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Jungle Book reimagined

Akram Khan Company

Belgische première
dance
monumental
Wed 21 Sep 2022 -20.00
Concertzaal
introduction by Elia Baele 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.25
Voor volwassenen en kinderen vanaf 10 jaar

Standard €25.00 - €44.00

Reduction -26 €13.00 - €22.50

All prices include booking fees.

A 19th-century Western myth from another perspective

The Bruges dance season opens with The Jungle Book. Akram Khan, who danced the role of Mowgli himself when he was a child, has created a new interpretation of the story of the little boy, lost in the jungle. Central to Khan’s version is the interconnectedness of humans, animals and nature. He beautifully and compelling deploys his ten dancers and their voices in an otherwise completely digital set. Jocelyn Pook – who previously provided the soundscape of acclaimed films, such as Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut – composed the score.

credits

Akram Khan: choreography & direction
Lucia Chocarro, Tom Davis-Dunn, Harry Theadora Foster, Thomasin Gülgeç, Jan Mikaela Villanueva, Max Revell, Matthew Sandiford, Pui Yung Shum, Fukiko Takase, Holly Vallis, Vanessa Vince-Pang & Luke Watson: dance

Mavin Khoo: creative associate & coach
Tariq Jordan: text
Sharon Clark: dramaturgical advisor
Jocelyn Pook: music
Gareth Fry: sound design
Michael Hulls: lighting design
Miriam Buether: visual stage designer

Adam Smith (YeastCulture): art Direction & director of animation
Nick Hillel (YeastCulture): producer & director of video design
Naaman Azhari, Natasza Cetner & Edson R Bazzarin: rotoscope artists & animators

Nicky Henshall, Andrew Pan & Angela Towler: rehearsal directors

coproduction: Curve Leicester, Attiki Cultural Society – Greece, Birmingham Hippodrome, Edinburgh International Festival, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay Singapore, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, 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

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Akram Khan: choreography & direction
Lucia Chocarro, Tom Davis-Dunn, Harry Theadora Foster, Thomasin Gülgeç, J

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Wed 21 Sep 2022 -20.00
Concertzaal
introduction by Elia Baele 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.25
Voor volwassenen en kinderen vanaf 10 jaar

Standard €25.00 - €44.00

Reduction -26 €13.00 - €22.50

All prices include booking fees.