KA by Cirque du Soleil Show for Comic-Con 2011

KA by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas made its first appearance at Comic-Con on opening night, Thursday, July 21, with a dramatic showdown on the outside walls of PETCO Park in San Diego.

The outdoor performance took place directly across the street from the San Diego Convention Center and included a display of dazzling 3-D projections.

Created especially for Comic-Con, the performance tells the adventurous tale of KA by turning the stadium facade into an interactive performance space featuring 3-D projections and live acrobatics.

With a bird’s-eye view of a fierce battle pitting the Imperial Twins of KA and their allies against an enemy warrior tribe, spectators stared up at the wall as the scene played out on the surface of a 90-foot high vertical stage.


“I have wanted to see this performance happen on a big outside wall since coming to KA more than four years ago,” said Marie-Helene Gagnon, artistic director of KA. “To have the opportunity to present it at Comic-Con with 3-D and live artists is both a challenge and a dream come true.”

AD X MEDIA, one of the world’s leading providers of large-scale indoor and outdoor mixed media projections, provided the technology for the 3-D projection elements of the performance.

The final countdown to the KA Battle at Comic-Con began after sundown with a countdown clock on the outside of PETCO Park as attendees began to gather outside of the stadium. The free event was open to all Comic-Con attendees.

KA by Cirque du Soleil is a heroic journey of love and conflict set within ever-changing theatrical landscapes that conjure an entire empire on stage.

Presented exclusively at MGM Grand Las Vegas, KA unfolds on a colossal, 360-degree rotating stage which forms the backdrop for this cinematic journey of aerial adventure and perpendicular acrobatics.

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