Cirque du Soleil Adds Two Acts to its Walt Disney World Show
Walt Disney World visitors can see two new acts in the Cirque du Soleil's "La Nouba" show, in Disney Springs. The long-running production has added a new a breakdance trio, as well as an Aerial Bamboo act, to its line-up.
The new B-Boy act features Josh Ortiz ("Incredible Josh"), Jean Carlos Lloret ("Bebo"), and Dmytro Li ("Flying Buddha"), performing routines that straddle the line between dance and acrobatics, with spins, flips and other tricks.
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The Aerial Bamboo act features Russian couple Alexander and Ekaterina Abramov, who perform a variety of tricks and stunts while hanging from a pole-shaped apparatus suspended from the ceiling. (The practive originated in China, using bamboo poles — thus the name.) The duo have been performing their act worldwide for 11 years.
"La Nouba" plays in Cirque du Soleil's theater on the former West Side of the old Downtown Disney district, now named Disney Springs. Tickets start at $59 and are available through Disney World's website.
Have you seen "La Nouba" recently? Share your review of the show with us, in the comments.
I recently saw O' and Michael Jackson One in Las Vegas, however, I have never seen La Nouba. How does it compare to the Vegas shows.
While I haven't seen the Michael Jackson show, I have seen Ka, Love, Mystere, O, and Zumanity in Vegas. I've also seen many of the "tent" shows, including Alegria, Dralion, Kurious, Quidam, and Totem. (Bit of a Cirque nut, I guess.)
To be honest, I don't see the point in paying top dollar for a Cirque show at WDW when so much is already included in your theme park tickets anyway. When we go, we barely have time to eat and sleep, let alone take in a hard ticket show.
I enjoyed La Nouba a long time ago. I wouldn't go now because the prices are so high. I seen plenty of Cirque shows in Las Vegas and I'm mostly done with them for two reasons: The exorbitant prices and the lackluster acts. Resident shows are just too expensive and don't have enough interesting acrobatic acts. They also have stories that don't make sense because they are too obscure and they use a language that's their own invention. I prefer they stick to English and use any recognizable foreign language if they must.
I've seen this show 5 or 6 times and have to say I prefer the earlier versions. This new show with the bike riders and now the break dancers just doesn't interest me that much and I liked the older parts with the guy stacking the chairs more. I admit to being spoiled as I work in the hospitality industry but this new version of La Nouba just leaves me "meh" For $80 ticket and up, I have better ways to spend my money.
I haven't seen La Nouba yet, but I can definitely say that the three B-Boys are top notch dancers/ performers. But I still can't justify watching this show when I'm at WDW as there is so much more to do. I can watch Cirque shows in Las Vegas that have a much more cohesive storyline/ theme.
as a (recently) former Cirque employee, I have seen all of the Las Vegas-based shows and I have seen, and worked at, La Nouba in Orlando.
"Cirque du Soleil La Nouba" I've seen this show and I must say I completely loved it!
I wonder if Disney has any thoughts of bringing the Avatar show to Disney Springs. It would help build awareness and familiarity for the IP in preparation of the new land opening next year.
@Kris V: Putting Toruk (the Avatar show) into the La Nouba theatre wouldn't be possible. Toruk is designed to be presented in a sports arena. La Nouba is in a theatre that was built for that show, with custom scenery.
Everyone should make the time to see La Nouba at least once. I was blown away.
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