THE GLEASON ROOM
BACK STAGE AT THE FILLMORE
Thanks to the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Miami Beach Department of Cultural Affairs and The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre, CircX presented the first Miami-centric resident cabaret.
Winner of 2013, Knights Arts Challenge, Diana Lozano, director for CircX, curated, directed and produced a 75-minute cabaret format show that featured some of Miami's most talented, artists, rebels and visionaries.
Unlike the frivolous T&A that is often associated with Burlesque, especially in Miami, this show tackled some of the cities, most controversial issues. From rising sea levels on South Beach to Lolita's captivity at the Miami Seaquarium, the CircX Cabaret set out to address and burlesque all that is the Magic City; the good, the bad and the ugly.
Cabaret and Burlesque have always been political and this show was well plotted with specific messages aimed at timely social issues. I am a big fan of Octavio Campos but as I watched the show and understood and deconstructed the mechanics, politics, and choreography-- it all pointed back to all that is ultimately CircX: Diana Lozano, its founder, director and producer."