Pui Yung Shum. Photo by Ambra Vernuccio.
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Jungle Book reimagined

An Akram Khan Company Production Presented by Canadian Stage

By Akram Khan

A stunning piece of contemporary dance that the whole family will love

With a new sense of urgency, the world-renowned Akram Khan has reinterpreted this known story from another perspective, through the lens of today’s children – those who will inherit our world and become our future storytellers.

With spectacular technology that turns the stage into a mythical world, this Jungle Book reimagines the journey of Mowgli through the eyes of a refugee caught in a world devastated by the impact of climate change. This family-friendly epic dance work speaks to all generations as a step to remind, to relearn and to reimagine a new world together.

Suggested for children aged 8+ years.

Jungle Book reimagined feels like a
blockbuster cinematic experience with a powerful
message for us all. It’s truly exceptional. – The Stage
Simultaneously engaging, sobering, transfixing,
and hopeful – The Sunday National

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Created by

  • Akram Khan

Creative Associate & Coach

  • Mavin Khoo

Written by

  • Tariq Jordan

Dramaturgical Advisor

  • Sharon Clark


  • Jocelyn Pook

Sound Designer

  • Gareth Fry

Lighting Designer

  • Michael Hulls

Visual Stage Designer

  • Miriam Buether

Art Direction & Director of Animation

  • Adam Smith

Animation Motion Design by

  • Joshua Ingleby

Producer & Director of Video Design

  • Nick Hillel

Rotoscope Artists & Animators

  • Naaman Azhari
  • Natasza Cetner
  • Edson R Bazzarin

Rehearsal Directors

  • Nicky Henshall
  • Andrew Pan
  • Angela Towler


  • Lucia Chocarro
  • Tom Davis-Dunn
  • Harry Theadora Foster
  • Thomasin Gülgeç,
  • Max Revell
  • Matthew Sandiford
  • Pui Yung Shum
  • Fukiko Takase
  • Holly Vallis
  • Vanessa Vince-Pang
  • Jan Mikaela Villaneuva
  • Luke Watson

With the support of Garfield Weston Foundation and Genesis Foundation


Supported by Arts Council England

Special thanks to Sue Buckmaster, The Coronet Theatre & University of Roehampton

Co-produced by Curve Leicester, 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, Sadler’s Wells London, Stanford Live / Stanford University, Teatros del Canal – Madrid, théâtre de Caen, Théâtr

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