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La Nouba Gets Update with Two New Acts

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|by Melanie Curtsinger |

With resident and traveling shows all over the country, Cirque du Soleil knows how to captivate audiences and transport guests into another realm with their whimsical art of storytelling. One such show is located at Disney Springs – Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba. Derived from the French phrase “faire la nouba,” which means to party or to live it up, La Nouba uses two groups of characters together, the lively Cirques (circus people) and the Urbains (urbanites) performing contemporary circus acts to dazzle crowds night after night.

La Nouba adds new acts

La Nouba adds new acts

While much of La Nouba has stayed the same throughout the years, this show does update different acts throughout the years to keep it fresh. Acts currently appearing on stage at this show include a BMX cyclist, an aerial silks performance, flying trapeze artists and a trampoline act, where performers bounce off walls, the floor and everything else in an exciting finale to the show.

However captivating these acts may still continue to be for guests, even as La Nouba recently celebrated its 17th anniversary at the Walt Disney World Resort, there were two new acts that were recently added to the show’s lineup (in addition to the duo of new clowns that were introduced almost two years ago.) The first act, a high-energy trio of b-boys, Josh Ortiz (Incredible Josh), Jean Carlos Lloret (Bebo) and Dmytro Li (Flying Buddha), were each famous and highly decorated solo dancing artists before combining their talents for Cirque du Soleil. Now, they add an urban flair to the show with their breakdancing and choreographed hip-hop and acrobatic movements that open the show in a unique and fresh way that entices La Nouba guests from the get-go.

The next act, featuring Russian couple Alexander and Ekaterina Abramov, is a high-wire duo that uses stainless steel aerial poles to perform a variety of tricks while suspended from the ceiling. The act, which originated in China using bamboo poles, is a rare feat that few have been able to perfect and requires a delicate balance of flexibility, balance and trust between the couple. Because of these complexities, it has become an instant hit.

To integrate the new acts seamlessly into the show, La Nouba’s original chorographer, composer and lighting designers were all brought back to make the show flow and fit together in terms of lighting, design and music.

If you haven’t had a chance to see Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba, your next Orlando vacation would be the perfect time to seize that opportunity. And with discount tickets from, children, parents and grandparents alike will be able to enjoy the incredible precision and pure whimsy that can only come from the imagination of Cirque du Soleil!

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