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

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Thou shalt not dance

Thou shalt not dance


In the mid 1990s while researching for The Bogmen's Tangos, a series of choreographic works mostly set in post World War One Ireland, choreographer Gabreïl Spiegelschrift came face to face with the contentious PUBLIC DANCE HALLS ACT of 1935. 

Designed to protect Irish culture this legislation would be used as authoriative cash grab while isolating and opressing the culture it was designed to preserve.

This project is ongoing.

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