Jungle Book reimagined
Akram Khan Company presents
Jungle Book reimagined

2 Feb 2024 to 3 Feb 2024

The world-renowned Akram Khan Company presents a magical dance-theatre retelling of Kipling’s classic for their Australian premiere season.

Witness one of the world’s most acclaimed international dance companies turn the stage into a mythical world with spectacular movement and stunning stagecraft. This is the only chance to see this “engaging, sobering, transfixing and hopeful” (The Sunday National) work on the east coast of Australia.

Jungle Book reimagined follows the journey of Mowlgi, through the eyes of a refugee caught in a world devastated 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.

★★★★★ “Jungle Book: Reimagined feels like a blockbuster cinematic experience with a powerful mes­sage for us all. It’s truly exceptional.” – The Stage

★★★★ “Khan’s choreography puts the Kaa in Kathak! Brilliant.” – The Herald

“Simultaneously engaging, sobering, transfixing and hopeful, this beautiful work of art is worthy of gracing any stage in the world.” –The Sunday National

Jungle Book reimagined is a work of collaboration with AKC and the following creatives: Tariq Jordan – Writer, Sharon Clark – Dramaturgical Advisor, Jocelyn Pook – Composer, Gareth Fry – Sound Designer, Michael Hulls – Lighting Designer, Miriam Buether – Visual Stage Designer, and Video Design/Animation from YeastCulture, who use visual technology to transform the stage into a magical world diving into the myths of today.

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