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A Contemporary Charlotte Circus Company Portrays the Latino Migrant Journey in a New Show

Acrobatics, music and lights. These are three of the elements that Charlotte’s Nouveau Sud circus will use to showcase the journey migrants take as they travel from Central America to the U.S.

The show has been eight years in the making. Carlos Alexis Cruz is originally from Puerto Rico and says when he arrived in Charlotte nine years ago, he noticed a lack of diversity on stage.

A year later, he received the McColl Award from the Arts and Science Council, a nonprofit that helps fund and champion the arts in Mecklenburg County. His goal was to bring together communities of color through a contemporary circus company, Nouveau Sud, which translates to the New South.

“I started in the community to reactivate and unite communities that have been separated, that are separated, ” Cruz said …

Read the full-length article at Blue Ridge Public Radio website