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Comic Con Gets A Bit of Cirque

By Angie Quidim

On Thursday, the famed acrobatic group, Cirque du Solei had a debut performance outside the walls of Petco Park in downtown San Diego.  The troup presented Ka; a show currently showing in Las Vegas at the MGM grand. Ka is a story about a twin brother and sister that were seperated by a war incited by the Emperor’s Chief Archer and his soldiers.  During this epic battle the brother and his imperial troops were enslaved and his sister was rescued only to be stranded in a magical forest.  The short performance at Comic Con was a sample of the epic battle which ensues. 

See the making of video here

The short performance can be seen here

  In the video you can only get a small idea of how grand the presentation truly was. There was a short intro to the story in the beginning, ala comic book illustrations. The screen 
exploded” revealing the beginnings of war where the opponents faced each other on the battlefield.   The acrobats were sideways against the screen to give the impression they were flush with the stadium wall.  The projector supplied the special effects of the battle from waves to explosive hits.  There was definitely the signatures of a Vegas show in this presentation with the elaborate sound and lighting.  One thing to note about this was that it was another activity done outside the con ( no comic con badge needed).  This was definitely something you had to be there to experience.