During a live show on Thursday, March 31st, Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba, in partnership with Experience Kissimmee, will live stream via Facebook Live and Periscope as the energetic Trapeze troupe attempts two rarely performed tricks that only a handful of Trapeze artists have accomplished.
The Double & ½ Layout to the Legs is an extremely skillful maneuver that includes a 2 ½ backward layout with a twist, all performed within seconds before the artists is caught by his legs. The second trick will be a Quadruple layout, which is rumored to be completed less than 20 times in the 150 year history of Trapeze.
"We are delighted to partner with Experience Kissimmee as we bring this rare performance to life via Facebook Live," said Neil Boyd, Company Manager for La Nouba. "This collaboration between Cirque du Soleil and Experience Kissimmee allows for a new, emerging way to engage fans during our attempt at feats that are not common to the show."
In advance of this breathtaking feat, we were invited to see a rehearsal and talk with the cast about their preparations.
To see the live broadcasts from behind the scenes and the trapeze act, visit Experience Kissimmee’s official Facebook page at Facebook.com/ExperienceKissimmee during the 6 p.m. EDT performance of La Nouba on Thursday, March 31. Experience Kissimmee will also broadcast via Periscope. Follow @Kissimmee on Twitter for updates. Fans can check the hashtag #CirqueLIVE on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find sneak peeks and broadcasts for the event. #CirqueLIVE, #LaNouba, #FacebookLIVE