“La Nouba”, which celebrated it’s 15th anniversary in 2013 of being at Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney), is still exciting guests of all ages. They are constantly making minor changes to keep the show fresh for guests and have recently added two new acts to the opening that are sure to delight and awe those watching: a breakdancing b-boy trio and a jaw-dropping aerial bamboo act.
The b-boys bring a refreshing urban flair to the show. The trio consists of well-known solo artists Bebo, Incredible Josh, and Flying Buddha coming together for the first time ever. Their movements flow from free-style solos to choreographed moves that are performed in unison. Director Daniel Ross said, “‘La Nouba’ is a fairy tale but it starts with the idea of the big city. We wanted something powerful and urban, but when you watch them you think, ‘How is this possible?’ That’s what b-boys share with the circus.”
Before coming together Bebo, Incredible Josh, and Flying Buddha were gaining momentum in the dance world with appearances on “America’s Best Dance Crew”, “So You Think You Can Dance”, the “Step Up” movies, and international competitions. Their personal stories are encouraging, as they each discovered dance as an escape from their everyday lives and now find themselves on the stage at Disney Springs.
The second new act is a romantic aerial bamboo act, an almost lost Chinese circus art, that is performed by Alexander and Ekaterina Abramov. Ekaterina describes the show as a “ love story that we project to the audience. We are describing the story with the tricks we do in the air.”
The couple from Moscow, who has been married since 2010, were taught the rare art of aerial bamboo from retiring Russian artists that didn’t want to see the art lost. They have been working for years in circuses around Russia. They have been in talks with Cirque du Soliel at Disney for years, while waiting for the right act to join.
The grace, balance, and flow that Alexander and Ekaterina bring to their act make them a great counterpart of the strength, rhythm, and confidence of the b-boys. This is one show you won’t want to miss.
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