la nouba Archive

  • What’s a Trials Phenom to do after Retiring from the Circus?

    What’s a Trials Phenom to do after Retiring from the Circus?

    La Nouba, a long-running Cirque du Soleil show at Walt Disney World in Orlando, has come to a close after nineteen years. Lance, a member of the cast for 14 years, is now looking for work. "I'm trying to figure out what the heck I'm doing," he says. "That was a one-job-in-the-world deal."

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  • LA NOUBA: Thank you for the thrills!

    LA NOUBA: Thank you for the thrills!

    Three cheers to the cast and crew of “La Nouba,” which after 19 years of thrills bowed out with a spectacular performance on New Year’s Eve. Theatergoers were treated to a balloon drop at the show’s finale (“La Nouba, 1998-2017” the balloons read, with “Goodbye” printed in multiple languages representing the performers’ international backgrounds.)

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  • New Cirque Show in Development for Disney Springs!

    New Cirque Show in Development for Disney Springs!

    Earlier this year, the Disney Parks Blog announced that La Nouba would be taking its final bow at Disney Springs on New Year’s Eve 2018. And nearly twenty years after teaming up to bring “La Nouba” to the stage, the two entertainment companies are working together on a new collaboration!

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  • La Nouba’s Silva Poirier Speaks Recovery

    La Nouba’s Silva Poirier Speaks Recovery

    Seven months ago, Karina Silva Poirier, an aerial performer with La Nouba in Orlando, fell during a rehearsal. The 30-foot drop resulted in her skull and face being fractured, and she slipped in and out of a coma three times. But after several surgeries and months of rehabilitation, Silva Poirier is speaking out about her incredible recovery.

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  • No fines issued after OSHA investigation into Cirque du Soleil performer’s fall

    No fines issued after OSHA investigation into Cirque du Soleil performer’s fall

    The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found no major safety violations after an investigation into a Cirque du Soleil performer’s fall last year. Karina Silva Poirier, an aerial silk performer with Cirque at Disney Springs, was seriously injured after falling about 45 feet during a practice session Oct. 20.

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  • It’s Official: La Nouba’s Final Performance Dec 31, 2017

    It’s Official: La Nouba’s Final Performance Dec 31, 2017

    With over 8,500 performances to date, La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil has been a Disney Springs staple for nearly twenty years. Since its inception in late 1998, La Nouba has been seen by over 10 million guests and will continue to dazzle audiences with its breathtaking blend of daring acrobatics and dazzling choreography through 2017, with a final performance scheduled to take place on December 31, 2017.

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  • Cirque du Soleil, Crayola Experience team up for a month

    Cirque du Soleil, Crayola Experience team up for a month

    Crayola Experience and Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba” are teaming up for a month at the Florida Mall attraction. Cirque Month Presented by La Nouba begins Saturday and runs through March 31. Visitors will be able to create “La Nouba” masks and airplanes, have faces painted and watch acrobats and musicians from the show in exclusive performances.

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  • Injury Highlights Risk of Acrobatics

    Injury Highlights Risk of Acrobatics

    Karina Silva Poirier has spent years dazzling audiences with acrobatic feats, swinging and spinning high above the ground supported by long, thick ribbons of fabric. Poirier, 39, put her aerial performances for Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba on hiatus last year during her pregnancy and after the birth of her 7-month-old son Kyle.

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  • McLaren Helped with Creative City Project Performance

    McLaren Helped with Creative City Project Performance

    McLaren Engineering Group, a full-service engineering firm with offices throughout North America, including Orlando, adapted La Nouba's Bamboo Aerial Act for use in a stunning outdoor performance. The Orlando-based show took its new dynamic act to the streets of downtown Orlando for the Creative City Project event last week.

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  • AD Daniel Ross keeps La Nouba looking sharp

    AD Daniel Ross keeps La Nouba looking sharp

    Seth Kubersky of the Orlando Weekly Magazine spoke recently with Cirque du Soleil artistic director Daniel Ross, discussing how he keeps Cirque's long-running La Nouba production at Disney Springs looking sharp and about introducing two new acts into such a tightly integrated show.

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  • Poetry in Motion: A Day in the Life of a Star Trapeze Artist

    Poetry in Motion: A Day in the Life of a Star Trapeze Artist

    Backstage at the enormous white circus tent in Orlando that is home to Cirque Du Soleil’s La Nouba, Renato Fernandes is preparing to fly through the air. The Brazilian acrobat is the first and only trapeze artist in the world able to execute a daring move called the “Double Twisting Double Layout and Half,” recently premiered in his “Flying Tapezee” act.

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  • Fire at La Nouba Cancels Shows

    Fire at La Nouba Cancels Shows

    Both the early and late shows at La Nouba were canceled this evening due to a fire. According to eye-witness reports (and fan follow-up), it appears one of the popcorn machines in the lobby caught fire, which triggered the over-head sprinklers to flood not only the lobby, but the offices underneath, shutting off power to the building and creating quite a watery mess.

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  • ABC Goes Behind the Scenes at La Nouba

    ABC Goes Behind the Scenes at La Nouba

    La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil at Walt Disney World's Disney Springs has been going strong since 1998. But even visitors who have seen the show haven't seen it all. Notable new additions to the show include the B-Boys, a world-famous breakdancing act, and the Aerial Bamboo routine, a love story told through high-flying acrobatics. ABC News got a behind-the-scenes look at La Nouba and a lesson in "B-boying" as well as aerial acrobatics.

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  • La Nouba Prepares for Rare Acrobatic Feat!

    La Nouba Prepares for Rare Acrobatic Feat!

    During a live show on Thursday, March 31st, Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba, in partnership with Experience Kissimmee, will live stream via Facebook Live and Periscope as the energetic Trapeze troupe attempts two rarely performed tricks that only a handful of Trapeze artists have accomplished.

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  • La Nouba Coming Soon to Google Earth!

    La Nouba Coming Soon to Google Earth!

    According to some La Nouba cast members via their Instagram accounts, they were filming for Google Earth in the La Nouba theater today. "Look out for it in about 3-4 months, you get to see inside the theater and what we're up to from the comfort of your own couch!"

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