THEVARS

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

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Karen Rose

Karen Rose is a choreographer, dancer, director, actor, and teacher. Since receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Simon Fraser University, her work has taken her across Canada and Europe. Her most recent film, ‘Helenka’ has screened worldwide.  Ms. Rose has received many awards and grants, including The Canada Council, The Saskatchewan Arts Board, and The Counseil des Arts et Lettres du Quebec.  She is the director of Company Karen Rose.

Choreography has been presented by Tangente, New Dance Horizons,  The Vancouver International Dance Festival, Dancing on the Edge (7 seasons/20th Anniversary), Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival (10th Anniversary), Dance on the Saskatchewan, The Canada Dance Festival,  City on the Edge, Calgary Off The Edge, First Nations Fringe Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Other presentations include Studio 303, Foufonne Electriques (Montreal), The Vancouver Fringe, The Montreal Fringe, The Firehall Arts Centre (Vancouver), Women in Crisis Fundraisers, and various other independent theaters across Canada and the UK.

Choreography commissions include The Spirit Song Native Theatre Company, The University of Colchester, and The Youth Ballet Company of Saskatchewan. Other presentations include plays and musicals in London’s Off-West-end (Boys in the Bar), UK, Australia and various films and videos, including Much Music Canada

Dance Companies Ms. Rose has performed with include Kokoro Dance, Mascall Dance, La Compaigne de Monique Giard, Mappin Dance, Haraupin Hai, THEVARS, DtDE, and The William Louther Dance and Theatre CorporationKaren has also worked with many notable independent choreographers, directors and artists.

On the theatre stage she has performed roles from Chekhov to Shakespeare to Tremblay to comedy improv, and has directed, including “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.” 

As a teacher, Karen had taught technique, improv, and composition across Canada, including the University of Waterloo, DtDE, Dance Core (NDH), and the Youth Ballet Company of Saskatchewan, in addition to ongoing yoga and pilates classes.

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