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

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nearly home
  • <p>nearly home 1994</p>
  • <p>nearly home 1994</p>
  • <p>nearly home 1994</p>
  • <p>nearly home 1994</p>
  • <p>nearly home 1994</p>
  • <p>nearly home 1994</p>

nearly home - 1994

a film by Justin Stephenson

Although less collaborative, the second project with Justin Stephenson was his film 'nearly home' (1994) which included Sonya Biernath and Gabreïl Spiegelschrift dancing details of the duet ‘Fire and Water’ (1993). Filmed at Sharon DiGenova and Eryn Dace Trudell's beautiful Damn Straight Studios, Toronto, the cinematic version presented a voyeristic and gentler element to the duet originally presented as street theatre.

technical details

  • director
    Justin Stephenson
  • producer
    Justin Stephenson
  • created and choreographed by
    Gabreïl Spiegelschrift
  • developed and performed with
    Sonya Biernath
  • music
    the house that ism ism built
  • costume
    Honey Garlic
  • note
    beta sp; colour
  • thanks & dedications
    words and text:
    Esther Snow, Shawn Stephenson

    Jurgen Lutz, Emil Kolompar, Graham Clark, Brad Fortner

    special thanks:
    Paul Neiman, Esther Snow, Shawn Stephenson, Sonya Biernath, Gabreïl Spiegelschrift
  • premiere
    1994-06-01 Toronto, Canada
  • duration
    18 mins.

photo Justin Stephenson

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