Presenting ‘a provocative story of desperation and compassion’, Gecko’s extraordinary production of Kin arrives at HOME on 27 September for a five-day run as the first major show of the 2022/23 Autumn Season. A lush, flaming meditation on origins and destiny, Kin combines hypnotic performance with a stirring global soundtrack to compel the audience to consider their own sense of belonging.
Under the visionary leadership of Artistic Director Amit Lahav and Gecko’s remarkable ensemble of devising performers, Kin follows the story of Leah, a young child who in 1932 embarked on an epic, testing journey from Yemen to Palestine in order to escape persecution, as recounted by her grandson ninety years later. Rendered with empathy and limitless talent by an international cast, each with their own lived experiences of migration and racism, the performance acts as a timely consideration of the importance of community and acceptance.
With an identity and ethos grounded in human journeys of self-expression in modern society, theatre company Gecko aims to represent a diverse range of cultures both in content and target audience, using multiple languages in their work while conveying universal stories through movement, lighting, sound and set design.
Tue 27 Sep - Sat 1 Oct, 7.30pm, HOME , 2 Tony Wilson Pl, Manchester, M15 4FN, Tel: 0161 200 1500, £10-24
- Wolf McFarlane
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- Tue 19 Jul 2022