CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: LA NOUBA
“Inside every adult, there’s still a child that lingers. We’re happiness merchants – giving people the opportunity to dream like children.” – Guy Laliberte (founder of Cirque du Soleil)
As part of our Florida trip, we decided to attend a performance of La Nouba (resident show at Disney World Resort in Orlando) by Cirque du Soleil, the Canadian circus company whose shows have been seen by more than 90 million people worldwide.
La Nouba is a show full of fantasy, humor, talent, imagination, music, passion, energy, childhood dreams, surprises … La Nouba is all that and much more! I cannot recommend it enough! It is an unforgettable spectacle that I am sure my kids will always remember.
La Nouba comes from the French phrase “faire la nouba”, which means “to party”, or “to live it up”. It was first premiered in Orlando on December 1998, and since launch it has entertained over 11 million guests and has performed over 8.600 shows.
But La Nouba will take its final bow on December 31st, 2017, so you only have a few more months to experience this extraordinary show before it fades away.
Written and directed by Franco Dragone, La Nouba was without any doubt our favorite family attraction at Walt Disney World Resort Orlando.
La Nouba is the meeting of two worlds: the circus (magic) and the urbanites (mundane), and we loved everything from this show: the dazzling costumes (designed by Dominique Lemieux), tramponlines, acrobatics (choreographed by Debra Brown), the vibrant music (composed by Benoit Jutras) and the dreamy atmosphere.
Some of the whimsical characters include the clowns Pablo & Pablo (my kids favorites! “Piñata!!”) , the classical dancer, Titan, Les Cons, the cleaning lady, a green Bird, the Walker and the Acrobatic Pierrot.
The 90-minute show (without intermission) plays most Tuesdays through Saturdays at 6 pm and 9 pm at Disney Springs (part of Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando), where Cirque du Soleil has its own designed theater (1.671 seats) with world-class sound and lighting systems.
There is a bus stop just beside the Theater, so I would recommend using the Walt Disney World complimentary bus transportation. Disney Springs is also a great destination to have dinner before/after the show, and to do some shopping too (for those families with “Lego addicts”, there is a huge Lego Shop at Disney Springs too).
You can watch the official trailer in the following link:
Tickets can be purchased at the box office (at the plaza level of the Theater) or online (www.cirquedusoleil.com/lanouba).