstage and more.