The Apology Project, presented in association with Harbourfront Centre,
premiered September 21 – 23, 2017 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre in Toronto.

Read the Dance Current Article, Embodying Our Alliances by Vanessa Zeoli here.

What people said about The Apology Project

“compelling piece of work. iconic, mythic and deeply scribing inner/outer dynamic
… loved it…it embodied my conflict. thanks so much.”

“Wonderful to see its evolution on all fronts. It looked beautiful in the space.
That Chandelier !!! Great performances from Gerry and Kevin…
Loved how open it was and really made me think about things…”

“It was/is beautiful! Plenty of magic, mystery,
poetry, poignancy, vulnerability and courage!”

“Visual spectacular, evocative, humorous…an inspiration”

“I would like to thank you for giving me this magnificent opportunity to be present at your performance.
I must say that was an absolutely mind blowing experience. I’ve never seen anything like this before and I am deeply touched.
Art is a magic. It transforms people from inside in the most beautiful way.
Thank you for sharing a part of your soul with us.”

The Apology Project is a collision of performance, visual and media art examining shame, falling and oppression from multiple perspectives. With these distinctive artists, the project has become a research lab beyond the work itself. It has challenged definitions of classical/contemporary art forms and their presentation and curation. It has engaged multiple disciplines of study to establish a dialogue with fewer boundaries. The work can be installed in a variety of contexts, galleries, and/or theaters, and as a bi-national collaboration discusses ideas and metaphors of “falling” – both as individual and as nation.

The work keeps redefining itself as it is installed in various locations – CCDT in Toronto, Clarion University in Pennsylvania, Buffalo Art Studio, Silo City in Buffalo NY – parts of the work are whole works and the work can be performed in parts in various locations.  Each physical space asks for varied versions and aspects of the work from the traditional theatre space to a back alley.  Each time the work is named after what it’s location evokes.

In the newest creation/production for a premiere in Toronto the work transforms into a duet with Gerry Trentham and Kevin Ormsby and will be sure to make waves with deep questions of the nature of an apology that can change a landscape and create a renewed environment.  lbs/sq” Associate Artist Diane Roberts has joined the team as associate director, dramaturg and as cultural animator of the new installation entitled SILOS.

performer, choreographer Gerry Trentham
visual artist Kaersten Colvin-Woodruff
filmmaker Valerie Buhagiar
dancer/choreographer Kevin A. Ormsby
associate director/dramaturg Diane Roberts
dance dramaturg Denise Fujiwara
video artist/film/photography Jesse Deganis-Librera
lighting designer Simon Rossiter
costumer designer Andjelija Djuric
rehearsal director Oriana Pagnotta
technical director/stage manager James Kendal
floor design Jeffrey Livingston

Upcoming Performances

Silo City, Marine A Terminals, Buffalo, July 2018

The Apology Project Press Kit 2017