A fun, fast-paced, and family-friendly performance that brings tales from Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” to life through an innovative mix of ballet and Indian Bharatanatyam dance.
Featuring an all-Indian musical score and guest performances by Nava Dance Theatre.
May 30 at 7:30 pm
May 31 at 7:30 pm
June 1 at 3:00 pm
June 1 at 7:30 pm
Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center Theater
900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Patron of the Arts: $50
Children and Students: $20
All seating is General Admission.
*Includes a $20 tax-deductible donation.
Fusing contemporary ballet with south Indian classical bharatanatyam dance, Jangala follows the story of Mowgli, a lost boy who is adopted by a pack of wolves and must use his wits to survive in the wild.
Artistic Director Graham Lustig’s version of Kipling’s classic tale is set in an urban city, complete with disco nightclubs, construction sites, and junkyards inhabited by feral dogs and features an all Indian music score including classical ragas, bhangra, and folkloric music from across India.
Created in collaboration with master bharatanatyam dancer and teacher Renuku Srinivasan of the Tala Shruti Dance School, Jangala’s combination of classical Indian dance and modern ballet, makes this an exciting and innovative performance that is enjoyable for adults and children alike.
Running time is approximately 90 minutes, including intermission.