2020 - Current
La BESTIA: A CIRCUS JOURNEY
WiP: July 15-17th, 2021 @ Booth Playhouse in Charlotte, NC
World Premiere: October 28th, 2021
Director & Creator: Houston Odum & CarlosAlexis Cruz
Music Director: Mat Tully & Sean Mulcahy
Lighting Designer: Amanda Fisk
Costume Designer: Aly Amidei
"La BESTIA follows the immigrant journey from Central and Latin America to the United States. In this exhilarating show featuring original music, acrobatics, choreography, and an emotional story.
La BESTIA is the fifth original creation by the Nouveau Sud Circus Project. Join us as we share the first iteration of this show. We welcome your thoughts, feedback, and input as we prepare to take this Charlotte-based circus troupe nationwide. Will you be a part of create this revolutionary show?"
I remove some context and abstract certain elements and ask the audience to decide for themselves what they are watching. I also believe strongly in process. It's one thing to have an idea but a completely different thing to execute it. I try to constantly balance these two things in my head to create the best product possible. "
"As a director and creator for Circus, I focus on strong and complex images layered on top of each other to build a rich and detailed story. I want something for the audience to delve into, to ponder, to question. I believe that the audience plays an important part in deciding the story of a show. To allow for this, I like to paint an incomplete picture.