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A theatrical ride for the senses from Cirque du Soleil at Walt Disney World Resort

Friday, August 05, 2011
La Nouba

Once upon a time, a door opened and two worlds collided. Dreams clashed with reality. The mundane mixed with the marvelous. It was no longer possible to tell where one world began and the other ended. This new place was called La Nouba.

This Cirque du Soleil creation is an unforgettable journey through this universe – at once threatening and exhilarating, frightening and familiar. La Nouba is the story of all stories, the site of all mysteries, where dreams and nightmares sleep side by side. La Nouba is memory, individual and universal. It beckons to us, challenges us to uncover passions we thought we had lost long ago. Here, anything is possible.

La Nouba contains two types of families or groups and throughout this theatrical ride the magic and fantasy of the colorful Cirques (circus people) clash with the monochromatic world of the Urbains (urbanites). But as in fairy tales, it is not so much this contrast as the interplay between these two groups, which sparks our curiosity and feeds our imagination.

From this encounter is born fear and ecstasy. From this encounter is born La Nouba.

The show title originates from the French phrase “faire la Nouba,” which means to party, to live it up. La Nouba transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary, engaging the imagination from beginning to end with opulent sets, brilliant choreography, theatrical lighting and live music. Featuring mesmerizing high wire and flying trapeze, stunning acro-gymnastic performances and other dynamic displays of coordination and strength, La Nouba promises to surprise, excite and mystify.

With an international cast of 67 artists, Cirque du Soleil welcomes more than 1,650 spectators ten times a week. The venue is located in Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort.

The 1,671-seat showroom is the first free-standing permanent theatre ever built for Cirque du Soleil. The dynamic white structure was designed to convey elegance and sensuality with the addition of fabric and tension reminiscent of a Big Top.

About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil ® is now a major international organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. Since its founding, Cirque du Soleil has thrilled over 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities on five continents.

In addition to presenting La Nouba at Downtown Disney®, Cirque du Soleil presents seven equally unique and innovative productions in Las Vegas: Mystère™ at Treasure Island, “O™” at Bellagio, Zumanity™, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil™ at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ™ at MGM Grand, The Beatles™, LOVE™, at The Mirage, CRISS ANGEL Believe™ at Luxor and Viva Elvis at ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter. For more information, visit

The Creative Team
Writer and Director: Franco Dragone
Director of Creation: Gilles Ste-Croix
Costume Designer: Dominique Lemieux
Set Designer: Michel Crête
Lighting Designer: Luc Lafortune
Composer and Musical Director: Benoit Jutras
Choreographer: Debra Brown
Sound co-Designers: Jonathan Deans, François Bergeron

To Reserve Tickets
Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance by calling (407)939-7328, at the theater’s box office located at the plaza level of the theater, or by logging on to For more information and to receive news alerts and priority sale details, visit, or

Ticket Prices
Please check for current pricing.

Show Schedule
La Nouba performs Tuesdays through Saturdays at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. The theater is dark Sundays and Mondays and select times throughout the year.

For groups of 12 or more, contact, call (702) 352-0197 or visit

Media Contact:
Laura Murphy