Home    About   Photos   Quotes  Contact




The crucifix is one of the strongest symbols representing redemption, forgiveness, and rebirth.

It is one of the greatest representations of the tortured human form, a body in its last breathe,

a body in indescribable pain, an anatomical study, a dance of death.

It has become a powerful tool of manipulation in society.


CRUX is inspired by the anatomical drawings of Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564).

His drawings of anatomy encompass torture, pain, stripping away the flesh,

and a regard that looks toward the celestial for help.

Vesalius places his subjects in a faked country backdrop

in positions of vulnerability, exposure and reflection.

They are not just scientific studies,

but images that look into the human soul.




Concept and interpretation:   AnneBruce Falconer

Installation:  Randal Newman

Original score And live performance:  Erich Kory

Additional music:  Bertrand Chenier

Video and Animation:  John Douglas

Artistic mentor:  Margie Gillis

Lighting designer:  Rasmus Sylvest

Artistic advisor:  Ginelle Chagnon

Rehearsal mistress: Victoria May



We live in a deceptive time where technology and the

digital world has changed our idea

of what the human regard

will bear in the way of distortion.

It has taken on a new dimension.

CRUX is a poetic, unplugged reflection on the

question of faith,

humanity and the soul.


CRUX is about compassion, compassion for ourselves,

which is the first step in translating that to others.

The body is universal; and our greatest tool in

translating the human condition.



  1. A cross, wooden instrument of torture
  2. Crossroads of interpreter
  3. Something that torments by its puzzling nature; a perplexing difficulty
  4. The basic, central, or critical point or feature.
  5. A puzzling or apparently insoluble problem.
  6. The most difficult portion of an ascent.

Synonyms: Essence, Heart, Core




















Home    About   Photos   Quotes  Contact