THE MIRROR OF LOVE
A hybrid dance theatre piece
Based on the prose poem by ALAN MOORE
St Mary's Creative Space 22nd & 23rd September 2017
THE MIRROR OF LOVE
Premiere performances 22nd & 23rd September 2017
ST MARY'S CREATIVE SPACE CHESTER UK
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'THE MIRROR OF LOVE'
First performed 22nd & 23rd September 2017 at
ST MARY'S CREATIVE SPACE, CHESTER CH1 2DW, UK
THE MIRROR OF LOVE is the highly emotional history, in the form of prose poetry, of how gay culture has always influenced the mainstream, beginning with life first appearing on our planet and ending with the shameful introduction of Clause 28 by the British Conservative government in 1988.
The mighty ALAN MOORE wrote THE MIRROR OF LOVE in a forceful reaction to this legislation which directed local authorities not to promote homosexuality in any positive light following widespread hysteria after the discovery of the AIDS virus and its pernicious, wholly inaccurate and gruesome moniker of
In a world where personal freedoms and equalities are being challenged, works such as this are an important reminder that such freedoms and equalities are hard won
but are all too easily lost or reversed.
We felt it was time to remind ourselves of this -
in ALAN's words "would that it were not the case".
ALAN MOORE has supported, endorsed and encouraged our production and we offer him our most heartfelt gratitude and respect.
Four dancers, ten musicians and a narrator bring this challenging one hour three act performance to life:
Composer & Conductor
ANE ISELIN BROGELAND, BETTINA CARPI,
LAUREN TICKER, MELISSA PASUT
Simon Jones, Dan Pritchard, Sam Pritchard,
Tom Scargill, Sean Stockton
THE MIRROR STRING QUARTET
Helen Armstrong, Cassian Wheeler,
Helen Measures, Vicky Mutch
Supported using public funding by
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND
Further Funding & Support:
HUDDERSFIELD LITERATURE FESTIVAL, UNIVERSITY OF CHESTER,
CHESHIRE DANCE, ST MARY'S CREATIVE SPACE,
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON, THEATRE IN THE QUARTER,
THE POPTY-PING RECORDING COMPANY, CHEMISTRY LANE,
Read more about THE MIRROR OF LOVE from when we took our first steps with it in March 2017 at the
HUDDERSFIELD LITERATURE FESTIVAL:
And read about our version of the piece created with dancers and musicians from the UNIVERSITY OF CHESTER in May 2017:
Photography by BRIAN HICKEY: