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KÀ by Cirque du Soleil

Show Date: November 2, 2011

Venue:  MGM Grand Hotel

             Las Vegas, Nevada


KÀ is the story of imperial twins on a dangerous journey designed to fulfill their destiny in life.  The twins lived an idyllic life – that is, until their kingdom come under attack and separates them, sending them on their own adventurous journeys to reunite.  What follows is an incredible visual performance where acrobatics meets ballet meets martial arts.

If there wasn’t any of that going on to capture your attention, the sheer infrastructure to support the performance is, in and of itself, engrossing.  To say that it’s an engineering marvel would be understating it. It’s nothing short of remarkable.  The centerpiece of the show is the massive hydraulic moving stage.  It twists. It turns.  It tilts up vertically – all while the various actors are climbing and sliding all over it.  Some even fall off but it’s all part of the show.

The acrobatics, aerobatics and pure raw skill that the performers display is mind-blowing.  Some of the performances are truly death-defying (if I may use an old phrase).  I found myself with my mouth gaped open while watching the performances.  Many times, every sphincter muscle in my body was tense as I watched these incredibly talented performers execute their roles perfectly if not frighteningly.

Equally as frightening are the prices of the tickets.  Reportedly the most expensive tickets for shows of this kind, my particular seats (given to me, of course) ran somewhere in the neighborhood of $120+ a piece.  Even with that being the case, I believe that the show is well worth every penny that my hosts paid.

KÀ is an incredible acrobatic performance that leaves an audience searching for appropriate words to describe it.