Leicester’s Curve has continued its commitment to supporting and developing talent from across the region with the addition of 16 Midlands theatre-makers and companies as Curve Resident Creatives.

The Curve Resident Creatives will be embedded in the life of the theatre and play a key role in shaping the future of the theatre whilst supported by Curve to create new work and develop artistic practice in Leicester.

The Curve Resident Creatives – who are based-in, from or committed to creating work in the Midlands – are: multi-award winning, female led company Burnt Lemon Theatre, who specialise in creating innovative new musicals; Nilima Devi MBE, performer, choreographer, educator and founder and Artistic Director of the Centre for Indian Classical Dance (CICD); LGBTQ+ focused new writing company Emmerson & Ward; dance theatre company Gerrard Martin Dance; artistic director, performer and choreographer of Morph Productions Subhash Viman Gorania; female led theatre company The Gramophones; playwright and community theatre practitioner Samson Hawkins; bilingual performance maker of Croatian origin Tina Hofman; experimental multidisciplinary artist Hal Mayer; dancer, choreographer, movement director and qualified Registered Sign Language Interpreter (RSLI), Stacey McCarthy; South Asian arts and culture company Phizzical; Kathak dancer and choreographer Kesha Raithatha; Kathak artist, teacher, choreographer and mentor Sonia Sabri; movement company State of Flux; composer, lyricist and writer Jude Taylor; hip hop dance company Wayward Thread.

The artists and theatre-makers were selected following an open call-out and interview process and  will sit alongside Curve’s existing group of Associates, leading artists, practitioners and companies who, with the theatre’s support, create new work which is showcased at Curve and beyond. Curve Associates include Akram Khan Company, Lighting Designer Ben Cracknell, theatre company Sheep Soup and Composer Tasha Taylor Johnson.

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