10 Facts About Cirque Du Soleil’s Ka

KA is just one of the many Cirque du Soleil shows in residence on the Las Vegas Strip, and it is one of the most recognizable in Cirque’s historic repertoire. This coming of age story tells a tale of love, self-discovery, and the importance of family in swathes of bright colors and fiery, gravity-defying performances. Here are some things you may or may not know about this beloved Cirque du Soleil production:

The show cost over 165 million dollars to develop.

The show’s title comes from the Egyptian word ka, which refers to the spirit that follows and guides us throughout our lives.

It is the first Cirque production with a full, complete storyline.

KA puts on four pre-shows before each show’s actual start time. Show up early to see them!

The crab puppet during the beach scene took over 1300 hours to make.

One of KA’s acts appeared in the 2012 Cirque film Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away.

KA is the first and only production where one of the performers suffered a fatal injury during a show.

KA’s performers have made guest appearances on numerous shows and events, including San Diego Comic-Con, America’s Got Talent and CSI Las Vegas.

KA is one of the only shows where the musicians make appearances on stage.

KA’s stage rotates a full 360 degrees.

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