British renowned physical theatre company GECKO brings their 2014 hit Institute to Sibiu International Theatre Festival for one night only. The acclaimed physical theatre company visits Romania with an intimate, funny and moving exploration of what it means to care.
Set in a warped world of emotional compartmentalization and treatment, where memories are filed and relationships scrutinized, the patient becomes carer and vice versa. Four people undergo a series of extraordinary physical ‘treatments’ as they struggle to prepare themselves for the outside world.
Stuck in this beguiling maze of officialdom the all male cast of four explore the fragility and the strength of modern masculinity as they lurch from one outrageous task to another.
INSTITUTE is driven by Geckoʼs desire to explore complexities in human nature; our impulse to care and our complete reliance on one another. We are entering a time in which we are potentially more fractured and disconnected than ever before – when the time comes, will anyone really care?
But a Gecko world is never as it first appears…INSTITUTE is a spectacularly inventive and surprising journey. It is a fast-paced visual theatre performance that is epic in scale but intimate in emotion.
“The choreography is wonderfully eclectic and expressive, constantly shifting styles to meet the moment, and performed by all four men with exquisite precision and feeling,” Sarah Hemming from the Financial Times reviewed the INSTITUTE.
Gecko has a reputation for generating unique worlds, exquisite stage craft and breath-taking choreography. Founded in 2001 it has become an award winning, internationally acclaimed company. It has taken its five critically acclaimed productions to over 20 countries and has been seen by over 100,000 spectators.
10 June, Friday at 10pm
Redal Expo, Sibiu International Theatre Festival
Running Time: 80 minutes (no interval)