Ruth Cross talks to Dr Joanna Bucknall on TAIT

January 16, 2017

In late 2016 I was invited to talk about my practice with Dr Joanna Bucknall, a micro performance scholar and programme leader at Portsmouth University as part of TAIT - Talking About Immersive Theatre a series of pod casts with theatre makers.
It was a very joyful meeting as you can hear in the interview.
We covered many things from the trickiness of labels, to the sensation (or lack of!) of soil underfoot during micro performance Meridian, to the future of training in immersive performance.
And at the end of the interview Jo reads out the touching letter she wrote in 2011 at the One on One Festival at the Battersea Arts Centre with my project Post Present Future which I posted back to her last year!



Post Present Future @ TAZ2016 (Oostende, Belgium)

August 3, 2016
Ruth Cross and Ayla van Kessel are at Theater Aan Zee a city wide cultural festival in Oostende, Belgium. They are hand delivering letters to residents written five years before in summer during #TAZ2011. 
They are making a film of the reactions of people reading their letter from their past.
The first screening will be in De Grote Post as part of #TAZ on 5/08/2016 (11h & 18h) and 6/08/2016


The Post Room

August 21, 2014

The Post Room
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   Cross Collaborations present


The Post Room

A retrospective of five years of Cross Collaborations letter project
Post Present Future

Friday 12th September. 4-6pm & 7.30pm.
The Lower Hall, Battersea Arts Centre.

The Post Room is a beautiful, reflective and celebratory event installed and curated by Cross Collaborations including artworks, performances and readings of letters from special guests.  A performance lecture by Ruth Cross will share insights of alive, intimate and universal themes surfacing in the letters through presenting a snapshot of thousands of peoples realities of what it is to live at this time in history and the common threads of our dreams, hopes and concerns for an uncertain future.
In the afternoon from 4-6pm there will be creative invitations to join in with an evolving installation and a chance to write a letter to your future self.


It is an honour to invite you to celebrate with us, five year to the day from when we first collected letters at the Battersea Arts Centre.


For tickets please click here.
For more information about Post Present Future please click here.

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June 16, 2014

This is the very first batch of Post Present Future letters collected almost five at the Dartington Festival in June 2009... YES that's right... FIVE years ago. Meaning this bundle of friends are ready for posting.

Posting will take place at the Dartington Post box just a short walk through the beautiful gardens from where these letters were written in June 2009. If you are close by to Totnes and free from 3pm - 5pm Saturday 21st June, come along. We'll be Posting letters of Peace to world leaders at the Tagore Festival, and then posting this adventure eager stack of letters back to their owners.

Have you received your letter from 5 years ago in the post???

If so please share your comments here.

And please write back to me if you want your letter to be included in the POST PRESENT FUTURE publication.

My details can be found here


Encounters Arts

June 16, 2014

Ruth is working as an Associate Artist with Encounters Arts.
She is co-coordinating A Little Patch of Ground: Stonehouse (Plymouth)  with permaculture practitioner Tess Wilmot.

For live updates follow @Encounters_Arts

Meridian Spaced 2014

March 11, 2014

Meridian by Cross Collaborations as part of Spaced 2014

Bringing together the best young and emerging immersive theatremakers for a week-long Souk festival throughout Theatre Delicatessen’s pop-up hub at 35 Marylebone High Street.


17 – 22 March 2014 | 35 Marylebone High Street

Doors and Bar 6:30pm
Marketplace opens 7:00pm


Meridian Spaced 2014

March 11, 2014

Invisible Structura - video and book

January 6, 2014

You can buy the book about Invisible Structura, David Behar Perahia's one year residency inside Gloucester cathedral on amazon. Within this book I contribute an essay detailing the choreographic process of making Invisible Structura.

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