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Visual
An invisible spiritual duplicate
of the body that accompanies
every human being throughout
this life and into the next.

After staging preview performances since November 26, 2004, Cirque du Soleil officially premiered its fourth resident show in a casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip on February 3, 2005. Joining the ranks of Mystère at T.I., “O” at Bellagio and Zumanity at the New York, New York Cirque du Soleil's newest creation, entitled KÀ, is housed at the MGM Grand. KÀ is Cirque du Soleil's biggest and most ambitious production to date, both in terms of physical size and budget.

Directed by Canadian theatre and film vanguard Robert Lepage, and ringing in with a purported price tag of $220 million USD, an alleged weekly running cost of $1 million USD, a cast of 75-80 performers and a crew of 158 stage technicians, KÀ aimed to reinvent and revolutionize the world of live theatre, and in many ways the Cirque du Soleil itself.

KÀ tells the saga of Imperial twins who, after being separated, go on an adventurous voyage to fulfill their linked destinies. Their journeys take the boy and girl through a succession of challenging landscapes and, on the verge of adulthood, they encounter love, conflict, and the duality of KÀ - the fire that can unite or separate, destroy, or illuminate. The show's title is inspired by the ancient Egyptian belief in the "ka", an invisible spiritual duplicate of the body that accompanies every human throughout this life and into the next.

The characters of KÀ inhabit a world of many tribes and factions. These tribes are largely segregated from each other and some tribes are in conflict with others. The story of KÀ brings together the different peoples of this world to meet their collective destiny.

 
Premiere: November 26, 2004 (Previews)
February 3, 2005 (Gala)
Type: Resident / Theater
Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
 

Creative Team


Guide
Guy Laliberté
Director
Robert Lepage
Director of Creation
Guy Caron
Theater & Set
Mark Fisher
Costume Designer
Marie Vaillancourt
Composer
René Dupéré
Choreographer
Jacques Heim
Lighting Designer
Luc Lafortune
  Sound Designer
Jonathan Deans
Projections
Holger Förterer
Props & Puppets
Michael Curry
Props
Patricia Ruel
Rigging
Jaque Paquin
Acro Performance
André Simard
Make-up Designer
Nathalie Gagné
 

Audio/Visual

 

Features

RENE DUPERE
Composer

"A Conversation with René Dupéré"
Keith Johnson, 2009

SPECIAL EXPOSÉ
"KA Creators' Notebook"

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