THEVARS is a contemporary dance theatre and film ensemble centred around the work of Canadian choreographer Gabreïl Spiegelschrift.

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Grynde Haus
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Grynde Haus - 1999

burlesque cabaret

As a follow up to ‘Boy! What A Girl’ (1998) Leesa Berry teamed up with Gabreïl Spiegelschrift to present the history oriented burlesque cabaret ‘Grynde Haus’ (1999). Drawing from his early beginnings in Vaudeville Tap, Gabreïl choreographed a spectrum of twentieth century burlesque and cabaret dance styles combining the talents of Toronto contemporary dancers, performers and professional burlesque dancers to the music of Tyler Yarema and His Rhythm. Featured performers included Miss Joa, The Dangerettes(Sasha Von Bon Bon), Miss Ottilie, Nichole LaRochelle and host Adrian.


  • “Two blonde girls, in the tight, long skirts and see-through bras of 1950s pulp fiction, tear each other's clothes off.... And this is only the rehersal! ”
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    Heather Royce-Roll / December 1999

  • “Call it a striptease with a historical twist.”
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    Kieran Grant
    Toronto Sun / Oct. 29 1999

technical details

  • producer
    Leesa Berry
  • created and choreographed by
    Gabreïl Spiegelschrift
  • developed with/performed by
    Miss Joa, Megan, Sasha Von Bon Bon, Nichole LaRochelle, Alexis, Apple, Ayesha, Barbara, Miss Cat, Heidi Ho, Lecia, Nina, Miss Ottilie, Renée, Madame S.O.B., Dixie Strutt, Tiffany with Fawsia, Justice & Mark, and host Adrian.
  • live performance
    Tyler Yarema and his Rhythm
  • set
    Karli Montgomery
  • light
    Karli Montgomery
  • premiere
    1999-10-29 Opera House, Toronto, Canada
  • duration
    90+ mins
  • suited for
    thrust stage cabaret