LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 19, 2011 – This week, Cirque du Soleil celebrated the 6,000th performance of La Nouba at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort. La Nouba features high wire and flying trapeze, acro-gymnastic performances and other displays of coordination and strength, set to live music and brilliant choreography. With an international cast of 67 artists, Cirque du Soleil welcomes more than 1,650 spectators, ten times per week.
“The partnership between Cirque du Soleil and Walt Disney World, represents the union of two of the world’s most iconic brands in what is a very unique and ideal relationship,” said Cirque du Soleil Company Manager Neil Boyd. “We continue to be thrilled with providing world-class family entertainment by presenting La Nouba to an international audience for nearly 13 years here at Downtown Disney.”
The dynamic, white structure found on the Westside of Downtown Disney houses the multi-media stage and theatre which was the first permanent “Big Top” Cirque du Soleil ever built. Since Cirque opened the show for the first time on Dec. 23, 1998, multi-generations of Disney guests have made this theatrical circus a success over the years. This past July, La Nouba welcomed its 8,000,000th guest.
“Reaching the 6,000th performance of La Nouba demonstrates just how special, timeless and unique the show is,” said Keith Bradford, vice president of Downtown Disney. “La Nouba appeals to guest of all ages, making it a perfect fit among our assortment of offerings at Downtown Disney.”
The professional athletes and entertainers of La Nouba come from 14 countries around the globe and together deliver unparalleled artistic entertainment that sparks the audience’s curiosity and imagination, 478 shows a year.