Dreams clashed with reality.
The mundane mixed with the marvelous.
It was no longer possible to tell where one
world began and the other ended.
This new place was called La Nouba.
La Nouba, which calls on both individual and collective memory, is an
unforgettable journey through an attic of make-believe - at once threatening and
exhilarating, frightening and familiar. Among the cobwebs, the forgotten toys, the
trunks bursting with memories, strange and fabulous characters lay
dormant, just waiting to take up their tale. La Nouba is the story
of all stories, the site of all mysteries, where dreams and nightmares sleep
side by side. La Nouba is memory, individual and universal. It beckons to
us, challenges us to uncover passions we thought we'd lost long ago;
to frolic in our childhood dreams and enter a place where the extraordinary
transforms and overcomes the ordinary. Here, anything is possible.
La Nouba is the meeting of two worlds poles apart: the fantastic world of the
circus artists - the Cirques, sporting bright, fluorescent colors - and that of
the Urbans, who wear dark, monochromatic outfits. When these two worlds first make
contact, the magic and amazing feats of the one set fire to the pale mundanity of
the other. The spark created by the interplay between these two groups sparks
our curiosity and feeds our imagination. From this encounter is born fear and
ecstasy. From this encounter is born La Nouba.
|December 23, 1998
January 28, 1999 (Gala)
|Resident / Theater
|Disney World, Orlando
|December 31, 2017