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Akram Khan Company
With Jan Mikaela and Maximilian Revell
Dance workshop

Immerse yourself in the world of Jungle Book reimagined

With Jan Mikaela and Maximilian Revell, two Akram Khan Company dancers

Workshop in English.
No experience required.
Age 14 and up.

This workshop will be a playful exploration of some of the themes in Akram Khan’s Jungle Book reimagined. Led by two company dancers, Jan Mikaela Villanueva and Maximilian Revell, participants will dive into some of the creative processes used by the company to generate dance movements, create characters and tell stories. Please come in clothes you can move around in.

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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Dancers biographies

Jan Mikaela Villaneuva

Jan Mikaela (she/her) was born and raised in the Philippines. She was a full government scholar of the Philippine High School for the Arts and recipient of the Outstanding Student Artist Award. At the age of 15, she joined Ballet Philippines where she performed and toured the company’s repertoire for three seasons. She has performed and worked with renowned choreographers such as Paxton Rickets, Anh Ngoc Nguyen, Zoltan Fodor, Eve Chan, Carlo Pacis and Alice Reyes. A Full Academy Scholar and recipient of the HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund (ROA) and various scholarships, Mika obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree with First Class Honours at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts before joining the Akram Khan Company in July 2022. Aside from performing arts, Mika is also passionate about dance science, writing, outreach programmes and giving back to the arts community by mentoring students.

Max Revell

Growing up in Cornwall, Max began training in Plymouth, taking breaking and popping classes with Street Factory from age nine, later returning there to teach. As a teenager he travelled across the UK competing in battles and worked with several theatre companies before joining Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds. In 2019 he won the BBC Young Dancer competition, graduating NSCD in 2020 he joined the postgraduate company Verve. He has enjoyed working with The Hiccup Project, Frantic Assembly, Patricia Okenwa, Gary Clarke, Eleanor Sikorski, Susanne Thomas, Dickson Mbi, Tony Adigun, Barnaby Booth, Botis Seva, Caroline Finn, and Matthew Robinson.

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