Gallery presents triple bill of one-time-only art performances

It’s a one-of-a-kind show that will be performed only once – on April 4.

Three Toronto visual artists – Diane Borsato, Daniel Cockburn and Kristan Horton – have been working all year with 12 dance, music and theatre students at York to fashion three innovative new works to be performed just once.

Right: An image from Snowbank

Called in there and curated by Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) assistant curator Rhonda Corvese, this collaboration has culminated in the one-night performance event.

Audiences will be able to see the following three new works April 4 between 6 and 11pm in the Accolade East Building’s gallery, recital hall and cinema.


An video screening of a dance performance with trumpet and a sculptural installation created by Diane Borsato, will be shown in AGYU reception area.

In the tradition of conceptual art installations and based upon the idea that everyday movements can be dance, Borsato directed a large group of dancers to move a snowbank in white pails across the city to the AGYU. The absurd and heroic feat was accompanied by outbursts of experimental trumpet music composed and performed by York  student Emilie LeBel. The buckets will be part of a large-scale installation at the AGYU along with the video documentation of the snow move for the April 4 event.

Left: Students in Altogether


Live performances conceived by Daniel Cockburn  will be held in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall, at 7:30 and 9pm. Approximately 30 minutes each. Altogether  will explore semantic/somatic overlap and overload in an ensemble performance of music, movement and monologue.

Lost in the Woods

Video created by Kristan Horton will be screened in the Price Family Cinema at 6:45, 8:15 and 9:45pm. Approximately 20 minutes each.

Lost in the Woods is a short film arising from the in there collaboration. It combines documentary elements, restaged events and artifacts of a production. The film gathers together and restages events and ideas that surfaced while it was being shot. As such, it is a meditation on how ideas develop into a play or a novel.

Right: An image from Lost in the Woods

Fine Arts students who participated in the three new works are Alicia Grant, Mauricio Iregui, Nicole King, Ruanne Lai, Emilie LeBel, James McEleney, Alex Meeks, Erin Merrifield, Srimoyee Mitra, Andrea Roberts, Samuel Scully and Cara Spooner.

in there has been supported by the following York University departments and associations: Faculty of Fine Arts, Alumni & Advancement Services, and Creative Arts Student Association.