A choreographic response to Bren Gosling's play 'Moment of Grace'
A Moment is back!
After the huge success of Offbeat Festival 2019, the postponement of our 2020 tour and quite a few changes A Moment is now back on the road (and online) for a 2021/22/23 tour!
“I used to be interested in clothes, clubs, buying records. And men.
Now my life…what life?"
Responding to Bren Gosling’s ‘Moment of Grace’ two performers explore what it was to be gay in the 80s when the UK was full of fear and ignorance. An intimate duet moving through themes of paranoia, intimacy and oppression. Set to a beautiful score by composer Robert Singer with a gorgeous lighting design by Rachel Luff.
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Images above by Monika of Oxford Atelier.
Premiered at the Bloomsbury Festival 2018 A Moment was created in response to Bren Gosling's play Moment of Grace. The play is dedicated to the memory of Shane Snape 1959-1992.
Images of dancers by Jazzula Donoghue Photography
The Play - Moment of Grace
On 9 April 1987, Diana Princess of Wales opened Britain's first HIV/AIDS unit at London's Middlesex Hospital. In front of the world's media, she shook the hand of a man suffering the illness, did so without gloves and in that single moment challenged the commonly held misconception that HIV/AIDS was passed from person to person by touch. She demonstrated in a single gesture that HIV/AIDS was a condition needing compassion and understanding, not fear and ignorance. The play follows three narratives on the day of Dianna's visit and beautifully captures a pivotal moment in our history.
Cast and Creatives
Choreography/Performance: Llewelyn Lewis and Thomas Page
Photographer: Jazzula Donoghue
FreeSpace Support: Studio Wayne McGregor
Moment of Grace
Writer: Bren Gosling
Director: Su Gilroy
Jude: Carrie Hill
Andrew: Ben Bruckshaw
Donnie: Neil James
Cellist: Samuel Creer
Paul has worked professionally in the film and TV industry for more than 35 years. He is currently producer of The Aids Since the 80s Project.
Professor Rob Miller is a Consultant Physician at CNWL (Mortimer Market Centre), University College Hospital and Royal Free Hospital. He has provided care for people living with HIV since 1987.
Leigh developed and now manages Europe's largest HIV and Sexual Health Service. He has worked in HIV care for nearly 30 years and produced the documentary film AIDS: Doctors and Nurses tell their Stories.