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

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Fire and Water
  • <p>Fire and Water 1993</p>
  • <p>Fire and Water 1993</p>
  • <p>Fire and Water 1993</p>
  • <p>Fire and Water 1993</p>
  • <p>Fire and Water 1993</p>
  • <p>Fire and Water 1993</p>

Fire and Water - 1993

Duet #7

Laden with alchemical references that are common in Gabreïl's work and his growing choreographic theme of love duets, ‘Fire and Water’ (1993) was premiered at the Circle Ball Fair street festival in 1993. Featuring Sonya Biernath the duet was originally accompanied by Hayley Maclean on cello, until adapted later for other site specific performances danced with no music. A more traditional theatric version was created for the Series 8:08 (1993) to excerpts from F. M. Einheit's Lear Suite. This theatric version would be used in Justin Stephen'snearly home’ (1994).

Fire and Water‘ was one of several early duets inspired from Susan Marshall'sArms’.

technical details

  • event producer
    Circle Ball Fair
  • created and choreographed by
    Gabreïl Spiegelschrift
  • developed and performed with
    Sonya Biernath
  • music
    Hayley Maclean : cello
    theatre version:
    excerpts from the Lear Suite: F.M.Einheit
  • costume
    Honey Garlic
  • note
    summer 93 - street version
    autumn 93 - theatric version
  • thanks & dedications
    Sonya, Hayley, Alain and Rick Armstrong.
  • premiere
    1993-08-05 Yorkville, Toronto, Canada
  • language
  • duration
    18 mins.
  • suited for
    street performance, theatre

photo Antonia Thompson

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