Just another example of how Cirque du Soleil has transfigured and re-invented the circus as we know it. Downtown Disney's West Side is the permanent home for Cirque du Soleils production of La Nouba, where it is not the circus that travels to find its audience, but rather the audience that comes from far and wide to visit the circus.
The 1671 seat theater was the first freestanding, permanent structure ever built for Cirque du Soleil. The state of the art facility utilized the combined expertise of Disney Imagineering along with the creative abilities of Cirque du Soleil staging.
As with other Cirque shows, La Nouba is part circus and part theater, bringing together gymnasts, tumblers, vocalists and dancers. Absent are the animals, dust and ringmaster, but you will still find plenty of circus entertainment from the clowns, high-wire act and the flying trapeze. Another common sight is the popcorn, pretzels and plenty of souvenirs.
The darkened theater with it's red velvet auditorium chairs is familiar and inviting. All seats provide excellent visibility of the 75 foot high stage since acts are done at various heights above the floor.
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