The central theme of KA is woven around twins, one male and the other female. An achievement of sorts, it was the first time that Cirque du Soleil traversed the path of cinema (rising beyond theatre!). With a story line reminiscent of the glorious movies that talk about twins who are estranged and seek to reunite with each other, KA is based on an ancient Egyptian concept – KA (spiritual replication). Sure as eggs, fantasy doesn't seem to hold any boundaries in Egyptian folklore.
Retaining all the signature elements of Cirque du Soleil, the story unfolds in a world of adventure and magic, something that has always captivated me. And with a hybrid design of both Mad Max and Miyazaki, KA will enthrall and excite you like never before.
The twins, unimaginably acrobatic, are on death’s edge, symbolized appropriately by the 'wheel of death'. They battle their foes, come to terms with the reality of life, experience love and play the 'good', on higher planes – dancing perilously on tree stumps and evading the devil's deathly arrows with dexterity. And the martyrs meet their end, gracefully descending into the abyss. The final battle of the 'good' and the 'evil', as always, is the triumph of the human spirit over the forces that work to defeat it. The dream lasts till the drapes come down!!