Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Las Vegas Cirque Du Soleil’s Outstanding Show KA

KA title with picOur trip to Las Vegas last week included tickets to KA, a Cirque Du Soleil show at the MGM Grand. I used to think O was my favorite, but now it is in second place after KA. The story involves twins, a female and male, coming of age.

The characters and their acrobatic feats were more astounding than usual and more dangerous. In 2013, Sarah Guyard-Guillot, 31, fell 90 feet during a performance. Her death “marked the first onstage fatality in Cirque du Soleil’s 29-year-history.” Click here.

Guyard-Guillot was a mother of two and had been an acrobatic performer for more than 20 years. She was with the original KA cast since 2006. A wire rope she climbed too quickly during the vertical battle scene severed and caused her to fall.

We took the half hour backstage tour and learned each show employs about 4,000 people, five days a week, two performances each day.

At the entrance to the theater, a large dragon retired from a different Cirque du Soleil show hangs as a guardian in his new home.

KA dragon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog

Comments

  1. ladywinfred says:

    More more more!!!!!!!!

  2. Love Cirque du Soleil. I haven’t seen a performance in some time.

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