“We are incredibly proud of the success that La Nouba has had for nearly two decades,” said Jerry Nadal, senior vice president of the resident shows division for Cirque du Soleil, in a press release. “We want to thank Walt Disney World Resort for a wonderful run over the years. We look forward to announcing what’s next.”
The show’s dazzling choreography and daring acrobatics premiered at Disney on Dec. 23, 1998. During its nearly 20-year-run, La Nouba has welcomed new acts like a duo of comedic clowns followed by a troupe of world-famous break dancers and a real-life couple skilled in the rarely-seen art of aerial bamboo.
Walt Disney World was also short on details about the closure.
“Given Disney’s strong relationship with Cirque du Soleil over the years, we may soon have news to share about exciting new entertainment coming to Disney Springs,” Darcy Clark, Disney Springs marketing manager wrote in the Disney Blog.
La Nouba is the first Cirque du Soleil show to permanently reside in a city outside of Las Vegas. The Quebec-based organization has nearly 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from 50 countries.