Rudyard Kipling's famed story of a mischievous jungle boy, Mowgli, was brought to life on the ballet stage for the first time at the Kremlin Theatre in Moscow in 2008. The ballet was composed and conducted by the then 15-year-old virtuoso, Alexander Prior. The production was originally the dream of the Moscow Classical Ballet Company. Under the balletic direction of two former Bolshoi stars, Natalia Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasiliev, the young (NY?) conductor composed a masterful contemporary score that lifted the jungle boy from the pages of Kipling's book and into a moving Russian dance performance entitled, Mowgli.
Rich with animal characters and capturing all of the enthusiasm and emotion of a young boy who is lost in the jungle, Mowgli will delight one and all. The world debut was performed in front of the sold out, opulent 6,000-seat Kremlin Theatre and was an evening filled with the energy and magic that rarely is led by one so young.
The filming of Mowgli, is the first film project of Legendary Performances (501c3). They are proud to present this production to you and pleased that they were able to capture this unique moment in time. "An original ballet of this scope, composed and conducted by a teenager will serve to inspire and motivate young artists everywhere," states the non-profit Founder, Beverly DeCer.
Mowgli’s host, triple academy award winning Angela Lansbury, calls the production a “classic for the ages,” and joins Legendary Performances in presenting viewers worldwide the incomparable Alexander Prior, in this delightful production of Mowgli!