This Thursday, October 26, Broadstage in Santa Monica, will present the U.S. premiere of Akram Khan’s Jungle Book reimagined, a multi-media dance performance. Jungle Book reimagined will also be performed in Santa Monica on October 27 and 28. For tickets see broadstage.org.
Based on Rudyard Kipling’s original children’s fable, Khan sets this Jungle Book in a city and a world suffering the consequences of climate change. For adults and children alike (ages 8+), this ballet uses animation, sound design and projections in innovative ways.
Working from a script written by Tariq Jordan, and dramaturgy by Sharon Clark Khan’s Jungle Book reimagined has an original score by Jocelyn Pook, sound design by Gareth Fry, lighting by Michael Hulls, visual stage design by Miriam Buether, and video design and animation by YeastCulture.
Khan is one of the world’s most important choreographers working today. Having his Jungle Book reimagined at Broadstage is a rare opportunity to experience one of Khan’s signature dance creations.