Gecko (theatre company)

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Gecko is a physical theatre company, led by Artistic Director Amit Lahav.

The process[edit]

Gecko’s work has been influenced by David Glass. A major idea with the David Glass Ensemble that can be seen in Gecko's work is the importance of participatory activities.[1] Gecko focuses on their personal experiences, relationships, and emotional responses to the world for inspiration. Gecko have been influenced by Glass’s methodology for creative development, which includes five steps: Preparation, Creative origination, Creative organization, Manifestation/presentation, and Reflection and renewal.[2]

Past productions[edit]

  • Taylor's Dummies - Voted best performance off-West End by Time Out Live Awards and has toured nationally and internationally.
  • The Race - Performed at the Edinburgh Festival, won a Total Theatre Award, and has toured nationally and internationally, including a four-week run in New York City.
  • The Arab and The Jew - toured extensively throughout the UK and internationally.
  • The Overcoat - Adapted from Nikolai Gogol's short story a co-production between the Lyric Hammersmith in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth.[3]
  • Missing - Started in 2012 and is still touring the globe. Performed in China in Macau and Hong Kong in September 2015.
  • Institute Opened at Northern Stage in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2014 and was performed at the Pleasance Grand during the 2015 Edinburgh Festival. Institute recently showed at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton from the 2nd to 5 November 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mermikides, Alex, and Jackie Smart. "Sculpting the Territory." Devising in Process. Basingstoke, Hampshire [England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 165-85. Print
  2. ^ Mermikides, Alex, and Jackie Smart. "Sculpting the Territory." Devising in Process. Basingstoke, Hampshire [England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 165-85. Print
  3. ^ http://geckotheatre.com/