Akram Khan Company, Jungle Book reimagined, Camilla Greenwell
Helsinki Festival 2024
Aug 15 – Sep 1, 2024
Various Locations
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Festival programme is complete: Dance work by Akram Khan Company, Khovanshchina conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and a Lauri Porra‘s composition for 125 bass voices. The confirmed Helsinki Festival programme includes, for example, dancer-choreographer Akram Khan’s breathtaking contemporary dance work Jungle Book reimagined and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra’s new concert version of the opera Khovanshchina, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. The highlight of the 35-year-old Night of the Arts is Lauri Porra’s free of charge music experience in Senate Square, featuring over 100 bass instruments.

This year’s international dance performance at Helsinki Festival is Jungle Book reimagined by the acclaimed dancer-choreographer Akram Khan, known for his current themes and imaginative, complex works. This contemporary dance work is based on Rudyard Kipling’s beloved classic Jungle Book, reinterpreted through the themes of climate change and migration. The show will feature ten top international dancers as well as breathtaking animation and stage art.

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