Opportunities

Gecko Winter Intensive

Monday 3rd – Friday 7th December 2018
High Street Exhibition Gallery | Ipswich | Suffolk

Join us in Ipswich for a five-day professional development intensive with two of Gecko’s Devising Performers to enrich your own work and practice. 

WHAT IS IT? This training opportunity allows participants to delve into the world of Gecko and to learn about the company’s approach to physical theatre and devising for performance. It is an opportunity to gain an insight into the creative process our devising performers go through when creating a show.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING? Through a series of highly physical, dynamic workshops, you will focus on methods for creating movement for performance and use breath to explore emotions, expanding your creative toolkits. Participants will be nurtured and challenged in their artistic decision-making and will come together to create a short ensemble piece at the end of the week.

WHAT WILL I GAIN FROM IT? An insight into Gecko’s creation process as well as tools and advice for devising and performing movement that you can use in your own practice.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Places cost £390. Participants will need to arrange their own travel and accommodation.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A PLACE? Places are on a first come first served basis and participants must have completed a degree in a related subject to be eligible (drama, dance, directing, choreography). On this occasion, we won’t be able to accept those who have previously taken part in a Gecko training intensive.

To reserve your place, please email info@geckotheatre.com with the following information:

A copy of your CV (max. 2 pages)
A short paragraph (max. 200 words) detailing why you want to take part in the intensive and how it will influence your training and professional development (and reason for applying for a bursary place, if applicable)
A completed Gecko Equal Opportunities Form (which will be anonymised)

Gecko is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality within the arts and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

ARE THERE ANY BURSARY PLACES AVAILABLE? On this occasion we have reserved a portion of the places on this intensive for those who have previously faced barriers to accessing professional development opportunities due to belonging to a protected characteristic group (according to the 2010 Equalities Act). Successful applicants will be chosen based upon the positive impact this intensive will have upon their career development. Those applying for a bursary must still hold a degree in a related subject (as stated above). The bursary covers the fee, but participants will still need to arrange their own travel and accommodation. Please state clearly that you are applying for a bursary place when contacting us.

Deadline for bursary applications is Wednesday 31st October at 5pm.