About KA

Currently Playing: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Tuesday through Saturday at 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.

Featuring 80 performers from around the world, KÀ combines martial arts, acrobatics, puppetry, interactive video projections and pyrotechnics to tell the saga of Imperial twins—a boy and a girl—who embark on an adventurous journey to fulfill their destinies.

KÀ is created and directed by acclaimed theatre and film director Robert Lepage, "Bluebeard's Castle," "The Far Side of the Moon", who 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." The twins' journeys take them through a succession of challenging landscapes and ever-changing performance spaces that conjure an entire empire on stage.

The show's title, KÀ, is inspired by the ancient Egyptian belief in the "ka," an invisible spiritual duplicate of the body that accompanies every human being throughout this life and into the next.

KÀ Quick Facts

Premiered in: February 2005
Number of spectators since opening: More than 1 million
Number of artists: 80
Number of countries represented in cast: 16

Did you know…

Every seat in the KÀ theatre has speakers built into the headrest for customized sound effects.

The video projections in KÀ are an intricate mix of computer-generated effects and human input that turn the performance space into a cinema screen.

Approximately 1,300 hours went into the making of each of the human-sized crab puppets.

There are 160 harnesses (of 21 different kinds) worn by the KÀ performers.

The Counselor's Son character has the most complex make-up, involving 33 steps and 8 different brushes, 4 sponges, 1 powder puff!

The Spearmen's shoes are created to look like they are barefoot, with molded rubber toes affixed to a shoe base

For the beach scene, the sand is created using 350 cubic feet of granular cork from Portugal.

As the plot of KÀ unfolds, danger lies in wait at every turn for the separated Twins, the acrobatic heroes of this adventurous expedition. Archers and Spearmen hunt them relentlessly. As the villains give chase, the artists show off their climbing prowess with an incredible ascent to safety. An encounter with mysterious giant sea creatures proves to be more mischievous than menacing… As a distraction from danger, the Twin Brother learns the art of shadow puppets in a tender, yet poignant moment.

The Twin Sister, protected by her Nursemaid, manages an escape in a miraculous man-powered flying machine, releasing her into a majestic forest populated with bright, luminous creatures on Bungees and Swing Poles. Meanwhile, in the Archer’s Den, captives perform on the Wheel of Death with breathtaking displays of gravity-defying feats.

In the culmination of the Twins' extraordinary journeys, a battle takes place on an enormous vertical stage offering a unique aerial perspective. Video projections react to the artists' touch while the adversaries spin through the air in a captivating display of perpendicular acrobatics.

The show's title, KA, is inspired by the ancient Egyptian belief in the "ka," an invisible spiritual duplicate of the body that accompanies every human being throughout this life and into the next.

Cirque du Soleil is world-renowned for its distinct brand of theatrical entertainment. Since its founding in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has thrilled over 60 million spectators in more than 130 cities on five continents. In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has a privileged partnership with MGM MIRAGE to create and present unique and innovative productions, which include Mystere® at Treasure Island, "O®" at Bellagio, ZUMANITY™, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil™ at New York-New York Hotel and Casino, and the latest creation celebrating The Beatles™, LOVE™, at The Mirage.

KÀ Creative Team

Guide Creator and Director Director of Creation Set Designer Costume Designer Composer and Arranger Choreographer Lighting Designer Sound Designer Interactive Projections Designer Puppet Designer Props Designer Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer Aerial Acrobatics Designer Make-up Designer Guy Laliberté Robert Lepage Guy Caron Mark Fisher Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt René Dupéré Jacques Heim Luc Lafortune Jonathan Deans Holger Förterer Michael Curry Patricia Ruel Jaque Paquin André Simard Nathalie Gagné


KÀ performs at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays.

KÀ is dark (no shows) on Sundays and Mondays.


Call 866-774-7117 or 702-531-2000.

Go to www.ka.com or www.mgmgrand.com.

Visit the KÀ ticket office at MGM Grand or any of the MGM MIRAGE box offices.


Adults: $69, $99, $125, $150 (plus tax)

Children (ages 5-12): $34.50, $49.50, $62.50, $75 (plus tax)

Tickets are available 120 days in advance of the performance date.


For group reservations of 15 or more, contact lasvegas.sales@cirquedusoleil.com.

Karin Tomcik, Publicist
Cirque du Soleil
Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone: 702-891-1984
Email: Karin.tomcik@cirquedusoleil.com