Hugely visual and vigorously imaginative, Gecko always strive to put the audience at the heart of the narrative. Headed up by Artistic Director Amit Lahav, Gecko’s work is anchored in human behaviour – using a distinct physical style that is always open to individual interpretation. In their new production, Kin, we are encouraged to explore ideas of migration, racism, empathy and home – to look inwards and ask “Who am I, and Where do I belong?”
Gecko always strive to put the audience at the heart of the narrative.
Running for just five performances this autumn, Kin is the first major show in HOME’s new season of theatre. This extraordinary production offers a provocative and intoxicating rumination around belonging, origins and destiny. Set to a hypnotic global soundtrack, Gecko’s captivating ensemble of international devising performers present ideas around cultural identity, community and belonging.
A captivating ensemble of performers present ideas around cultural identity, community and belonging.
Kin tells the story of Leah, a young child who embarked on an epic journey from Yemen to Palestine in 1932. A story of desperation and compassion, the narrative is set ninety years later as her grandson imagines the voyage the family made to escape persecution and build a better life.
Bringing their own experience of migration and acceptance in their undeniably captivating physical theatre style, Gecko’s aim is not to explore and resolve issues – they are a company that present and deal in images and metaphors, leaving their audience capable to draw their own meaning. Expect a fusion of storytelling, stunning physical theatre sequences and contemporary dance alongside an intelligent lighting design and atmospheric soundscape. Where spoken word is presented – it is in multiple languages and often in the performer’s native tongue – the words blend creating a beautiful, universal sound.
A stunning piece of physical theatre that demands to be experienced.
We’re huge fans of Gecko’s work; capturing the true beauty of live performance – Kin promises to be a stunning piece of physical theatre that demands to be experienced.