La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil Continues Evolving With Introduction
La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil Continues Evolving
With Introduction of New Acts
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — As part of the show’s ongoing evolution,La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil has introduced two
new acts: B-Boy, commonly referred to as breakdancing, and Aerial Bamboo, a technique mastered by only a handful
of performers worldwide. The acts join the recent additions of uproarious clowns and a breathtaking juggling rolla
bolla act. With almost 30 percent of the show experiencing changes,La Nouba continues to bring unique
performances that Cirque du Soleil audiences have come to expect.
For the first time in anyCirque du Soleil show, a B-Boy trio is featured in their own electrifying act. B-Boying is a
physically demanding form of dance, in which performers execute acrobatic tricks and moves, including flips and
spins, to music. The La Nouba artistic staff scoured the globe for its three inaugural B-Boys: Josh Ortiz (“Incredible
Josh”), Jean Carlos Lloret (“Bebo”) and Dmytro Li (“Flying Buddha”). The three hail respectively from the Bronx, N.Y.,
the Boston area and Ukraine and are performing together for the first time. All three have been dancing since their
youth and bring their own unique styles to the act.
Performing their act for the first time in the United States, Russian couple Alexander and Ekaterina Abramov bring the
rare performance of Aerial Bamboo to theLa Nouba stage. An art form originating in China, Aerial Bamboo involves a
pole-shaped apparatus suspended from the ceiling, with attached loops used for a variety of tricks and stunts.
Originally, the pole was made of bamboo, giving the craft its name, but is now made of stainless steel. The act
requires extreme trust as for most of the performance, Ekaterina is held only by Alexander – his arms, his feet and
even his teeth – as he himself hangs by his feet or arms high above the stage.
The married duo has performed the act together for 11 years. Considered among the best in the world, they have
performed all over the globe, including Egypt, Korea, Spain, Italy, Thailand, Israel and Russia and together have more
than 50 years of gymnastics and acrobatic performance experience.
To seamlessly integrate the new acts intoLa Nouba, the show brought back original choreographer Debra Brown,
original composer Benoit Jutras and original lighting designer Luc Lafortune to apply their individual crafts and create
original Cirque du Soleil acts unlike anything audiences have ever seen before.
ABOUT LA NOUBA and CIRQUE DU SOLEIL:
La Nouba transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary and stimulates the imagination from beginning to end with
daring acrobatics, dazzling choreography, vibrant music and whimsical characters only at Disney Springs in Orlando,
Florida. For more information aboutLa Nouba by Cirque du Soleil, visit cirquedusoleil.com.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities on six
continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50
different countries. For more information aboutCirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.