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

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he misses her

he misses her - 2007

solo for male dancer and cellist

Presented at the faculty concert for CAMMAC's OMC Summer Program 2007, Elinor Frey and Gabreïl Spiegelschrift collaborate in this sentimental solo about Gabreïl's elderly grandfather coping with the loss of his grandmother. Continuing where the comedic duet ‘Tangó na dTuaitíní Uimhre 4’ (2005) left off, Gabreïl dances the character of his grandfather, transforming from youthful, desperate memories of the Second World War, to relevant imagery of an abandoned geriatric, lit by the light of a television screen. Elinor provides the tragically beautiful narrative set to Christopher Rouse's Ricordanza.

A dancefilm adaptation is in the works.

technical details

  • created and performed by
    Gabreïl Spiegelschrift
  • performed with
    Elinor Frey : cello
    Pemi Paull : viola
  • composer
    Christopher Rouse
  • music
  • set
    G.Spiegelschrift & E. Frey
  • light
    G. Spiegelschrift
  • thanks & dedications
    For my grandfather Jackie MacPherson.

    Elinor Frey, Pemi Paull and the staff and participants of CAMMAC OMC
  • premiere
    2007-08-09 CAMMAC/Lakefield College, Peterborough ON
  • duration
    10 mins.

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