Review – ‘Kà’ by Cirque du Soleil

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‘Kà’ an Epic Show by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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‘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.

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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 , the fire that can unite or separate, destroy or illuminate.” In telling this age old story with fresh international relevancy, 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.

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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. redefines not only how fight scenes are depicted, but also completely redefines the notion of what it means to fight.

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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,  manages to keep us focused on the heroic journey that the plot is centered on.

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Essentially, the experience of 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 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.

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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.

Enjoy,

-Allysha

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