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Yesterday, emotions were high in the KA Theater at MGM Grand, but the energy was even higher. At a press preview of the newly reworked battle scene from the well-loved Cirque du Soleil production, minds were on the events of a year and a half ago when artist Sarah Guyard-Guillot fell to her death during a performance when the cable attached to her safety harness came out of its track and was severed.
In the wake of the tragedy, Cirque officials worked with OSHA and two independent groups to analyze exactly what happened. They then met with their artists who wanted to honor Guyard-Guillots legacy and the integral scene in the storyline of their show by bringing back the epic battle.
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In June 2013, Cirque artist Sarah Guillot-Guyard died after a tragic fall during KA's ending battle scene. Due to safety concerns, the act was replaced with another number. Now, Cirque du Soleil officials have announced it will return.
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The airline recently announced a partnership with MGM Resorts to create a new ticket package for passengers traveling to Las Vegas. Patrons who book a fly-and-stay package of three or more nights will receive two complimentary tickets to a selection of MGM Resort shows.
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31-year old Sarah Guyard died after plummeting 50 to 100 feet during the production's climatic battle scene on June 29. The show was immediately suspended. Cirque has now announced that battle scene will be removed and that a new act has been added.
An official investigation into just what happened is still underway.
(PHOTO: Cirque du Soleil)
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After a horrifying fall claimed the life of a KA performer on June 29, we're learning the production will continue to remain dark for now.
VegasChatter fan Brian W. reports that ticket holders are being told the show will now be cancelled through July 16, if not longer. Purchasers are being offered either a refund or assistance in booking another Cirque performance (if available). If you have KA tickets for July and have a concern, contact MGM Grand at 1.800.929.1111.
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The beautiful fantasies of Cirque transformed into the stark reality of the dangers its artists face in an instant over the weekend after an artist in KA plummeted a reported 50 feet as audience members looked on.
News outlets state that 31-year old Sarah Guyard fell from the stage near the climax of Saturday night's second performance at MGM Grand. Several attendees tweeted their concern after the show abruptly halted and crowds were asked to leave as screams and groans could be heard from the stage:
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Their performers may defy gravity like super-heroes, but now Cirque du Soleil legitimately belongs alongside Spider-man and the Fantastic Four. Cirque has teamed with Marvel Comics to produce a comic book based on KĄ. During Cirque Week we were introduced to the production team of a proposed four-issue series. The story honors the exact plot of the MGM Grand show and, if you've heard that Cirque don't always make sense, you certainly can't say that about the hero's journey of KĄ.
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Zarkana is Cirque du Soleil's latest spectacle, but for fans wanting more Cirky Cirky and who can't wait for the King of Pop's Immortal tribute or those that just can't make it to Vegas soon enough, there's another opportunity to get soaked in Soleil right around the corner.
On December 21, the folks behind KA, LOVE
Viva Elvis and now Zarkana make the jump from stage to screen in a 3D spectacular movie. Because anything less than 3D just wouldn't be spectacular enough. Cirque brass has teamed up with the makers of Avatar and The Chronicles of Narnia (this one, not that one) to create Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D.
The Cirque du Soleil show you usually don't hear much about is taking over New York City. (Ok, maybe not permanently and just seven of the cast members including the 'twins' above.)
If you're in the Big Apple that day, and obvi not planning to watch the Big Game, you can catch their performance at 2:30 p.m. EST at Sarah Roosevelt Park, scratching the show off your Vegas to-do list and saving some cash, too.