or


[02/24/05 - 12:00 AM]
Bravo Brings the World's Most Astounding Acrobatic 'Party' to the Small Screen with 'Cirque Du Soleil: La Nouba'

[via press release from Bravo]

BRAVO BRINGS THE WORLD'S MOST ASTOUNDING ACROBATIC 'PARTY' TO THE SMALL SCREEN WITH 'CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: LA NOUBA'

TROUPE'S NEWEST ACT 'LA NOUBA' TO PREMIERE SATURDAY, APRIL 23 AT 8:00 PM AS PART OF BRAVO'S 'CIRQUE DU SOLEIL WEEKEND'

NEW YORK -- February 24, 2005 -- Bravo, the official U.S. television network of Cirque du Soleil, continues with the premiere of the troupe's spectacular show "La Nouba" on Saturday, April 23 (8-10 p.m. EST). Stemming from a French phrase that translates to 'to party, to live it up,' "La Nouba" fulfills its meaning with ten spectacular acts, including the Aerial Cradle, Flying Trapeze, High Wire, German Wheel and the Power Track/Trampoline.

"Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba" is permanently presented at the Walt Disney World? Resort in Orlando, Florida. Featuring an acclaimed score, astounding acts and comedic interludes by the troupe's skilled performers, this show takes audiences on a magical, mythical and unforgettable journey through the universe. "La Nouba" features two groups of clashing characters, the 'Cirques' and the 'Urbains.' Through their interaction, the story of "La Nouba" unfolds into another memorable Cirque du Soleil performance. "La Nouba" premieres during Bravo's "Cirque du Soleil Weekend" (Friday, April 22- Sunday, April 24).

"La Nouba," the television special, is directed by David Mallet and was shot with 14 cameras in high definition. It is a "Cirque du Soleil Images" production.

"La Nouba" Featured Acts Include:

"Aerial Cradle:" Unlike the traditional circus aerial cradle, Cirque du Soleil's version adds a unique twist as the male and female artist take turns supporting one another while hanging from a structure 34 feet above the stage.

"Flying Trapeze:" These amazing performers fly through the air at incredible speeds, soaring 53 feet above the stage. With grace and extraordinary precision, the aerialists fly in tandem from swing to swing displaying strength and coordination.

"High Wire:" Balance and precision unite in this act, which takes place on a 90-foot-long high wire strung 34 feet in the air. Artists perform numerous skills, including head balancing and somersaults.

"German Wheel:" Artistic invention takes a spin when this dynamic duo performs amazing feats on giant wheels measuring six-and-a-half feet in diameter and joined at six points.

"Power Track/Trampoline:" This act brings a mix of martial arts, gymnastics, and human juggling to the stage as performers bounce off walls and soar through windows on a multi-leveled trampoline. The artists fly, leap, tumble, and handspring with unparalleled accuracy and synchronization.

Bravo's "Cirque du Soleil Weekend" Schedule:

Friday, April 22

"Cirque du Soleil: Varekai" (8-10 p.m. EST) Encore presentations Saturday, April 23 from 12-2 a.m. EST and 3-5 p.m. EST.

"Cirque du Soleil: Dralion" (10 p.m.-12 a.m. EST) Encore presentation Sunday, April 24 from 3-5 p.m. EST.

Saturday, April 23

"Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba" (8-10 p.m. EST) Encore presentations Sunday, April 24 from 12-2 a.m. EST and 9-11 p.m. EST.

"Cirque du Soleil: Alegria" (10 p.m.-12 a.m. EST)

Sunday, April 24

"Cirque du Soleil: Saltimbanco" (11 p.m.-1 a.m. EST)

In 2003 the Bravo original series, "Cirque du Soleil Fire Within," won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Non Fiction Program (Alternative).

Bravo is an arts and culture network featuring a variety of programs presented in an original and engaging way. Currently seen in more than 77 million homes, Bravo is the television destination for viewers who want creativity, experimentation and innovation. Offering programming with a unique point of view, the network features original series and specials, feature films (both independent and mainstream) as well as performance specials and compelling documentary series. Its critically-acclaimed and award-winning original programming includes "Inside the Actors Studio," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," and Cirque du Soleil specials and series, as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." The network's latest hits include "Blow Out," "Showbiz Moms & Dads," and the improvisational sitcom "Significant Others."

