The theater and stage were designed by British architect Mark Fisher; the structural design and engineering of the stage platforms was by the New York City engineering firm McLaren Engineering Group, owned and operated by Mal McLaren. According to the Los Angeles Times the show "may well be the most lavish production in the history of Western theater [and] is surely the most technologically advanced." [11], Due to the speed in which artists fall from the decks, an array of airbags had to be used in lieu of traditional nets alone. A team of over 300 people make up the production team for Kà, ranging from technicians to support staff. Danny Bonaduce as Izzy Delancey 6. It is a contest that is in part to promote the 2nd season of the hit comedy series, Flight of the Conchords. Part prison, all terrifying machine, this infernal contraption tests a warrior’s true courage. Nick Searcy as Sheriff Burdick 5. Glass, artist Wellinton Alves and colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieu, these comics follow the heroic journey of the Imperial Twins, separated by war, who encounter adventure and peril at every turn on their quest to reunite their kingdom. Joe Reegan as Arnie Clifton 8. The story is told in a total of fourteen scenes, each of which is preceded by movement of one or more of the massive stage elements. The Kà theater, which has a capacity of 1950 people, is equipped with a total of 4774 loudspeaker drivers in 2139 cabinets: a pair of speakers at ear level in every seat and hundreds more strategically placed around the auditorium. Created and directed by Robert Lepage, Kà began show previews on November 26, 2004 and the show premiered on February 3, 2005. They also have moulded rubber toes attached to their shoes, giving the appearance that they are barefoot. This is attached to four 75-foot-long (23 m) hydraulic cylinders that run along two support columns. Kà combines complex automation, pyrotechnics, puppetry, and multimedia projections that help immerse the audience in the story. Thank you for being a part of all of their epic…” cirquedusoleil. Ce spectacle au MGM Grand Hotel and Casino utilise l'acrobatie, le multimédia, les arts martiaux et la marionnette pour raconter l'histoire de jumeaux dans un dangereux voyage pour accomplir leur destin. Part 1 of Makeup; Language: English Words: 974 Chapters: 1/1 Kudos: 10 Bookmarks: 2 Hits: 128; Passing Curiosity by svecounia ... KÀ - Cirque du Soleil (25) Alegría - Cirque du Soleil (2) Koozå - Cirque du Soleil (2) Amaluna - Cirque du Soleil (1) O - Cirque du Soleil (1) It was the second time in less than a week that a Cirque show on the Strip was halted for an accident involving one of its artists; a performer in one of the final preview performances of Michael Jackson One at Mandalay Bay suffered a mild concussion after slipping through the slack rope in the show's “Stranger in Moscow” scene, missing the protective pad below the act and landing hard upon the stage. In the creative and collaborative spirit of Cirque du Soleil, several crew members from KÀ recently put together a video for an entry into the HBO FlightLipDub lip sync video contest. KA by Cirque du Soleil, presented at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, is the greatest theater production the world has ever seen. When the earth becomes the sky, only the truly courageous can prevail. Kà had a show preview on November 26, 2004. Originally, Kà's score was to be composed by Benoit Jutras. KÀ combina artes marciais, acrobáticas, dança, marionetes, projeções e música como um cenário que gira ao redor de si mesmo e se movimenta em todas as direções. Kà describes the story as "the coming of age of a young man and a young woman through their encounters with love, conflict and the duality of Kà, the fire that can unite or separate, destroy or illuminate.". A colossal, moving stage is the battlefield. Scott Wilson as Sam Braun 3. In case a power outage occurs, each airbag has its own uninterruptible power supply which can last up to 30 minutes. These dimension-bending confrontations redefine what it means to fight. Your Cirque du Soleil KÀ Imperial Experience for 4 includes VIP Box Seats to a KÀ Performance, Access to the VIP lounge seating with comfortable couches and a 55-inch TV that will broadcast the show, an exclusive meet-and-greet with KÀ artists, Souvenir Photo Folio, Complimentary Cocktail & Snack (per guest), and VIP Host Presentation. The 90 minute shows have everything from unbelievable stage setups to illusions and from acrobatics to puppetry. The safety of the shore seems far, far away. 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KÀ also gives audience members a special introduction as they take their seats, with 20 minutes of pre-show entertainment that primes audience members for the heart-pumping thrills Cirque du Soleil is known for. Welcome to KÀ by Cirque du Soleil. Explore the next events in Vegas, the show's schedule and buy your tickets for this memorable experience now! [8] The digitally mixed audio system routes an intricate mix of sound effects and music to these speakers to create a very dynamic surround-sound audio experience. Inspiration was drawn from the African Maasai warriors' ritual scar markings. Wallace Langham as David Hodges 2. There were originally three Valets before being cut down to two. Buy your tickets for a spectacular show that defies the laws of gravity at MGM Grand in Las Vegas! A masterpiece in storytelling, KÀ uses acrobatic performances, the thrills and action of martial art techniques from all over the world, plus innovations in puppetry and multimedia to tell the epic tale of twins on a … 8:56. Pillars: Performers leapt over pillars whilst displaying their martial arts and acrobatic skills. The show's title, Kà, is inspired by the ancient Egyptian belief in the "Kà," an invisible spiritual duplicate of the body that accompanies every human being throughout this life and into the next. It features a 360 degree rotating stage and 86 cast members. Each peg has a sensor which will not allow it to shoot out from the deck if something is blocking its path. Kà lacks a conventional stage with a permanent floor; instead, two giant moving platforms and five smaller lifts and platforms appear to float through a bottomless space. Dupéré describes the music with an "African flavor" and states that he wants the audience to feel that the show is "full of energy". In addition, the 'inspired by' tracks, with the exception of "If I Could Reach Your Heart" (performed by Élise Velle), feature the voice of Canadian world artist Nitza Melas. In addition to the original score, the soundtrack features several 'inspired by' tracks. KÀ by Cirque … Unlike other Cirque du Soleil performances, Kà offers four pre-shows. Kà is a resident Cirque du Soleil production created and directed by Robert Lepage. On June 29, 2013, cast member Sarah "Sasoun" Guyard-Guillot, an acrobat from Paris, France, died after she fell about 94 feet from the show's stage at MGM Grand. Kà was the first Cirque du Soleil show to encompass a cohesive storyline. Minds as bright and clear as the vast heavens, the great ocean, and the highest peak. One Love - Delirium - Cirque du Soleil Kà features an off-stage band that accompanies the acting, acrobatics, and singing that takes place on stage.