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noun 1 a mark, object, or figure formed by two short intersecting lines or pieces 2 an upright post with a transverse bar, as used in antiquity for crucifixion. • [figurative] a thing that is unavoidable and has to be endured 3 an animal or plant resulting from crossbreeding; a hybrid • (a cross between) a mixture or compromise of two things 4 a sideways or transverse movement or pass
verb [ trans. ] 1 go or extend across or to the other side of (a path, road, stretch of water, or area) • go across or climb over (an obstacle or boundary) 2 [ intrans. ] pass in an opposite or different direction; intersect • [ trans. ] cause (two things) to intersect : 3 draw a line or lines across; mark with a cross 4 oppose or stand in the way of (someone)
adjective annoyed : he seemed to be very cross about something.
PHRASES at cross purposes misunderstanding or having different aims from one another
Two figures and a cello take to a stage. They play out a pas-de-trois which restlessly see-saws between extremes of intimacy and violence.
'Cross' showcases a close collaboration between music and dance; each element is variously puppeteered by the other, performing an intricate and theatrical choreography which acts out relationships of both dependence and antagonism.
This work was made into a short film by Ben and Mikayla Journee, an excerpt of which is available to watch on SOUNZ Online.
in three acts
19 Oct 2012: Performed by Robert Drage (cello) and Efim Bychkunov (dance) at the University of Auckland Music Theatre, in Auckland.
Performed by Robert Drage (cello) and Efim Bychkunov (dance), and filmed by Ben and Mikayla Journee.