Gecko and Lime Court Care Home

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We’re thrilled to be a partner on Magic Me’s second Artist Residencies in Care Homes. Gecko has always had a young audience and works regularly in education settings. We’re excited to now take our work into Lime Court care home in neighbouring Essex and collaborate with and learn from the residents, introducing them to our devising and performance methods

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 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.

Gecko have been working closely with Lime Court care home since Autumn 2019, culminating in the creation of film story ‘Still’ explores the extraordinary potential within the everyday lives of the residents, inspired by their personal stories, experiences and passions. The film will premiere as part of the Harwich Festival in July 2022.