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World record juggling act comes to Cirque du Soleil

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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.

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Molly Brennan January 29, 2010 - 6:42 pm

I saw Cirque du Soleil on January 14th this past year and this performer was in the show. Maybe they were just testing out his act before announcing it. He is very talented and the clown bird was also very funny during his act.

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