Two of the biggest names in live entertainment are coming together, as today Cirque du Soleil announced its purchase of Blue Man Group. [Read more…]
All good things must come to an end, and the saying is no different for the nearly 20-year run of “La Nouba” by Cirque du Soleil at Disney Springs. The Disney Parks Blog announced today that after more than 8,500 performances, the show would take its final bow on December 31. [Read more…]
Kids and hospitality employees can enjoy Cirque du Soleil La Nouba for less money with new discounts being offered through December 16, 2016. [Read more…]
The Spring 2016 issue of Attractions Magazine is now available in print, in our iPhone and iPad app, and soon on the Nook. [Read more…]
Hosts Banks Lee and Elisa Goldman bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]
La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil has announced special rates starting at $49 for performances from July 1 through Sept. 27. [Read more…]
By John Kurowski
Come celebrate 15 years of awe-inspiring feats of daring do at Cirque du Soleil then head over to Seuss Landing for some breakfast with a green, furry grouch. Plus let off some steam at the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure, celebrate a movie premiere, or two, and see why Pin Trading really should be considered for an Olympic Sport. [Read more…]
The Estate of Michael Jackson has partnered with Cirque du Soleil to present Michael Jackson, The Immortal World Tour in Orlando on Feb. 28 and 29 at the Amway Center. This production combines Michael Jackson music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil creativity to give fans a unique view into the spirit, passion and heart of Michael Jackson. [Read more…]
Guest Review by Don Gworek
Cirque du Soleil, the Orlando Ballet and Downtown Disney teamed up on Monday night to present A Choreographers Showcase, which could also be nicknamed “Cirque du Ballet”. [Read more…]
La Nouba, the Cirque du Soleil show at Downtown Disney, is getting a new act featuring world-renowned juggler Anthony Gatto. Gatto will be added permanently to the 90-minute spectacle beginning Feb. 5.
Anthony Gatto comes to La Nouba from the tour of KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil and holds 11 world records in juggling. In the nine-minute act Gatto will juggle balls, hoops and clubs in unprecedented numbers at amazing speed.
Gatto joins the ranks of professional athletes, dancers, vocalists, musicians and comedic performers in the cast of 67 artists in La Nouba.
“Anthony is a true showman and we are pleased to have him join the dedicated and talented cast of La Nouba. The juggling act is fast-paced and will add to the energy on stage,” said Company Manager Neil Boyd. “This act is an amazing new addition for our fans that come to see the show year after year.”
The new act is entitled “cinq-a-sept” which means “five-to-seven,” generally known as “happy hour.” This fits well with the meaning of La Nouba – “to party” or “live it up.”
This new act replaces the chair balancing act in the show.
Five years after setting the first Guinness World Record for the most people simultaneously walking on stilts, Cirque du Soleil tried to reclaim the title yesterday (June 16, 2009) at Downtown Disney in honor of its 25th anniversary.
In addition to that record attempt, two bike-riding cast members individually tried to break the record for most pinky squeaks in a minute and the most front wheel hops; and one cast member tried to get a new entry into the records for longest walked on stilts while doing a handstand.
The stilt walkers included many cast members as well as some locals. Some were dressed in street clothes, and others came dressed in festive attire.
In total, 119 made the walk on stiltsin Orlando. But Orlando was just one of the many cities worldwide made the attempt to break the standing Guinness World Record of 625 participants. There were a combined total of more than 1,300 people attempting to walk 328 feet on stilts. It may be a while before the record-breaking attempt is made official.
After Lance was Marcos de Jesus who did 63 pinky squeaks in a minute on his BMX. The record was 58 in a minute. Not sure what a pinky squeak is? Watch the video:
Last was the Cirque du Soleil named Rokardy, who tried to establish a brand new record for the farthest distance walking on stilts using your hands. He walked 189 feet in a minute and 30 seconds.
• Visit our Photo Gallery for all of the photos from the event.
Five years after setting the first Guinness World Record for the most people simultaneously walking on stilts, Cirque du Soleil will reclaim the title in honor of its 25th anniversary. Cirque du Soleil will be holding stilt walking events in Orlando, Las Vegas, Nev., New York, N.Y., Montréal (Canada), Fortaleza (Brazil), Lisbon (Portugal), Macau (China), Nagoya (Japan), and Tokyo (Japan) on Tuesday, June 16, 2009.
The company is organizing public events, including in the streets of Québec, where it all started back in the days of the Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul (the Baie-Saint-Paul Stiltwalkers), a street theatre group founded by La Nouba Director of Creation, Gilles Ste-Croix. In the spring of 1980, Ste-Croix walked 56 miles on tall stilts from Baie-Saint-Paul to Québec City to raise money for a group of street performers that would soon influence the founding of Cirque du Soleil.
To honor this momentous occasion and the roots of Cirque du Soleil, the cast and crew of La Nouba, along with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, invite the people of Orlando and visitors to witness the stilt walk. The event takes place from 4 to 4:30 p.m. outside the La Nouba theatre at Downtown Disney. The mayor will be on hand to proclaim June 16 ‘Cirque du Soleil Day’ in Orlando.