Curve selects 16 resident creatives

Published: 11 March 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

“Astonishingly talented”: Curve’s new resident creatives

Sixteen theatre-makers and companies are to join Leicester's Curve as resident creatives and will play a key role in shaping the theatre’s future.

They were selected after an open call-out and interview process. Curve will support them to create new work.

The creatives are female-led company Burnt Lemon Theatre which specialises in creating musicals; performer, choreographer and artistic director of the Centre for Indian Classical Dance Nilima Devi MBE; LGBTQ+ focused new writing company Emmerson and 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 multi-disciplinary artist Hal Mayer; dancer, choreographer, movement director and qualified registered sign language interpreter 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; and hip hop dance company Wayward Thread.

Curve's chief executive Chris Stafford and artistic director Nikolai Foster said, "our astonishingly talented team of Curve resident creatives represents the artistic heart and soul of what makes Leicester and the East Midlands such a unique and exciting place to make theatre.

"The resident creatives scheme aims to elevate and support these incredible artists as they make work which reflects the world around us, is provocative and is created with a sense of mischief.”

Further information about the creatives can be found at the Curve web site.