Cirque du Soleil La Nouba
Have you seen the only permanent Cirque du Soleil show in Florida?
La Nouba performed its first show at Downtown Disney's West Side in December 1998, in a custom-built freestanding theater. The name La Nouba derives from the French phrase faire la nouba, meaning "to party" or "to live it up." And while many assume that this particular Cirque du Soleil show is especially childlike, or aimed especially at children because of its location in Disney World, I found this to be untrue after seeing the show.
While it was not quite as grown-up as the other Cirque du Soleil shows I have seen (the traveling "Delirium" show and Beatles "Love" at the Mirage in Las Vegas), I didn't think that La Nouba was especially immature, and I would absolutely recommend it for any age.
Before the show, two clowns interact with guests as they get seated. The show itself is comprised of several acts that include elements of high wire, BMX cyclists, balancing on chairs, flying trapeze, trampoline, diabolos (a fan favorite) and my personal favorite, aerial ballet in silk.
The music is another wonderful plus to La Nouba -- it's performed live by six musicians and two vocalists. If you've seen the show and want to remember the soundtrack, you can purchase it on Amazon. There's also a DVD of the show available for purchase.
Have you seen La Nouba? If so, what is your review of the show? Let us know in the comments below!