New Cirque du Soleil show in development to replace La Nouba

Dec 18, 2017 in "Cirque du Soleil"

Posted: Monday December 18, 2017 1:45pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced that a new Cirque du Soleil show will be coming to Disney Springs.

Nearly twenty years after teaming up to bring “La Nouba” to the stage, the two entertainment companies are working together on a new collaboration.

This original show will be created by Cirque du Soleil and will pay homage to Disney’s rich history of animation, with a vivid story told in a way that only Cirque du Soleil can deliver. Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, elaborated, sharing “We are incredibly inspired by Disney’s immense creative universe. We are convinced that bringing Disney’s magic to life on stage will touch audiences and bring them back to their childhood.”

An opening date is yet to be announced. The current La Nouba show will have its final performance on December 31 2017.

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Benjamin_Nicholas24 days ago

No, there were no expiring contracts and none of the performers are new. There is A/B/C casting. This was from the inception.

Benjamin_Nicholas24 days ago

This is company protocol. Unless it's a death, as in what happened with KA in Vegas, the show moves forward This is the risk you take watching Cirque.

EPCOTServo2128 days ago

Appeared to be several new performers in the show tonight. I’m not sure if this is an A/B type rotation that some of their shows have or if some performers’ contracts were up. The Wheel of Death act also performed tonight & the trapeze act was still out of the show. I’m not sure if they’re selling more seats now due to changes in COVID protocols inside - I don’t know if they ever weren’t purposely selling all available seats since they opened for any social distancing of sorts - but the last evening show was a very full house. It was nice to see the cast have a a nearly sold out show.

EPCOTServo2129 days ago

I was at the show where this fall happened. Cirque continued the show - after the performer was given medical attention & transported to the hospital - and Cirque almost always tries to continue their show in some way unless they absolutely cannot for some circumstance(s). I understand why some people may have preferred to get a refund or be able to return to see a different show if they were at this performance but I will say, also, that the remainder of the show was their typical show . I would also add that if you return to see a different show now - I returned once more after this show where he fell - that the show has understandably changed because they appear to not be doing that act while this performer is out. I’m unsure if an alternate will be brought on to bring that act back before the injured performer returns. Sometimes they also rotate some acts in their Cirque shows as well, as another example of this is that the juggling act was not part of the most recent show I attended a few days ago. I’ve seen numerous Cirque shows where some acts do get rotated out during the week and other times where an act is just skipped from the show. In the version of this show, when they do not have the trapeze performers, there is this alternate act where the female animators/artists dance and interact with the paint and projections (much of the same as the act when the trapeze is revealed within the projections).

JIMINYCR30 days ago

When you have shows that include elements of danger, theres always the chance for the unexpected to happen. We all go to events and shows that include harrowing acts because we are excited by watching risks taken. These are professional acrobats and performers and they are well aware of the risks they take nightly. When an accident does happen, they certainly are affected by seeing that one of their own has been hurt. But unless theres a death, they have the long held tradition that "The show must go on."

TikibirdLand31 days ago

Well, at least it wasn't an accident on par with Siegfried and Roy.

eliza61nyc31 days ago

Okay I'm going to play devils advocate, only because in college I performed in musical theater. Similar scenario happened during one performance where a piece of the background catwalk collapsed sending 2 performers crashing to the floor with heavy settings on top. One of the emergency protocols in place was to drop the curtain, fade to darkness and move the injured backstage to get medical treatment from the professionals while the rest of the cast/crew continues. A part of it is that in an emergency you want everyone to clear out the way and let help get to the injured, not have 20 performers trying to "help" Now I don't know about the management of that venue but I'm willing to bet 10 lords-a-leeping that cirque has something similar in place

mergatroid31 days ago

There's an element of risk in acrobatics that is always going to be there. Depending on the reason behind the 'accident' would normally dictate what happened. If a prop broke injuring a performer that's a safety issue that would have to be investigated thoroughly before it was used again. So for instance if a rope snapped or a swing came lose that would mean the end of that until they figured out what happened and how to prevent it in future. If it's a timing issue and a performer messes up and hurts himself there's little that can be done about it, in a perverse way that's part of the show. When people watch a stunt show or a circus act, whilst you don't want to see people getting hurt or worse the fact they could be adds to the tension and drama. The performer at some point has to rely on their skill and if that let's them down, that's when they get injured. Without knowing exactly what happened, what their protocols are and what the rest of the cast feel about stopping the show it's difficult to say whether the right or wrong decision was made. Without being unsympathetic if it was a leg break then that is probably something the performers are mentally prepared for. They obviously don't want any injury but will have factored in many scenarios as a possibility when choosing the career that they have. If the performer was paralyzed and had bones protruding through his skin then I'd imagine they'd perhaps cancel the show. I wish the performer well.

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wutisgood31 days ago

That sounds so terrible. The fact that managemenrt in that theater was more concerned about losing money than the safety of the performer or cast is concerning. Personally I just could not treat that event like a player getting hurt at a football game where random things could happen. This is a planned out stage show with safety protocols in place. If a performer gets hurt the management should have a responsibility in my opinion to stop the show immediately and review their safety protocols to make sure nothing else could go wrong in the present or future shows.

Brian31 days ago

the.dreamfinderDec 20, 2021

I find with cirque shows, both Grand Chapiteau and a resident show like La Nouba, that you want to be center upper to middle of the lower section. When I saw “Volta”, we were close to where you were sitting and there was too much neck bending for my comfort.

DznyGrlSDDec 20, 2021

not typically, no. Not even for Castmembers unfortunately

wutisgoodDec 19, 2021

are there ever any discounts for this show if they have last minute seats to fill? I know disney would rather leave something half empty than five anyone a dollar off but given this is a cirque production I would think it's more of a possibility.