Cirque du Soleil and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts just announced their intent to bring a brand-new show to the facility at Disney Springs. Cirque has a long-lasting relationship Disney since the two entertainment companies teamed up to bring La Nouba to the stage in 1998.
The new show created by Cirque du Soleil in collaboration with Disney will draw its inspiration from Disney’s heritage of animation. It will celebrate Disney’s legacy of storytelling in Cirque du Soleil’s signature way, with a tribute to the one-of a kind craftsmanship that makes Disney so extraordinary.
We had heard that the new show would involve Disney intellectual property of some sort, but are pleasantly surprised that the development of the new show is going in this direction. There’s so much to mine in Disney’s history when it comes to animation. Plus it has the added benefit of being attractive to the whole family.
“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,” said Tiffany Rende, Senior Vice President, Corporate Alliances and Operating Participants, 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.”
After paying homage to some of entertainment’s greatest artists, such as The Beatles and Michael Jackson, Cirque du Soleil will leap into the iconic world of Disney.
Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, added “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.”
The curtain will close on La Nouba on Dec. 31, 2017. Since its première, La Nouba has entertained more than 11 million guests and has performed close to 9,000 shows. There have been over 2.8 million flips in the PowerTrack act and the wardrobe department has handled over 21 million costumes and headpieces. Tickets are still available here to watch the show before it takes its final bow.
Does a Cirque du Soleil show based on Disney animation exciting to you?