NileGuide Expert Says:
Best Disney-area live show
1478 East Buena Vista Drive
Downtown Disney (West Side)
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
tel: 407 939 7600
Performances: Tu-Sa 6p & 9p; Schedule varies
NileGuide Expert tip:
No need to splurge on the pricey tickets closest to the stage; the truth is, the best seats are further back where you can take in everything happening on AND above the stage.
La Nouba is a thrilling mix of live music, dance and acrobatics from the creators of Cirque Du Soleil. As you are pulled into the magical and bizarre world unfolding on stage, you'll feel like you have entered a bizarre dream sequence. The show is an incredible and captivating adventure that everyone should experience at least once.
From the parking lot you are able to take in the massive, white, majestic 1671 seat theater that was the first freestanding, permanent structure ever built for Cirque du Soleil. The theater was perfectly designed to give every seat an excellent view of the performances on stage and high above it. The ninety-minute show features dozens of trapeze artists, dancers, clowns, and acrobats from all over the world. Every performer is top notch, but the Diablos with their musical wooden spools and incredible acrobatic prowess deserve special mention. Nothing equals its unusual music, quirky choreography, and magical story telling. It's not simply theatre or dance…it is moving art. No doubt, you will be awed by the beauty and cleverness of this show.
Tickets can be pricey, but the venue is designed so that even the moderately priced seats still have an excellent view of everything happening on stage. At Downtown Disney parking is free and there are a number of really great restaurants to enjoy before or after the show.
Photo courtesy of Cirque du Soleil - La Nouba