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Cirque du Soleil La Nouba at Walt Disney World Resort

  Cirque du Soleil - La Nouba

CiIRQUE DU SOLEIL LA NOUBA -- More than 70 artists from around the world -- including gymnasts, acrobats, dancers and clowns -- take artistic energy to riveting new heights in the original production, La Nouba, at the Cirque du Soleil theater in Downtown Disney's West Side. With its original musical score, extraordinary costumes, surreal sets, theatrical lighting and high-energy choreography, La Nouba weaves an unforgettable 90-minute tapestry of art, life and high drama on an Elizabethan-style stage in a 1,671-seat theater designed to engage and delight audiences.
La Nouba originates from the French expression "faire la Nouba," which means "to party, to live it up." La Nouba transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary, engaging the imagination from beginning to end. Featuring mesmerizing high wire and flying trapeze, stunning acro-gymnastic performances and other dynamic displays of coordination and strength, La Nouba promises to surprise, excite and mystify.

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FACTS ABOUT CIRQUE DU SOLEIL LA NOUBA

  • Cirque du Soleil was founded in Quebec, Canada in 1984
  • Since 1984, more than 20 million people from around the world have seen one of Cirque du Soleil's productions.
  • On a typical weekend in 1999, some 50,000 people saw one of Cirque's several shows being staged simultaneously around the world.
  • Cirque currently employs more than 2,000 people, including 460 performers, from several countries
  • The average age of a Cirque du Soleil employee is 32.
  • Cirque du Soleil has performed in over 120 cities throughout the world, including Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Montreal, Quebec City, and Toronto.

 

Juggler

 Juggler

Balls, hoops, and clubs fly in unprecedented numbers and at speeds that the eye and the brain can't easily process. And they don't just pass from hand to hand, they arc and fly into waiting props and receptacles with a seemingly impossible accuracy. This juggling act has been called, quite simply, the best in the world.

High Wire

High Wire

The Funambule act takes place on a 90-foot, half-inch wide steel wire. With remarkable balance and precision, a high wire walker ascends to a height of 34 feet above the stage as his partner descends from the theater’s eighth level to the fifth on a diagonal wire. The performers’ breathtaking maneuvers include head balancing, and death defying somersaults. Using two different types of bicycles, one of the high wire walkers executes a wheelie and later crosses the wire while carrying another artist on his shoulder. This amazing team is comprised of three acrobats who are life-long students of the discipline.

Diabolos

Diabolos

The diabolo, or Chinese yo-yo, is a children’s game first introduced into the realm of the arts in Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam. This entrancing act features four young Chinese performers. Holding two sticks linked by a string, they slide, juggle and toss a musical wooden spool while performing flips in the air. Demonstrating increasingly difficult maneuvers, the artists attempt to outdo each other in dexterity and ingenuity.

 

Cycles

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This act gets rolling with a BMX wizard whose difficult maneuvers never fail to mesmerize the public. His technical twists, gymnastic turns and spins on one wheel are highlighted in incredible tricks such as G-turns, boomerangs and megaspins, all accompanied by lots of footwork. The second half of the act features yet another artist whose feats are equally astonishing. His hard-to-believe stunts include riding over obstacles without ever putting his feet down, jumping off high platforms, hopping up and down steps and into the audience on one wheel, and even jumping over an artist and a guest before literally plunging into the bowels of the stage.

Aerial Cradle

Aerial Cradle

The aerial cradle looks like a door and is a perfect example of equal-opportunity strength and agility. This amazing athletic display features elements of traditional circus aerial cradle with a unique and special difference – the male and female artists take turns supporting one another 34 feet above the stage.

Aerial Ballet in Silk

Aerial Ballet in Silk

In a stunning display of grace and strength, the artists become one with the ribbon of red fabric that cradles them. This breathtaking aerial dance requires immense agility and flexibility, and allows the performers a wide latitude of acrobatic and artistic expression.

Flying Trapeze

Flying Trapeze

Four pendulum-like swings, on two different levels, carry a team of perfectly synchronized aerialists 53 feet above the stage. This innovative bi-level rigging enables the trapezists to create a visually arresting exhibition of rhythm and athleticism. Timing is key when all four trapezes are swinging in tandem and the aerialists switch places – barely inches away from colliding.

Power Track/Trampoline

Power Track/Trampoline

This act in La Nouba takes ordinary trampoline and power track performance to a new level. The stage is set on fire in this high-energy acrobatic display of phenomenal timing and spatial awareness.