‘Kà’ an Epic Show by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
‘Kà’is an absolutely EPIC show created by the one & only Cirque du Soleil, that I was privileged to witness whilst I was recently visiting Las Vegas performed at the iconic MGM Grand.
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.” In telling this age old story with fresh international relevancy, Kà defies all laws of gravity & depicts the glorious, escalating conflict through martial arts sequences that sees the artists on stage confronting their enemies through a somehow noble battle that pushes the limits of both martial arts & acrobatics.
War has never been fought like this on stage ever before. With their battleground being a colossal stage capable of rotating 360 degrees; down is up and sky becomes land as all preconceived notions audience members had of how a stage could move are bent & contorted right before their very eyes. Kà redefines not only how fight scenes are depicted, but also completely redefines the notion of what it means to fight.
Kà showcases a level of grandeur and groundbreaking, never-before-seen stagecraft that eclipses all shows to come before it, & I can’t help but assume for many years to come. What I find most impressive is that amidst the outrageous pyrotechnics, ridiculous acrobatic & eye-popping imagery, there remains a level of clarity throughout the entirety of the show. Unlike Hollywood action movies where the audience member can’t help but becomes distanced from the plot & central themes as a result of the distracting, at times overbearing CG enhanced imagery & seemingly never-ending fight sequence, Kà manages to keep us focused on the heroic journey that the plot is centered on.
Essentially, the experience of Kà is ultimately very similar to the MGM resort itself, & in a broader sense, to Las Vegas itself; its unabashedly & unshakably mammoth opulence, with its myriad of dizzying highs & devastating lows.. this outsider can really only liken the full experience of Kà to an exceptional, never-ending roller coaster that if you want to truly enjoy, you must submit yourself to fully by simultaneously opening up, letting go & shutting down.
This is the show for you, or anyone you know, who is the kind of person who exits theaters frustrated asking the question: “so what the hell was that about?”.
You will know what it was about, & hopefully like me you will feel somehow apart of the battle, the show, the spectacular itself. & perhaps even discover a few shreds of determination to renew your strength & clarity for whatever journey you find youself on.