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First question - Do you know what cirque du soleil is?
Well if you don't then it's pretty hard to some up really. I mean yes it is a circus in principle but it is so much more. I'm sure if you have experianced the magic that is the Cirque Du Soleil then you are fully aware of how hard it is to describe to people.
The cirque du soleil is a breathtaking show from start to finish, and is made up of a number of acts which are all spectacular to watch. The real magic though is the way in which the show is presented, with each individual show having a unique and interesting soudtrack, which is played live during each performance. The way in which the cast work is fantastic, and the sheer randomness of the show means that at all times multiple things are going on for you to watch and to grab your attention.
Being an A level drama student, and i know that makes me sound rather like a pompous fool dropping it in, but it kind of takes Artaud's idea of theatre of the absurd, so if you know what that is then maybe you will start to understand the cirque........
La Nouba is the resident show in Downtown Disney in Florida. Now i've seen this show, and luckily i had front row seats in the very middle which was an experiance and a half, but i've also seen another live show, saltimbanco, in paris. I also own dvds of other shows, and i'll be honest whilst they are entertaining, the can't even challenge the live shows.
In my opinion La Nouba is the best show, or rather it is my favourite. The soundtrack is amazing, and i even bought the cd of it and listen to it. The whole production really is amazing and the interaction between charachters and the complete fantastic randomness make it enjoyable. Of course it is planned randomness, and the whole production is very surreal.
With acts ranging from 'High Wire' which is a traditional tightrope act with a twist, to the flying trapeze the show has many different acts. The addition of a bmx act modernizes the show too. Providing comic relief are two of the best clowns i've ever seen who really are hilarious, even though they never speak.
The dvd is really well presented and enables you to see things that you wouldn't pick up live, and also really good camera angles. The second bonus disk is interesting too as you can see the people behind the masks.
If you have seen the show....BUY IT and relive the awesomeness, If you haven't see the show... BUY IT and see how amazing the cirque really is
Production Year: 1966 - Music / Performing Arts - Director: Alex Segal - Original Language: English - Classification: Parental Guidance - Starring: Mildred Dunnock, Lee J. Cobb, Gene Wilder, James Farentino, George Segal