New Year with Incredible New Acts
Celebrate a new year with Cirque Du Soleil’s resident show at Disney Springs!
Last year Downtown Disney officially changed their name to Disney Springs, but the name isn’t the only thing that’s new at the popular entertainment complex. 2016 has brought with it an exciting time of change for fans of La Nouba by Cirque Du Soleil. The contemporary circus production first premiered on December 23, 1998 in a custom-designed theatre built right in the heart of Central Florida. Since then, the magnificent structure has stood ever tall and proud over the Disney Springs skyline. A beaconing symbol welcoming thousands of spectators into the extraordinary and magical world of Cirque Du Soleil.
Over the years, the ever evolving La Nouba has gone above and beyond to ensure a fresh, captivating experience for each and every guest. From updating old acts to introducing new acts, La Nouba has never failed to adapt its show and never has that been more evident than now with the addition of two brand new acts to their already impressive roster of talented performers. As creatures of habit, some past attendees of the show may say La Nouba was just fine the way it was and didn’t need updating…and they wouldn’t necessarily be wrong! La Nouba has had a longstanding reputation for being one of Orlando’s best family friendly shows for good reason. The evolution of this beloved show may not feel necessary, but rave reviews and sold out evenings are certainly showing us that change can be a good thing. Case in point? The recent introduction of an all new B-Boy act. Buckle up and prepare to enter the world of breakdancing—La Nouba style!
The show now features a B-Boy trio in their own electrifying act, a first for any Cirque du Soleil show. B-boying or breaking, also called breakdancing, is a physically demanding style of street dance that originated in the mid-1970s. The La Nouba artistic staff scoured the globe for their three inaugural B-Boys: Josh Ortiz (“Incredible Josh”), Jean Carlos Lloret (“Bebo”) and Dmytro Li (“Flying Buddha”). The three hail respectively from the Bronx, N.Y., the Boston area and Ukraine and are now performing together for the first time on the La Nouba stage. All three have been dancing since their youth and bring their own unique styles to the act. Guests can watch in amazement as the B-Boys execute acrobatic tricks and moves, including flips and spins, to the fast paced, live music.
“Language barriers, age gaps, different cultures and a host of other dividing traits are left outside the door…”
In addition to the upbeat, high energy thrills of breakdancing, La Nouba has also added a tranquil, yet mesmerizing Aerial Bamboo performance to their phenomenal show. Originating in China, the delicate art form involves a pole-shaped apparatus suspended from the ceiling, with attached loops used for a variety of tricks and stunts. Originally, the pole was made of bamboo, giving the craft its name, but it is now made with stainless steel. The technique is mastered by only a handful of performers worldwide. Two of those performers are Russian couple Alexander and Ekaterina Abramov who are now performing their act for the first time in the United States. Only Disney Springs guests will have the rare opportunity to view this dynamic duo as their act can only be seen on the La Nouba stage. The breathtaking performance requires extreme trust as for most of the act, Ekaterina is held only by Alexander – his arms, his feet and even his teeth – as he himself hangs by his feet or arms high above the stage.
Men and women, young and old…there are few experiences in life that can genuinely be enjoyed by everyone and it’s clear that La Nouba takes great pride in boasting such an all-encompassing show. Language barriers, age gaps, different cultures and a host of other dividing traits are left outside the door once you step into the La Nouba tent and become fully immersed in the beautiful experience. A clown duo will lead the theatre in hearty laughs throughout the night without the need for words. A live band and powerful singers will bring chills over you as they perform the custom composed music. The fascinating acts will leave you filled with awe and appreciation. There have always been a hundred reasons to see La Nouba, but now there’s two more reasons to add to the list. The show’s new acts are unlike anything audiences have ever seen before. You have the opportunity to experience La Nouba in a whole new way this year. If you’ve never seen the show, what are you waiting for? If you’ve seen it before, it’s time to see it again! La Nouba welcomes more than 1,650 spectators ten times a week. Will you be one of them this new year?
For tickets and showtimes, visit www.CirqueduSoleil.com/la-nouba
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