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DMU Pride is our annual programme of theatre performances, workshops and free events curated by De Montfort University students to celebrate LGBT History Month.
As part of the 2020 festival Curve commissioned a new play by Rob Ward, who has previously been part of DMU Pride with his production of Gypsy Queen, a love story between two boxers. This time, Rob returned to the festival with his new play The MP, Aunty Mandy and Me – a provocative story of coercion, politics, power and manipulation.
Other Shows for 2020 included Nathaniel Hall‘s First Time; Gerrard Martin‘s ‘B’ and Hotter.
These productions were also supported by a series of show-related workshops and talks. Find out more below.
An Emmerson & Ward production in association with Curve | #MadeAtCurve
A Dibby Theatre and Waterside Arts production
A Hotter Project and EKP Production
Ahead of his performing his dance duet ‘B’, dancer, choreographer and De Montfort University alumni Gerrard Martin offered a unique dance workshop open to A-Level, HND and degree students, and professionals.
The workshop comprised a yoga warm-up, to open both mind and body through an awareness of breath, before exploring technical floor, centre and travelling exercises for precision and performative impact.
The session also included guided choreographic tasks to gain more research into the dancer’s own artistry.
Pretext: The Mask We Wear was curated by two 2nd year Fine Art Students from De Montfort University, and featured a variety of artworks that acted as a visual and contextual response to the performances at DMU Pride 2020 and the themes of Hidden Self, Alter Ego and Concealment.
Works were submitted by artists at all stages of their career, including many from DMU Fine Art students and alumni, as well as Design Craft, Media and Photography students.