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been a NBC Cable Network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more press information and photography log onto www.nbcumv.com. For consumer information visit www.bravotv.com.





  [february 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· BLOW OUT (BRAVO)
· CELEBRITY POKER SHOWDOWN (BRAVO)
· QUEER EYE (BRAVO)
· SIGNIFICANT OTHERS (BRAVO)





[09/04/15 - 09:56 AM]
Every Major CBS News Broadcasts Posts Year-to-Year Viewer Growth and Strong Deliveries of Adults 25-54
CBS News further spins the numbers for the week of August 24-30.

[09/04/15 - 09:43 AM]
ESPNU Extends College Football Weekend, Debuts "College Football Sunday" Program
ESPNU will extend the college football weekend with the debut of "College Football Sunday" starting this week, September 6, and continuing throughout the college football season.

[09/04/15 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides "Big Brother," "Big Bang" to Another Victory
Said duo are the night's top draws among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/04/15 - 08:01 AM]
Fall Into Music with CMT in September as Network Launches New Original Specials, Documentaries, Artist Collaborations, Live Performances, Album Premieres and More
The music-filled month kicks off Labor Day Weekend on September 5 live from Charleston as Darius Rucker performs a surprise pop-up show before his hometown in a brand new installment of "CMT Instant Jam."

[09/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
Beasts of No Nation - Main Trailer and Key Art Debut
The powerful new Netflix film starring Idris Elba recently had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and will screen at the Telluride Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, and London Film Festival.

[09/04/15 - 06:07 AM]
ESPN's 2015 Thursday Night Doubleheader Sees Significant Ratings Increases Over 2014 Thursday Night Opener
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, September 3.

[09/04/15 - 04:03 AM]
truTV and "Impractical Jokers" Take Over New York's South Street Seaport in Epic, First-Ever Live Event Celebrating Hit Series 100th Episode
The network recaps last night's special event, hosted by Howie Mandel.

[09/03/15 - 08:23 PM]
Video: "Billy on the Street" - New Season: Sneak Peek
Get your first look at the show's truTV incarnation, premiering Thursday, October 8.

[09/03/15 - 02:37 PM]
"The Late Late Show With James Corden" To Host Top Entertainment Celebs, Sept. 8 - Sept. 10
Corden will welcome Alison Brie, Bradley Cooper, Fall Out Boy, Andrew Garfield, Wiz Khalifa, Jeremy Renner and Jason Sudeikis in the course of just three days.

[09/03/15 - 02:16 PM]
Check Out John Diggle's New Costume on "Arrow!"
David Ramsey's character will be donning this gear in the premiere episode of "Arrow" on Wednesday, October 7.

[09/03/15 - 02:13 PM]
Darius Rucker's Surprise "CMT Instant Jam" from Charleston, SC Premieres Saturday, September 5 at 10 P.M., ET/PT
The one-hour show features Rucker performing on the beach at local venue The Windjammer to hits including "Homegrown Honey," "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," "Alright," Hootie and the Blowfish favorite "Only Wanna Be With You" and more.

[09/03/15 - 02:10 PM]
"Grandfathered" Celebrates Grandparents Day with 1-800-Flowers Promotion
Starting today, use promo code "Grandfathered" to receive 20% off an exclusive collection of flowers and treats.

[09/03/15 - 01:22 PM]
"In The Cut" Viewership Explodes in Week Two, Second Episode & Series Become Most-Watched Original in Bounce TV's History
Bounce TV spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 1.

[09/03/15 - 12:58 PM]
"The Chew" Is All About You! Season Five Kicks Off Tuesday, September 8 on ABC
Hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz return for a fun-filled season as your ultimate guides in entertaining from help with a quick fix fabulous meal to aide in a kitchen calamity.

[09/03/15 - 12:31 PM]
CMT Greenlights "Dude Perfect" Series from Rob Dyrdek's Superjacket Productions
The series will combine comedy and live-action stunts and follow the lives of digital stars Dude Perfect as they dream up their next viral video, work with celebrity guests, prep performances and meet fans at live events, or create hilarity in their headquarters in Dallas, Texas.