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KA by Cirque du Soleil to Present Gravity-Defying Stunt for Opening Night of Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego, CA

3-D Projection and Live Performance Will Transform a Brick Wall Into the Site of an Epic Battle Between Good and Evil

LAS VEGAS /PRNewswire/ — KA by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas will make its first appearance at Comic-Con on opening night, Thursday, July 21st, with a dramatic showdown on the outside walls of PETCO Park in San Diego. This outdoor performance will take place directly across the street from the San Diego Convention Center and will include a display of dazzling 3-D projections. Created especially for Comic-Con, the performance will tell the adventurous tale of KA by turning the stadium facade into an interactive performance space featuring 3-D projections and live artists.

The audience will get a bird’s-eye view of a fierce battle pitting the Imperial Twins of KA and their allies against an enemy warrior tribe as the scene plays 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, will be providing the technology for the 3-D projection elements of the performance. “We have been trying to find ways to incorporate live performance with projections for years,” said Gary Evans, President of AD X MEDIA. “When Cirque du Soleil came to us with their concept we realized that this was the perfect opportunity to marry creativity, human performance and technology.”

The final countdown to the KA Battle at Comic-Con begins after sundown (approximately 8:00 pm) with a countdown clock on the outside of PETCO Park. The event is free and open to all Comic-Con attendees, and will take place on the wall adjacent to the Omni Hotel across Tony Gwynn Drive. To follow the countdown online, and for a short behind-the-scenes look at some of the hundreds of hours of preparations that have gone into this performance, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/comiccon.

About KA

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. For more information visit www.ka.com.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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