La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil at Disney Springs bid farewell

La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil at Disney Springs bid farewell on New Year's Eve. The unique stage show has entertained more than 11 million guests with close to 9,000 performances. Nearly twenty years after teaming up for La Nouba, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts are once again working on a new collaboration.

The new show, which is in development now, will draw its inspiration from classic Walt Disney animation. The production will celebrate Disney's legacy of storytelling through Cirque du Soleil’s one-of a kind style. Cirque du Soleil has created shows that pay homage to some of the greatest artists in entertainment, from The Beatles to Michael Jackson – and now Cirque du Soleil is ready to take on the iconic world of Disney.

"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," says Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group.

Cirque du Soleil originated in Montreal in 1984, with a modest 20 street performers. Since then, the esteemed production has gone on to entertain over 180 million people in 450 cities around the world with their fascinating blend of circus arts, colorful costumes and evocative music.

"This long-standing relationship is built on mutual esteem and the success achieved by our two creative businesses throughout the past two decades with La Nouba," says Tiffany Rende, Senior Vice President of Corporate Alliances for The Walt Disney Corporation. "We look forward to our continued collaboration with Cirque du Soleil in developing this new show that will honor Disney animation’s rich history."

Opening date for the new show hasn’t yet been announced – stay tuned to Best of Orlando for more details.

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