AKRAM KHAN COMPANY: Jungle Book reimagined

Producer / Exclusive representative: Attiki Cultural Society
In collaboration with World Human Forum, ALPHA MISSION-ΔELOS

“The Earth is not just a stage upon which we enact our human story, since the Earth itself is the protagonist, and it is alive. Climate change is not fiction but a reality”
Akram Khan

Jungle Book reimagined, based on the homonymous book by Joseph Rudyard Kipling‎. 
The adventures of Mowgli are transported to the 21st century. In this fresh perspective of The Jungle Book, the emblematic Akram Khan choreographs the cry of an outraged nature and a planet that is gasping for breath.
Ambitious and spectacular, Akram Khan's new creation, Jungle Book Reimagined, is based on Rudyard Kipling's homonymous book (The Jungle Book).
Through the sense of urgency, the emblematic choreographer creates a fairy tale for children and
adults alike, which takes place in a dystopian environment, where the concern about the incessant destruction of our planet, the ecosystem and natural resources needs to be the key political and social priority.
Through the use of animation, the stage is transformed into a magical world, where the dancers move between reality and fantasy, thus emphasizing that the climate and environmental crisis was and still is more relevant than ever.
“And, as it is our children that will inherit our mistakes, I want them to know that the climate and environmental crisis was and still is a cultural crisis more than ever!” Akram Khan
Appropriate for children over the age of 10
In collaboration with World Human Forum, ALPHA MISSION-ΔELOS
Co-produced by: Attiki Cultural Society Athens, Curve Leicester, 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, Sadler’s Wells London, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris, Teatros del Canal – Madrid


Akram Khan Director, Choreographer

Associate director/choreographer Mavin Khoo
Text Tariq Jordan
Dramaturgy advisor Sharon Clark
Composer Jocelyn Pook
Sound design Gareth Fry
Lighting design Michael Hulls
Visual stage design Miriam Buether
Art direction, Animation Adam Smith (YeastCulture)
Production, video design Nick Hillel (YeastCulture)
Tour rehearsal managers Nick Henshall, Andrew Pan, Angela Towler
Tom Dunn, Thomasin Gulgec, Maximilian Revell, Mathew Sandiford, Pui Yung Shum, Holly Vallis, Luke Watson, Harry Foster, Jan Mikaela Villanueva, Elpida Skourou, Bianca Mikahil, Maya Balam Meyong




50€, 40€, 30€, 20€, 12€ (reduced)

  • 13 September 2023 to 14 September 2023
    Wed|Thu     20:30  (FRIENDS OF MUSIC HALL M1)