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La Bestia

Nouveau Sud Circus Project (PR + NC)

La Bestia

by Nouveau Sud Circus Project (PR + NC)

July 13-15   

60 min / All Ages 

Performances of "La Bestia" are at

Aloft Circus Arts

3324 W Wrightwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

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Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Mellon Foundation and additional support from the Doris Duke Foundation

Nouveau Sud Circus Project, Charlotte's premiere circus troupe, presents La Bestia, a Circus Journey, a brand new work of innovation, acrobatics, music, and spoken word. Funded through the NEFA 2021 National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant, La Bestia marks NvS’s fifth original creation.

A show for all ages and a thought provoking experience for the whole family, La Bestia is an homage to an important and often unheard sector of our community, our LatinX community, while also aiming to open conversation about the reality of immigration in the United States and around the world. Driven by the growing presence of Central Americans in the Charlotte metro region and the greater awareness of the calvary that is crossing Mexico for most immigrants, the Nouveau Sud Circus Project embarks on a theatrical investigation to bring attention to the treacherous journey that some of our community members endure. The phenomenon of immigration is an international and intercultural one, and this production aims to continue to bridge the gap between communities as we look to discover new frontiers beyond the four walls of the theater.

The Nouveau Sud Circus Project is a contemporary social circus initiative rooted in the “underground” dance/acrobatic/physical theatre scenes present in the vast array of cultures in the urban regions of Charlotte. Through physical language — dance, movement, and circus — these communities tell stories of their struggles, histories, traditions, transformations, and iconography, as we examine the idea of what it is to be a citizen of the ‘new’ south.

The Nouveau Sud Project strives to create meaningful and thought-provoking dialogue on social issues, that often times are not addressed, through the use of movement, acrobatics, music, spoken word and other various physical art forms. 

This diverse group of artists, brought together by director Carlos Alexis Cruz, aspires to help the community progress by celebrating the creative process and staying available to the populace. Nouveau Sud accomplishes this by staging public rehearsals, previews of shows and open practice times — as well as utilizing any other opportunities to grow, be accessible, and facilitate conversations on pressing societal topics.




Performances of La Bestia are at


3324 W Wrightwood Avenue

Chicago, IL 60647

Tel: 312-771-2478

Workshop Offering: 

Justice Driven Teatro y Circo

Taught by Nouveau Sud Circus Arts

Saturday, July 15


at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center 

4048 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60639

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