KÀ is Cirque du Soleil's bold interpretation of live martial-arts period fantasies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in the adventures of two separated twins. The spectacle includes huge puppets and a battle on a vertical wall. A fixed stage is replaced by an 80,000-pound deck that's maneuvered by a giant gantry arm into all sorts of positions, including vertical. Though no Cirque which followed rivals it for sheer spectacle, the operatic tone remains
divisive; those not sitting close enough to see faces can be confused by the story, which is told without dialogue. If nothing else, it's an amazing monument to the sky's-the-limit mentality that fueled Vegas in the go-go 2000s.
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