Cirque Du Soleil Orlando: La Nouba
By: Kara Franker
How far can your imagination take you? If you know a thing or two about Cirque du Soleil in Orlando, then you understand that the sky is the limit.
If you've never experienced a Cirque du Soleil show, then I suggest you stop what you're doing right now and book a trip to Orlando to see La Nouba.
Cirque du Soleil in Orlando is like a roller-coaster for the mind. It's exhilarating as you watch performers nail seemingly impossible feats. The levels of choreography, skill, storytelling and design that go into the creation of the show blow my mind.
I literally sat on the edge of my seat as I watched people (I mean, I guess they're human) flip, fly and frolic in ways I could never imagine.
There are so many layers of action happening at the same time, that it's hard to focus in on one performer. I feel like I need to go see it again and again, to really be able to take it all in.
The story goes like this: a door opens and two worlds collide. The world of the circus artists, sporting bright neon colors, and the world of the urbanites, looking dark and scary. When the two groups meet, it sparks a sort of make-believe fantasy land where dreams and nightmares merge.
Michael Eisner, former CEO of Disney, said that La Nouba is one of the successes that he is most proud of -- and I can see why. The show is pure entertainment.
There's not a bad seat in the theater, the first freestanding permanent structure ever built for Cirque du Soleil. However, I recommend you splurge on the Golden Circle seats or the Front and Center seats. Purchase tickets online.
The theater is located across from the House of Blues in Disney Springs.