Joffrey Ballet performing Crossed
Photo by Herbert Migdoll

Premiered in

14 (7 men, 7 women)

23 minutes

Commissioned by
The Joffrey Ballet

Restaged on
excerpt for Princeton University (2014)
Joffrey Ballet (2011)

“Jessica Lang's provocative Crossed, the most impressive part of the Joffrey Ballet program at the Civic Theatre last weekend.”
“The world premiere of "Crossed," Jessica Lang's thrilling mix of architectural design and spiritually soaring music, was a beauty.”
“Joffrey Ballet's breathtaking performance of "Crossed," a work of sacred and profane beauty created this past spring by Jessica Lang, the immensely talented young choreographer and set designer. "Crossed" is a sublime addition to Joffrey's rep.”
“If architecture is "frozen music," Lang, a hugely gifted young choreographer (and inspired set designer) knows how to defrost it with brilliance.”
“...But young choreographer Jessica Lang's world premiere, "Crossed," is the showstopper. Standing ovations are critics' least-favorite part of any show, so freely proffered and so rarely earned. Here, the critics led the charge out of the seats.”
- Brian Hieggelke,, May 03, 2010
“Lang's impressive Joffrey debut with "Crossed." A rising talent, she provides here a beautiful, entertaining piece...”
“Choreographer Jessica Lang creates one of the most stunning new ballets seen in years, on any stage. Lang will be one the 21st centuries most influential dance artists. Her work will withstand the test of time and the sooner that she has her own company, the better for dance and all those who love it.”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, George Frideric Handel, Josquin des Prez

Set Concept
Jessica Lang

Costume Design
Tamara Cobus

Lighting Design
Nicole Pearce

Past Performances
April 28-May 9, 2010Chicago, ILMore Info
August 8, 2010Chicago, ILMore Info
March 11, 2011San Diego, CAMore Info
April 11-12, 2014Princeton, NJMore Info
March 15, 2011SanDiego.comMore Info
December 26, 2010Chicago Sun TimesMore Info
August 28, 2010Chicago Sun TimesMore Info
May 03, 2010Chicago Sun TimesMore Info
May 03, 2010newcitystage.comMore Info
April 30, 2010The Chicago TribuneMore Info
April 29, 2010chicagostagereview.comMore Info
April 23, 2010Chicago Sun TimesMore Info
April 23, 2010The Chicago TribuneMore Info