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Jungle Book reimagined

AKRAM KHAN COMPANY / UK 18. 5. / 6.00 p.m. / 2 h a 25 min incl. one intermission Janáček Theatre GENRE: Foreign, Dance

For children from 10 years Subtitles in Czech language Dramaturgical introduction + discussion after the performance


Possibility to obtain a quantity discount of -25%.
Regular NdB discounts can be applied to tickets.
The discount for seniors is 30%.
The discount for disabled persons and students is 50%.
Discounts are not to be combined.

30 minutes before the performance there is a dramaturgical introduction in the foyer – 1st floor
60 minutes before the performance there is a lector’s introduction for children in the foyer – ground floor
Discussion with the creators takes place after the performance on stage.

The company of Akram Khan, the world-famous British dancer and choreographer of Bangladeshi origin, is returning to the Czech Republic after more than ten years. This year it will present its dance-theatre production Jungle Book Reimagined intended not only for the wide public, but also for families with children aged over 10 years. In Akram Khan’s new production is based on the original story of Rudyard Kipling’s much-loved classic. Akram regards the story of Mowgli from another perspective and with a sense of urgency—through the eyes of today’s children, those ones who will inherit our world and become future narrators. Akram and his team reinvent Mowgli‘s journey through the eyes of a climate refugee caught in a world devastated by the impact of climatic changes. They retell the story of a child who shows us that we need to learn again to listen. Not to our own voices but to the voices of the natural world, those that the modern civilisation tries to silence. Speaking to all generations, Jungle Book Reimagined is a reminder of the need to create a new world.

Director/Choreographer: Akram Khan

Creative Associate/Coach: Mavin Khoo

Writer: Tariq Jordan

Dramaturgical Advisor: Sharon Clark

Composer: Jocelyn Pook

Sound Designer: Gareth Fry

Lighting Designer: Michael Hulls

Visual Stage Designer: Miriam Buether

Art Direction and Director of Animation: Adam Smith (YeastCulture)

Producer/Director of Video Design: Nick Hillel (YeastCulture)

Rotoscope Artists/Animators: Naaman Azhari, Natasza Cetner, Edson R Bazzarin

Rehearsal Directors: Charlotte Pook

Dancers: Maya Balam Meyong, Hector Ferrer, Harry Theadora Foster, Filippo Franzese, Bianca Mikahil, Max Revell, Matthew Sandiford, Elpida Skourou, Jan Mikaela Villanueva, Lani Yamanaka

Assistant Animators: Nisha Alberti, Geo Barnett, Miguel Mealla Black, Michelle Cramer, Jack Hale, Zuzanna Odolczyk, Sofja Umarik

Voice Actors: 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, 3rd year students of Rambert School.

Producing Director: Farooq Chaudhry

Executive Director: Isabel Tamen

Project Manager: Mashitah Omar

Original Technical Director: Tina Fagan

Original Technical Manager: Richard Fagan

Technical Director: Zeynep Kepekli

Technical Manager: Michael Cunningham

Touring Production Manager and Prop Maker: Marek Pomocki

Lighting Engineer: Stephane Dejours

Sound Engineer: Enrico Aurigemma

Video Technician and Projectionist: Matthew Armstrong

Technical Stage Manager: Samuel Collie