I had the pleasure last week to check out the new acts appearing in Cirque du Soliel’s ‘La Nouba’ at Disney Springs. Being a big fan of La Nouba I love how they are always trying to keep the show fresh by making small changes and not ruining the overall performance which is wonderful!
This time the team at La Nouba really brought up the energy level with their 2 new acts: a high-energy trio of break dancers and a mesmerizing aerial bamboo act that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
Here is a little more about the changes:
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.
Don’y worry all of your other favorite acts are still there if that is what you are wondering. The talented juggler, mesmerizing Diabolos, and awe inspiring Trampoline acts are still on hand entertaining guests, and who can forget the 2 Pablo’s…
The new acts are a welcome addition to La Nouba, if you have never been or if it has been a while you might want to check them out especially while you are checking out all the changes to Disney Springs. We like to have a date night at least once when we visit Walt Disney World, if you pair up a meal at the Swan & Dolphin you get free childcare services at Camp Dolphin and then you can just Uber over to Disney Springs for the later La Nouba show. Good way to save money, have a good meal and see an entertaining show…
For more information be sure to check out the La Nouba website.
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