Artistic Director | Performer
Amit Lahav is the Artistic Director and founder of Gecko. He was born in Israel and grew up in London where he trained with theatre and dance creators such as Lindsay Kemp and David Glass and worked as a facilitator in South East Asia, making theatre with street children over a four year period. Shortly after this time he began to develop his own company and methodologies.
Gecko’s emphasis on emotion, physicality, metaphor, breath and musicality. The shows are created in the UK with an international ensemble and tour world-wide. He has developed a unique language of training, performance, devising and teaching and these methods are used by the company as Gecko continue to generate relationships around the world.
Amit has created six critically acclaimed Gecko shows; Taylor’s Dummies, The Race, The Arab and the Jew, The Overcoat, Missing and Institute, all of which have toured nationally and internationally. In 2015, Amit created and performed in The Time of Your Life, which was broadcast live on BBC4 as part of Live From Television Centre.
Amit is currently working on the company’s newest creation, The Wedding which explores our marriage to the state, a broader sense of belonging, isolation and a call to arms.