AdvertisementOne of the most original and celebrated choreographers of international dance returns to Perth with Jungle Book reimagined, a visually stunning and inventive dance theatre work based on the much-loved classic by Rudyard Kipling. With a new sense of urgency, Akram Khan has reinterpreted the story of Mowgli through the eyes of a refugee caught in a world devastated by the impact of climate change.
In a near future world, a family is torn apart as they escape their homeland ravaged by the impact of climate change. Arriving alone in a deserted modern city, and with wild animals claiming the streets as their own, the child soon discovers unlikely allies in this strange new jungle.
Jungle Book reimagined brings together a stellar creative team, with script by Tariq Jordan, dramaturgy by Sharon Clark, an original score by Jocelyn Pook, sound design from Gareth Fry and lighting by Michael Hulls. Transforming the stage into a magical world, diving into the myths of today, is Miriam Buether with visual stage design, whilst video design and animation comes from YeastCulture.
Driven by an extraordinary international cast of dancers, supported by a beautiful original score and state-of-the-art animation and visuals, Jungle Book reimagined is a beautifully compelling and vital piece of storytelling about our intrinsic need to belong and bond with others. It places the importance of connecting with and respecting our natural world at its heart.
This venue is wheelchair accessible with assistive listening and is 50% visual content.
Audio described performance Mon 12 Feb 7pm
Tactile tour available before the show Mon 12 Feb at 6pm
Auslan interpreted performance Wed 14 Feb 7pm
Recommended for ages 10+
Find more info at https://www.perthfestival.com.au/events/jungle-book-reimagined/
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Festival Club priority booking begins Wed 25 Oct, 12pm AWST
Tickets on sale Mon 30 Oct, 12pm AWST
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Heath Ledger Theatre, 174 - 176 William Street,Perth,WA,Australia