The Gecko Ensemble is the perfect place for participants to have fun and lose themselves in the joy of drama, while also refining social, emotional and creative skills. Ensemble members enjoy extending themselves as they learn more about the craft of acting, developing character, playmaking and script interpretation.
Little Gecko Ensembles
The Little Gecko Ensembles are all about learning through highly structured drama activities. Children develop confidence in their physical, vocal and imaginative expression through a series of exciting exercises in a creatively charged learning environment. Class sizes for Little Geckos are capped to a maximum of 16 to ensure individual attention on each child.
Little Gecko Ensembles are currently available at UWA with an expanding program that will see Little Gecko Ensembles appearing in more Perth metropolitan and WA regional venues.
Little Gecko Ensembles are for people aged 5 – 7 years.
Junior Gecko Ensembles
Junior Gecko Ensembles are very popular and are available at UWA, the Subiaco Arts Centre, Koorliny Arts Centre in Kwinana, the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre now in Midland at the Midland Junction arts Centre. Regional Junior Gecko Ensembles are available in Broome and Toodyay . The Gecko Ensemble program is expanding look out for new venues opening up in the Perth metropolitan and WA regional areas.
Junior Gecko Ensembles are for people aged 8 -12 years.
Term 2: A Mile in My Shoes
This term Gecko Ensembles across Perth and WA will be exchanging real life stories about their lives and the lives of people in their community. To see what it feels like in other people's shoes. From country to city, desert to ocean, there are so many different experiences to explore!
Understanding others makes us great actors. But it also makes us great humans. At Barking Gecko we think that's worth getting excited about. Come try on someone's shoes and experience the world in a new way.
The term topic is closely aligned to our mainstage work. In June 2018, Barking Gecko will be premiering an exclusive schools season of A Ghost in My Suitcase at the State Theatre Centre. This play explores the experience of an Australian girl with Chinese heritage reconnecting with her ancestral culture.
Term 2 is a PERFORMANCE term: This means we are focussed on applying the fundamental elements of performance and working towards a more fully rehearsed performance outcome. Final showings are rehearsed and carefully prepared but can take many forms, including scripted plays, verbatim performances, readers theatre, devised work or forum theatre.
For more information including dates, locations and prices visit: https://barkinggecko.com.au/creative-learning/ensembles/