|Although the name Cirque
du Soleil La Nouba implies the event is a circus, it is
anything but that. At Cirque du Soleil you will not find
any animals, dancing bears, lions leaping through hoops
or elephants doing tricks. Cirque du Soleil is a completely
immersive theatrical presentation combining elements of
modern dance, staging, humor and acrobatic stunts. Dispersed
throughout the show are acts of hilarity, peculiarity, inspiration,
excitement and amazement. At the completion of a Cirque
du Soleil show, guests are left wondering how it was possible
for time to move so fast from the intriguing, attention
grabbing pre-show to the final erupting standing ovation.
The creativity of this highly sophisticated show abounds
and enthralls. The costumes are stunningly exotic, the sets
even more unusual, the action non-stop, and the original
music capturing to say the least.
Nouba" is the Cirque du Soleil production being showcased
at the Cirque du Soleil theatre in Downtown Disney's West
Side. La Nouba was developed exclusively for Walt Disney
World, and such its underlying theme matches that of Walt
Disney World. "La Nouba" is French for fun, to party, and
to "live it up".
Cirque du Soleil La Nouba certainly
lives up to its name. The white "big top" Cirque du Soleil
theatre in Downtown Disney's West Side has room for 1,671
patrons, which is approximately the size of the Mystere
theatre at Treasure Island, Las Vegas. The theatre's configuration
is similar to Mystere's in that it has stadium-style seating
surrounding the stage in a semi-circle. La Nouba is not
as elaborate and extravagant as its Las Vegas counterparts
(Mystere and "O"), but that in itself is part of its charm.
Cirque du Soleil tradition of storytelling through original
"new-age" music performed by a live orchestra is every bit
as enthralling as the other shows. La Nouba uses dramatic
lighting, sets, and stages that move and evolve in different
ways than the other shows.
More than 70 artists from
around the world including gymnasts, acrobats, dancers and
clowns -- take artistic energy to riveting new heights in
this original production. With its original musical score,
extraordinary costumes, surreal sets, theatrical lighting
and high-energy choreography, La Nouba weaves an unforgettable
90-minute tapestry of art, life and high drama on an Elizabethan-style
stage designed to engage and delight audiences.All seats
in the theatre offer an excellent viewing perspective. There
are no "bad seats".
Make sure you and your guests
enter the theatre at least 10 minutes before show time or
your tickets will be resold. We recommend arriving 30-45
minutes early as the experience truly begins before the
show ever starts. This will also allow time for bathroom
breaks and picking up refreshments. There is a snack bar
inside the theatre as well as a gift shop. An additional
merchandise shop selling items from all Cirque du Soleil
productions is open to the general public on the main floor
of the theatre adjacent to the box office.
to Cirque du Soleil
Take I-4 W to Exit 67 (Epcot Center
Follow Epcot Center Dr. to Downtown Disney exit.
Bear to the right and merge onto Buena Vista Dr.
du Soleil is located at 1478 E. Buena Vista Dr. on the left
side in the West Side of Downtown Disney.
take the Disney World (SR 417 N) exit towards Celebration/International
Airport (exit #62)Continue on World Drive towards Downtown
Take the Downtown Disney exit and
continue on Epcot Center Drive.
Bear right then
merge onto East Buena Vista Drive.
Cirque du Soleil
is located at 1478 East Buena Vista Drive, on the left
side, in Downtown Disney's West Side.
Take US 192 W to SR 535.
right onto SR 535.
Follow SR 535 to SR 536.
a left onto SR 536.
SR 536 will become Epcot Center
Follow Epcot Center Dr. to the Downtown Disney
Bear right and merge onto Buena Vista Dr.
Cirque du Soleil is located at 1478 E. Buena Vista Dr.
on the left side in Downtown Disney's West Side.