The works in this gallery were created for The Apology Project, a bi-national interdisciplinary artistic collaboration between American and Canadian artists. The project is a collision of performance, visual, and media art. In the fall of 2017 the artworks were exhibited, and the showing was preformed at Harbourfront Center Theater in Toronto, ON, Canada, as a part of Next Steps Dance 2016/2017 season.
It was previously shown at Silo City's Elevator Alley in the summer of 2016 in Buffalo, New York, and at Clarion University's Little Theater in the Spring of 2015.
The project features writing, choreography and direction of Canadian performer Gerry Trentham, and dancer and choreographer Kevin Ormsby, guided by Associate Director, and Dramaturg Diane Roberts. Trentham and Ormsby interact with the sculptural objects, in tandem projected moving images of Toronto-based filmmaker Valerie Buhagiar.
The project has become a research lab beyond the work itself, and challenges the definitions of classical and contemporary art forms, and the ways in which these art forms are presented and curated in various locations, galleries, and theaters.
Gerry Trentham, performer, choreographer
Kaersten Colvin-woodruff, visual artist
Kevin Ormsby, dancer/choreographer
Diane Roberts, associate director/dramaturg
Valerie Buhagiar, film maker
Oriana Pagnotta, rehearsal director
Jesse Deganis-Librera, video artist
James Kendal, technical director/stage manager
Simon Rossiter, lighting designer
Jeffrey Livingston floor designer
Denise Fujiwara, dance dramaturg