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|Format||Children's television series|
|Directed by||Cusi Barrio|
|Presented by||Mónica Santa María †
Concetta Lo Dolce
|Theme music composer||Jorge Tafur|
|Ending theme||«Que siga la fiesta»|
|Country of origin||Peru|
|No. of seasons||6|
|Running time||4 hours (weekends)|
|Original channel||Panamericana Televisión|
|Picture format||480p (NTSC)|
|Original run||1990 – 1996|
|Preceded by||El show de July|
Nubeluz was a Peruvian children's show airing from 1990 to 1996. The show was produced by Panamericana Televisión and aired through Perú's Channel 5,who charge the General Production to Rochi Hernandez. Written by Alonso Alegria, Maritza Kirchhausen, Catalina Lohmann, Clara María Cavagnaro and Fernando Gagliuffi. It was usually hosted by two or three young girls called Dalinas (perhaps a portmanteau of "dama linda", or "pretty lady" in English).
Nubeluz's main contribution to the genre was the creation of an alternative world made of 'nube' (cloud) and 'luz' (light), with its own language, called 'glúfico', and its own peculiar manners and customs, where two weekly fiestas were held (the terms 'program' or 'show' were never used).
Nubeluz featured several competitions between children (and even adults on occasion) divided into two colored teams, always red and yellow, plus songs and dances, some with overt messages, performed by the Dalinas, interspersed with cartoons. The female back-up dancers were called Cíndelas, and the male back-up dancers were known as Gólmodis. The competition was also set to its own musical score, played in the background exclusively while competition was in progress. This musical score included an acoustic, instrumental remix of the song "Rock This Town" by the Stray Cats.
During the competitions, the Gólmodis were in charge of assisting and spotting the competitors. However, the Gólmodis were also in control of the swinging demolition pads during one of the competition's toughest events, "Glufiadores". The Cíndelas were in charge of handing out the prizes at the end of each event, as well as wrapping towels around the competitors at the end of events that involved getting wet.
Numerous well-known singing groups, as well as other noted personalities, most of them well known in Latin America, made special guest appearances on the show at various times during its run. They performed their own songs or showed off their own talents. They frequently even experienced the show's competition first-hand during their guest appearance.
The show enjoyed great success and was soon broadcast through lots of Latin American countries. Moreover, it began to be broadcast to other countries, such as China, Turkey, Egypt and The Philippines among others. However, the suicide of one of the main hostesses, Mónica Santa María, was a turning point that lead to its decline. The show finally ended in 1996. However, it was reprised in other countries like Venezuela with a whole new cast.
It has been confirmed that a pilot for a new version of the show was shot in March 2008 in Peru, having 4 new dalinas.
- Almendra Gomelsky (1990–95)
- Xiomara Xibille (1993–95)
PLAK was the official magazine for Nubeluz.
Antuané and Anabel Elías (1990–1994), Elvira Villa (1991–1996), Rossana Fernández-Maldonado, Maria Pía Ureta, Noelia Cogorno, Daniela Sarfaty and siblings Claudia Nagaro and Franco Nagaro shared the role of Cindelas and Golmodis.
Nubeluz was originally created for broadcast in Spanish and in Peru. In the mid 90's an English-language version appeared, starring Monica Potter as the first American Dalina. The 1995 season also featured a character called Glufo, much like the American Barney the Dinosaur. During its final two seasons, Nubeluz was relocated to Venezuela.