For those who would like to enjoy something a little different than the traditional entertainments that come to mind whenever “Walt Disney World” comes up in conversation, Cirque Du Soleil is sure to deliver.
Cirque Du Soleil is a movement that started in Montreal, Canada, and has moved its way down to Walt Disney World due to the incredible amount of grace, competency, and sheer entertainment value the art encompasses. Cirque Du Soleil is a seamless combination of circus arts and street performance, which takes elements from both arts but yet is nothing like either one of them alone.
The resident show at Downtown Disney is called La Nouba, which is a fairytale like story played out in homage to the magic of the World of Disney. Downtown Disney is also the home of Cirque Du Soleil’s first permanent freestanding theater: the building houses about 1,671 attendees and sees very good audience attendance. If you would like to view Cirque Du Soleil in Downtown Disney, it’s in your best interest to book in advance, as the reputation of these performers precede themselves.
The design of the show itself is indicative in the name: La nouba is from the French phrase faire la nouba, which means “to party,” in English. The show itself is based around a juxtaposition between colorful characters and monochromatic ones, and both the storyline and the physical demands on the performers is sure to enchant and amaze viewers of all ages. Enjoy the magical world of Disney on a whole new level by viewing a Cirque Du Soleil show!