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Show photographer Camilla Greenwell

Akram Khan Company: Jungle Book reimagined

  • 4 performances


  • Duration

    2 H 10 MIN (incl. intermission)

  • Venue

    Erkko Hall

  • Tickets

    69-39,90 €

  • Show times

    Thu 22.8. at 6 pm.

    Fri 23.8. at 6 pm.

    Sat 24.8. at 1 pm.

    Sat 24.8. at 6 pm.

    The work is recommended for ages ten and above.

    Post show talk after the show on Thu 22.8.


In the near future, a family is separated from each other while fleeing their country ravaged by climate change. The family’s child arrives alone in a deserted city where wild animals have claimed the streets and finds unlikely allies in this strange new jungle.

Akram Khan’s new contemporary dance work is based on Rudyard Kipling’s beloved classic Jungle Book. Khan and his team retell the journey of Mowgli through the eyes of a climate refugee. Jungle Book reimagined is a powerful and fascinating tale of our need to belong and connect with other people and nature.

The show will feature ten top international dancers as well as breathtaking animation and stage art. Jungle Book reimagined is a magical world that dives into the myths of today.

Akram Khan’s imaginative and approachable works that examine current themes have lifted him to the forefront as one of the best-known and highly-appraised dance artists of our time.

The work is recommended for ages ten and above.

The event is organized by the Helsinki Festival.


Standard ticket | A – 69 €, B – 57 €

Group ticket | Minimum amount 10 persons, A – 62,10 € B – 51,30 €

Pensioner ticket | B – 54 €

Discount ticket | 39,90 € Under 18, students, unemployed, civil servants and conscripts. Please be prepared to present a certificate entitling you to a discount.

Group ticket | min. 10 person groups A – 62,10 €, B – 51,30 €

Note: To ensure good visibility to everyone, The Erkko Hall auditorium is steep. Please note that there is no lift to the upper section. Only the first row seats are fully accessible.

Ticket sales via Lippu.fi. Please contact Lippu.fi in all ticket inquiries.


Director/Choreographer: Akram Khan

Creative Associate/Coach
: Mavin Khoo

: Tariq Jordan

Dramaturgical Advisor
: Sharon Clark

: Jocelyn Pook

Sound Designer
: Gareth Fry

Lighting Designer
: Michael Hulls

Visual Stage Designer: Miriam Buether

Art Direction and Director of Animation
: Adam Smith (YeastCulture)

Producer/Director of Video Design: Nick Hillel (YeastCulture)

Rotoscope Artists/Animators: Naaman Azhari, Natasza Cetner, Edson R Bazzarin

Rehearsal Directors: Nicky Henshall, Andrew Pan, Angela Towler

Dancers: Maya Balam Meyong, Hector Ferrer, Harry Theadora Foster, Filippo Franzese, Bianca Mikahil, Max Revell, Matthew Sandiford, Elpida Skourou, Holly Vallis, Jan Mikaela Villanueva, Lani Yamanaka

Producing Director
: Farooq Chaudhry

Executive Director
: Isabel Tamen

Project Manager
: Mashitah Omar

Co-produced by: Curve Leicester, Attiki Cultural Society – Greece, Birmingham Hippodrome, Edinburgh International Festival, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay Singapore, Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance – Chicago, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts – New York, 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.

The technical adaptation of Jungle Book reimagined is kindly supported by Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.

With the support of Garfield Weston Foundation, Genesis Foundation and Angela Bernstein CBE

Supported by Arts Council England

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