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Akram Khan Company

Jungle Book reimagined
Akram Khan
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United Kingdom
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Ecological fable

The adventures of the “man cub” transposed to the 21st century. In this reinterpretation of The Jungle Book, Akram Khan sounds the cry of an outraged nature and a planet on its last legs. Ambitious and spectacular.

“We think we own the Earth, but we are only guests on this planet, like all other species,” explains Akram Khan. The brilliant British choreographer, who danced the role of Mowgli in an Indian production at the age of 10, has never forgotten the lessons he learned from Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book (1894). Now he reframes Mowgli’s journey through the eyes of a young climate refugee. Arriving alone in a deserted urban jungle where wild animals have taken over the streets, the child soon meets some unlikely allies. Combining dance, theatre, animation and video projections with Jocelyn Pook’s spellbinding score, this coming-of-age story performed by 10 exceptional dancers underlines the urgency of inventing a new world together.

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Dance, music, theater [...] this show is an enchantment
Madame Figaro,
Paris

Artists

Choreographer
Akram Khan

Akram Khan is one of the most celebrated and respected artists working in dance today. At the helm of the Akram Khan Company, which he founded in 1999, he has created a body of imaginative, accessible, and relevant works.

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Company

Akram Khan Company
Founded in 2000 by Akram Khan and Farooq Chaudhry, the Akram Khan Company is renowned for its innovation, major international presence, and hybrid choreographic language, the result of Akram Khan's training which combines khatak, a classical Indian dance form, and contemporary dance.
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Credits

Direction artistique et chorégraphie Akram Khan.
Assistant chorégraphie Mavin Khoo.
Textes Tariq Jordan.
Conseil artistique Sharon Clark.
Composition musicale Jocelyn Pook.
Son Gareth Fry.
Lumière Michael Hulls.
Scénographie Miriam Buether.
Direction de l’animation Adam Smith (YeastCulture).
Production et réalisation vidéo Nick Hillel (YeastCulture).
Artistes / Animateurs rotoscopie Naaman Azhari, Natasza Cetner, Edson R Bazzarin.
Conseillers / Consultants Andy Serkis, John Cassey.
Direction des répétitions Nicky Henshall, Andrew Pan, Angela Towler (en tournée).

Interprètes Maya Balam Meyong, Tom Davis-Dunn, Harry Theadora Foster, Filippo Franzese, Bianca Mikahil, Max Revell, Matthew Sandiford, Pui Yung Shum, Elpida Skourou, Holly Vallis, Jan Mikaela Villanueva et Luke Watson.

Assistant·e·s animation Nisha Alberti, Geo Barnett, Miguel Maella Black, Michelle Cramer, Jack Hale, Zuzanna Odolczyk, Sofja Umarik.

Voix Tian-Lan Chaudhry, Joy Elias-Rilwan, Pushkala Gopal, Dana Haqjoo, Nicky Henshall, Su-Man Hsu, Kathryn Hunter, Emmanuel Imani, Divya Kasturi, Jeffery Kissoon, Mavin Khoo, Yasmin Paige, Max Revell, Christopher Simpson, Pui Yung Shum, Holly Vallis, Jan Mikaela Villanueva, Luke Watson, étudiatns de 3e année de la Rambert School (Twickenham, Royaume-Uni).

Directeur de la production Farooq Chaudhry.
Directrice générale Isabel Tamen.
Cheffe de projet Mashitah Omar.
Directeur technique Zeynep Kepekli.
Responsable technique Michael Cunningham.
Directeur de production et accessoiriste de tournée Marek Pomocki.
Éclairagiste Stephane Dejours.
Ingénieur de son Philip Wood.
Technicien vidéo et projectionniste Matthew Armstrong.
Régisseur Samuel Collier.

Coproduit par 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.

L'adaptation technique du spectacle a bénéficié de l'aimable soutien des Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.

Avec le soutien de Garfield Weston Foundation, Genesis Foundation et Angela Bernstein CBE.

Soutenu par Arts Council England.

Un grand merci à Thomasin Gülgeç, Lucia Chocarro, Vanessa Vince-Pang, Fukiko Takase, Tina + Richard Fagan, Sue Buckmaster, The Coronet Theatre, University of Roehampton, M. + Mme Khan, Yuko Khan, Sayuri, Kenzo & Ayana Khan, Amanda Britton, Darren Ellis, Sharon Watson, Ann David, Anda Winters, Ella Roberts, Anna CY Chan, les étudiants de Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts qui ont participé à des répétitions, les étudiants de 3e année (2021-2022) de la Northern School of Contemporary Dance et de la Rambert School, qui ont travaillé sur la résidence de R&D.

Musique de Jocelyn Pook © Copyright 2022 Chester Music Limited.

Musique enregistrée par Tanja Tzarovska, Melanie Pappenheim, Sushma Soma, Sohini Alam, Voya Zivkovic (chant); Jocelyn Pook (piano, alto, voix et clavier); Mulele Matondo (guitare et sanza); Belinda Sykes (chalemie et gralla).

Enregistrement et arrangement Steve Parr.

How Dare You?” Greta Thunberg, l’enregistrement est la propriété des Nations Unies.
Blah, blah, blah” discours de Greta Thunberg.

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