We would like to express our appreciation to all the media and critics who report on us or add any comments about our productions. We value all opinions and will keep continue our work towards becoming a bridge and driving force in arts, cultural exchange and collaboration between Australia and Asia.
by Mo Lin
SBS 2 April 2023
Cross Encounters presents: Melbourne’s First Physical Theatre Open Social Forum
“enjoy the thrill of physical interactions and develop your theatre skills, …..meet new friends and expand their social circle naturally during the process. It is a unique social experience that combines physical theatre and socialisation.”
by Stephi Wild
BroadwayWorld 10 Mar 2023
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Back in trendy style, Chinese Mid-Autumn celebrations embellish Australia’s ‘cultural capital’
“Performers reenacted the Moon-worshipping rituals, a tradition to mark the Chinese mid-Autumn Festival in Melbourne, Australia”
by Wang Qi
XINHUANeT新华网 11 Sep 2022
“It is an experimental physical theatre performance depicting a journey through suffering and struggle, while exploring the search for beauty and the idea of rebirth out of darkness.”
Limelight 11 December 2021
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Cross Encounters presents Nirvana at La Mama
“The collaboration between artists from different cultural backgrounds is the cornerstone of this project. The story, performance style, music and creative line up are all dynamic elements which make for an unexpected encounter and a truly unique work.”
Australian Arts Review 7 December 2021
A Stone’s Throw – Adelaide Fringe 2021 Review
“I was surprised to discover there is no speaking in this show which makes it unique compared to the others I have recently watched. It was a nice change that encouraged me to remain present and focus on the story unfolding and my interpretation of it. While the set is simplistic, its story is filled with passion and emotion told through physical movements and expression with beautifully composed accompanying music.
The desperation was confronting, emotive and thought-provoking.
If you are looking to explore a Fringe event that is unique, moving and engages your mind pulling you back to the moment, look no further than A Stone’s Throw.”
by Erin Jade
Weekend NOTES 16 Mar 2021
A STONE’S THROW Comes to Adelaide Fringe
“Although the theme is philosophical, the performance is light in touch and has flashes of humour as it moves through and reaches an uplifting conclusion.”
by Stephi Wild
broadway WORLD Adelaide 26 Feb 2021
Melbourne Fringe: A Stone’s Throw
” ‘A stone’s throw’ can be a short distance, or longer. Perhaps its malleability is the reason why it remains such a common idiom, even after five centuries. A Stone’s Throw, by Cross Encounters, plays with this definition in a cross-cultural production featuring Chinese and Australian performers.
A Stone’s Throw may not have much in the way of narrative, but considering the audacity of its scope – let alone the challenges of performing digitally without the benefit of a live audience – it certainly provided plenty of atmosphere and entertainment.”
by David Collins
Australian Arts Review 30 November 2020
A Stone’s Throw
“Three performers take to the stage. Dark and mysterious lighting creates a mystical aura as they move in unison, fluttering their wing- like-arms as they trawl across the floor with their backs facing the audience. They weave in and out, leaping with fluidity and strength as the story unfolds. This is a unique tale developed from traditional stories of the land, recreated into a cyclical life journey, set in a small Chinese village.
This is a subtle yet upfront show that offers sorrowful yet beautiful encounters between rural people… It is a simple yet charming gesture that completes a part of the dramatic journey. I commend all the people involved in this show and look forward to their next production.”
by Flora Georgiou
CROSS ENCOUNTERS INNOVATES WITH A STONE’S THROW
“This COVID year has been one like no other – difficult in so many ways but also inspirational. History has taught us that the very trying times make the most innovative, and we can certainly celebrate those innovations within our theatre community as companies and groups forge through their shared challenges with ideas both unique and stimulating.
One such group is emerging Cross Encounters, who present their inaugural work, A Stone’s Throw, for the Melbourne Fringe Live Streaming Broadcast later this month.”
17 Nov 2020