Akram Khan’s ‘Jungle Book Reimagined’ scored by Jocelyn Pook will have it’s world premier on the 2nd-9th April in Curve Leicester, UK.
With a new sense of urgency, Akram has reinterpreted this lovingly known story by Rudyard Kipling from another perspective, through the lens of today’s children – those who will inherit our world and become our future storytellers.
Embedded in the roots of Jungle Book is the deep threat that mankind poses towards nature. Akram and his team have reinvented the journey of Mowgli through the eyes of a refugee caught in a world devastated by the impact of climate change. They tell the story of how this child will help us to listen again, not to our voices, but to the voices of the natural world that we, the modern world, try to silence. Jungle Book reimagined speaks to all generations as a step to remind, to relearn, to reimagine a new world together.