Gecko Intensive

Monday 11 – Wednesday 13 March
High Street Exhibition Gallery
Ipswich, Suffolk

Join us in Ipswich for a three-day intensive for professional performers, run by two of Gecko’s ensemble members.

WHAT IS IT? This training opportunity allows professional performers 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 performance skills, coming together to create a short ensemble piece at the end of the intensive.

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

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Places cost £250. 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 a minimum of three years professional experience as an actor, dancer or physical performer since completing training. 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 Equality and diversity monitoring 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 Section 4 of 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 have three years professional experience as a performer (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 Friday 8th February at 5pm.