Thursday, 20 March 2014

Gecko presents INSTITUTE. Promotion for Derby Theatre

Gecko presents INSTITUTE 
Derby Theatre Wed 2 – Sat 5 April 

“A ravishing display of theatrical fireworks…striking” The Guardian 
Following their highly acclaimed performance of Missing last year,  Derby Theatre is delighted to announce that the multi award-winning  physical dance theatre company Gecko, prior to a UK tour later this year,  will return to the Theatre this April with the premiere of their stunning  new piece, Institute. 

When the time comes, will anyone really care? Set in a warped world of  emotional compartmentalisation and treatment – where memories are  filed, relationships scrutinised and patient becomes carer and vice versa  – four people undergo a series of extraordinary physical ‘treatments’ as they struggle to prepare themselves for the outside world. But a Gecko world is never as it first appears... 

Gecko has a reputation for generating unique new worlds, exquisite stage-craft and breath-taking choreography. As well as being visually captivating. For Institute, audiences can once again expect ingenious design, featuring giant filing cabinets from which full formed memories, whole relationships and secrets are pulled out and filed away; visceral movement and intricate group choreography from the all-male cast; and moments of stunning tenderness and aching beauty that shine out from the shadows so brightly, they will leave you reeling.   

Amit Lahav (Director of Institute and Artistic Director at Gecko) said: “Institute will pull you in and take you on a voyage – your relationship with the word care will ultimately determine how that journey feels for you. The idea that society is becoming more fragmented, individualistic and desensitised is terrifying to me. I’m fascinated about what the implications may be if we don’t ask questions about the way we care for each other”

Institute is Gecko’s sixth creation in 10 years. With each new show they build on their established working methodology of physical exploration and theatrical invention.

Tickets: £10.50 - £23.50. For more information and to book tickets call the Box Office on 01332 593939 or online at

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