If you haven’t seen a Cirque du Soleil show, you my friend are missing out. I first saw La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil about eight years ago. Professional conferences are typically held in large cities with lots of tourist attractions. That year, the conference I was attending happened to be in Orlando. I had never been to Orlando before and only associated it with Disney World. Knowing we didn’t have time to attend the parks, I figured my evenings would be spent eating and heading back to my hotel room. Glad I was completely wrong!
My husband joined me on this trip and suggested we see the Cirque du Soleil show in Downtown Disney. At that point I don’t even think I checked it out online. I basically told him to buy the tickets and I’d go. If I had gotten online, I would have known that:
La Nouba is the meeting of two worlds poles apart: the fantastic world of the circus artists – the Cirques (circus people), sporting bright, fluorescent colours–and that of the Urbains (urbanites), who wear dark, monochromatic outfits. When these two worlds first make contact, the magic and amazing feats of the one set fire to the pale mundanity of the other.
My words aren’t adequate enough to describe what I saw. All I can say is that your eyes will be wide with amazement, your heart will be racing and you’ll leave the theater wanting more. The acrobatics are unbelievable. Knowing that the human body can be manipulated in so many ways is astonishing. I remember being most impressed with the strength moves that so many of the performances have mastered. I can barely do a push up on m knees, they’re standing on one arm in perfect balance. Here is a peak of the awesomeness that you’ll see when you attend the show.
This was the show that started my Cirque du Soleil fascination. I’ve seen O, Zumanity and Ka and hopefully, I’ll get to see the Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. If you’re taking a vacation to Orlando, I highly suggest you check out La Nouba. You won’t be disappointed.
— East 9th Street (@East9thStreet) March 8, 2012
East9thStreet was not compensated for this review. Discounted tickets were provided in exchange for promotion. The opinions expressed are 100% mine and yours may differ.