CarlosAlexis Cruz, an Assistant Professor of Voice & Movement at the UNC Charlotte College of Arts and Architecture, holds an Masters of Fine Arts in Physical Theater from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, where he studied a range of movement techniques, including commedia dell’arte, Laban, and Lecoq-based theatre dynamics, as well as the Alexander Technique. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from the School of Communication at the University of Puerto Rico and has professional training in circus arts from the San Francisco Circus Center, with specializations in aerial straps, acrobatic vertical rope, and Chinese acrobatics.
A 2014 recipient of the prestigious McColl Award from the Arts & Science Council of Mecklenburg County, Cruz will use his McColl Center residency to focus on the completion of a new performance work entitled “Nouveau Sud, Nouveau Cirque,” which translates to “New South, New Circus.” The performance, which will debut in spring 2016, will engage deeper cross-cultural conversations with Charlotte’s Latino, African-American, and Asian-American communities through music, dance, and spoken word.
Residency Type Artist-in-residence
Currently Based CHARLOTTE, NC
Residency Dates Jan 11 — May 3 2016