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

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“Situated somewhere between the serene and the aesthetically turbulent”

Circle Ball Fair - Globe and Mail 1994

THEVARS (1991) is the performing and production ensemble centred around the work of Canadian choreographer Gabreïl Spiegelschrift. Combining an exhausting array of dance styles and disciplines with the signature “raw brute force,” THEVARS’ award winning dance film and theatre works have been presented internationally, including performances and collaborations with an ever growing list of acclaimed artists and musicians from a wide spectrum of genres.

As of 2015 THEVARS is working out of their new home of Hamilton, Ontario.

Over the years THEVARS has relocated to present, research, develope and teach in many canadian cities including Toronto, MontréalVancouverGuelph, as well Europe and the United States. Since 2004 projects have been reinvigorated with the presence of superb guest dancer and collaborator Karen Rose

With a history almost as dramatic as the dance works themselves, the on again, off again trials and tribulations of Gabreïl’s career stand as testament to a self determined independent artist. Constantly in refinement, the genre-free dialog of dance has been crafted out of studies and collaborations of often juxtaposed styles and techniques. This opus oriented approach to finding humanity and honesty in dance has lead to an eccentric and eclectic collection of diverse works that thematically share historical and archetype representations with both elemental and alchemic symbolism from traditional, classical and contemporary inspirations in addition to psychological and political narratives.

For more details information about the journey please visit the history section.


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