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Cruz Receives 2014 McColl Award

Performing artist CarlosAlexis Cruz is the 2014 McColl Award winner. An assistant professor of voice and movement in the College of Arts + Architecture, Cruz received the honor for the project "Nouveau Sud, Nouveau Cirque," which translates to "New South, New Circus." Presented by the Arts & Science Council, the McColl Award is named in honor of Hugh and Jane McColl; it is given every three years. The award comes with a $25,000 grant that Cruz will use to implement his project.

Cruz will learn and incorporate "underground" dance, acrobatic and physical theater scenes that thrive within local ethnic communities into cirque-style performances. The project will include neighborhood residencies expected to take place between January and December 2015 and a main stage production in the spring of 2016.

"Nothing like this has ever been done in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, so we are excited to see what Carlos creates," said ASC President Robert Bush. "It’s something that will bring our community together in the truest sense – not only will Carlos bring talented underground performers to the forefront, but his project will tie their stories and traditions to the larger story of our city and county."