Cirque du Soleil: Ka

For the fantasy writer, there’s nothing more inspiring than experiencing something new. I’ve been a long time fan of the style and music of the Cirque du Soliel theatrical company and this last week I got to experience Kà at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Cirque Du Soleil is best described as an odd mix of fantasy makeup, intense acrobatics, and bizarre spectacle. Its strangeness is its appeal.  As a spectator, you cannot look away.  Every aspect is intriguing.  It’s no use to try to make sense of what you see, in most shows there isn’t any story to follow.

wallpaper_ka_1280x1024 is different because it tells the story of two imperial twins coming of age and the tests they must endure.  Its elements are both whimsical and intense as we witness the resolve of the evil power trying to destroy the twins against their will to survive against all odds. The different acts are beautiful and strange with a large dose of the unexpected sprinkled throughout.  

For me, it boosted my creative energy and made me even more eager to return to my manuscript in November. Ten more days until I start the edit of the next draft.

 

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6 thoughts on “Cirque du Soleil: Ka

    • The Ka theater itself is really amazing, loaded with gantries and walkways from where the acrobats jump and flip around. It has almost a steampunk feel to it. Very cool.

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    • This is my second live show I’ve attended. We went to Alegria when it came to Salt Lake – there really isn’t any comparison, the live shows have an energy that’s hard to capture in film.

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