The resident Cirque du Soleil show La Nouba at Disney Springs has been around since 1998, but if you haven’t seen it in a while, you’re in for a real treat. The show’s been swapping in new acts, culminating with break dancing and an aerial bamboo act in December, giving it 30 percent new content, including a high energy opening with those two brand-new performances.
If you’d like to meet some of the talent, check out the interviews below, with some footage of the acts at the end. You’ll also see impromptu performances by the B-Boys and Pablo & Pablo at the recent media event. To hear from the creative minds behind La Nouba, jump to this article.
Interview With Aerial Bamboo Performers
Can you imagine trusting your partner enough to hang by your teeth high above a stage while spinning like a top? That’s an everyday occurrence for Alexander and Ekaterina Abramov, the married couple behind La Nouba’s new aerial bamboo act. Meet the couple in this interview and learn what it’s like to be so confident up in the air that it feels no different than walking on the ground. You’ll also learn that neither one comes from a circus family; hard ot believe when you witness their talent firsthand.
Interview With the B-Boys
Breakdancing’s popularity is back with a vengeance, and Cirque Du Soleil has assembled an amazingly talented trio to open La Nouba each night with their high energy dance moves. Meet the B-Boys in this interview as they talk about their backgrounds and what it’s like to have a permanent home to showcase their talents in a permanent spot at Disney Springs.
B-Boys Impromptu Performance
The B-Boys love to bust a move; you can tell just by talking to them, and when you see them go freestyle out on the stage, you know that they’re enjoying the performance just as much as the audience. They put on an impromptu performance for the media, which you’ll see in the video. It’s just a tiny sample of what you’ll see on stage when you come to La Nouba.
Interview With Pablo and Pablo
Pablo and Pablo are one of the newer acts at La Nouba. They’ve been around for about a year now, and I had the pleasure of interviewing them shortly after their clown act debuted. They’re the reason you want to be sure that you’re in your seat at least 15 minutes before the official showtime. As you can tell by the interview, this pair quite literally loves to clown around.
A Pablo and Pablo Performance
Pablo and Pablo are an integral part of La Nouba right from the very first moments of the pre-show. After seeing them, you’ll never look at a pinata quite the same way. They start things off on a high note, and you’ll see more antics interwoven throughout the show. They clowned around for the media with a taste of their pre-show act, as you can see in the video. Yes, they really are that interactive with the audience, so beware that pool noodle!
Interview With Selloane Nkhela
While the La Nouba performers capture your rapt attention on stage, the live music is also an integral part of the show. One thing I love about Cirque du Soleil is the live band and vocal performances. In this video, you’ll hear from Selloane Nkhela, whose voice blends seamlessly into all the action to round out the performance.