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“The choreography is wonderfully eclectic and expressive, constantly shifting styles to meet the moment, and performed by all four men with exquisite precision and feeling.” ★★★★ The Financial Times (Sarah Hemming)
“The attention to detail extends to all aspects of this beautifully realised production…all in all, it makes for a unique vision.” ★★★★ The Independent (Holly Williams)
Institute is a visually captivating, intimate, funny and moving exploration of what it means to care.
Gecko has a reputation for generating unique worlds, exquisite stage craft and breath-taking choreography. Institute uses movement, imagery and a range of choreographic styles to further explore the complexity of human behaviour.
As well as being visually captivating, Institute is extremely intimate and often very funny. An incisive dissection of the way we nurture and care for ourselves and each other.
Four male performers, portray four very familiar human beings, each driven by a desire to care and be cared for…
This show is recommended for 12+
PAY WHAT YOU CAN on Mon 7 Mar
Join a member of the company for a practical introduction to the work of Gecko, exploring some of the key ideas in Institute. This workshop is suitable for teenagers and young adults with some experience of contemporary dance or theatre. £12 or free with a ticket to the show (must be purchased in the same transaction)
THU 3 & TUE 8 MAR Stay after the show for a discussion with Amit and the company (British Sign Language interpreted on Tue 8). Free event.
GECKO CORNER: Every night (excpet 3, 8 and 10 Mar): Join the company in the bar for a drink and a chat.
“It brought a spontaneous standing ovation that was fully and richly deserved. A wonderful piece of thought provoking physical theatre that’s an absolute joy.” ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide (Robin Strapp)
“The individual attention to detail and accomplished ensemble playing make this piece required viewing.” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby (Joshua Clarke)
Gecko is an award-winning and internationally-acclaimed physical theatre company, led by Artistic Director Amit Lahav.
A Gecko show is visual, visceral, ambitious theatre crafted to inspire, move and entertain.Gecko strives to make their work wide open to interpretation and put their audience at the heart of the narrative. Amit has created an organic devising process that oscillates between intense periods of experimentation, making brave leaps, learning and failing and including choreography, writing, storyboarding and reflection.
Every stage includes sonic and technical development alongside the choreography. With an expanding ensemble of international performers and makers, Gecko works across diverse age groups, nationalities and forms.
The company tours nationally and internationally and continues to develop strong partnerships around the world. Beyond the stage, Gecko aspires to open the doors on their process via every possible avenue, be it digital, in schools or through one-to-one relationships with their audience.
Created by Amit Lahav
Producer: Rosalind Wynn
Production Manager: Nathan Johnson
Set Design: Rhys Jarman and Amit Lahav
Lighting Design: Chris Swain and Amit Lahav
Original Music: Dave Price
Associate Director: Rich Rusk
Designer: Nathan Johnson
Costume Supervisor: Amy Cook
Supported by Arts Council England. Co-commissioned by Derby Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre and New Wolsey Theatre. In association with DanceEast and Northern Stage.
Duration: 75 mins
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Spring 16