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SDCC ’11 | Cirque du Soleil brings KÀ to San Diego

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SDCC ’11 | Cirque du Soleil brings KÀ to San Diego

KÀ, the Cirque du Soleil production that lives at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas, is leaving Sin City for a night and heading to San Diego. Performers will turn PETCO Park into “a display of dazzling 3-D projections created especially for Comic-Con,” as they perform on a wall outside the park.

The event is free and starts at approximately 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21. You’ll find the complete details after the jump.

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WHO: The resident production of KÀ by Cirque du Soleil at MGM Grand in Las Vegas will make their first ever appearance at Comic-Con with a free public performance on the opening night of Comic-Con.

Participating performers and representatives from the show’s Artistic and Technical teams are available for interviews before and after the performance.

WHAT: A display of dazzling 3-D projections created especially for Comic-Con will tell the adventurous tale of KÀ by turning the façade of PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres, into an interactive performance space combining projections and live acrobatics. The audience will get a bird’s-eye view of a fierce battle pitting the Imperial Twins of KÀ and their allies against an enemy warrior tribe as the scene plays out on the surface of a 90-foot high vertical stage. The event is free and open to all Comic-Con attendees.

KÀ is a gravity-defying production featuring an innovative blend of high-flying feats, puppetry, projections and martial arts. KÀ unfolds on a custom-built, colossal, 360-degree rotating stage which forms the backdrop for this cinematic journey of aerial adventure and perpendicular acrobatics. For more information and video, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/comiccon.

WHEN: Thursday, July 21, 2011
8:00pm (Sunset) – Final Countdown to performance begins on outside of PETCO Park
9:30pm – Performance from KÀ by Cirque du Soleil (time is approximate, please arrive by 9:00 pm)

WHERE: Performance will take place on the outside of PETCO Park on Tony Gwynn Drive
The KÀ performance area faces the Convention Center and is adjacent to the Omni Hotel

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