Lara Jacobs rigolo & Nesrine Belmokh
Sanddorn Balance & Cello duett
Lara Jacobs Rigolo was born into an artistic family. At the tender age of six she began performing and touring as a trapeze artist with her parents' theatre, Rigolo Nouveau Cirque. When she was just 16 Lara ventured to New York City and enrolled at the prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Centre. She later took her love of dance to Istanbul where she trained in dervish dance, a traditional Islamic dance also known as Sufi whirling which consists of spinning one's body in repetitive circles. With this new talent, she began performing a solo fire burning skirt routine for Rigolo Nouveau Cirque, numerous galas worldwide, as well as, the famous German circus, Circus Roncalli.
From 2010 Lara is performing Sanddorn Balance by Rigolo in Cirque de Soleil's Amaluna show. The unique act has the Balance Goddess creating a world in equilibrium with a mobile made of thirteen palm leaf ribs. The famous balancing performance was created and originated by her Father, who continues to perform the act around the world.
Nesrine Belmokh is a French Algerian cellist, singer and songwriter. She has been a member of Valencia’s opera orchestra since 2008 when she was invited by the renowned conductor Lorin Maazel. She is also a member of the West Eastern Divan orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim.
In 2015 Nesrine performed with Cirque du Soleil, appearing as the main character Prospera in the award winning show Amaluna. Beyond classical music, Nesrine performs in her most personal project to date, NES, where she combines her talents for singing and playing with original compositions in a fusion of ethnic, soul and French chanson. Nesrine Belmokh is a Yamaha Artist.