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Carlos Cruz

KCACTF Region IV - Devised Theatre Coordinator
CarlosAlexis Cruz is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Pelú Theatre project; a physical theatre company mainly interested in researching the convergence between Contemporary Circus Arts and Theatre as performance vocabulary, particularly in the exploration of themes related to the Latino immigrant experience in the United States.
The company is currently invested in the Nouveau Sud project, a social circus initiative rooted in the “underground” dance/acrobatic/physical theatre scenes present in and around the urban region of Charlotte.
He was awarded in 2011 with the Princess Grace Foundation Theatre Fellowship Award, and the 2014 Arts and Science Council’s McColl award for the development of new, socially-engaged work.
Cruz currently served as the Research Team Director for the Circus Now organization, aiming to provide a viable outlet for thinking and writing circus in the United States. Cruz is the Assistant Professor of Physical Theatre at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.