Cirque du Soleil will create an epic party to celebrate the Gala Premiere of its most ambitious project to date, KÀ at MGM Grand on February 3. More than 4000 invited guests – celebrities, media, dignitaries and opinion leaders - will attend the event which promises an unbridled atmosphere inside a Global Village within the heart of the desert. The MGM Grand Garden Arena will be transformed into a festive, timeless ceremony.
The visual world will feature a 360° video play that will integrate with the spatial architecture to create an ever-changing virtual scenography. Restaurants and bars will resemble a Global Village. A voyage of sensory exploration will feature the fusion of many forms of duality - fire and water, the Occident and the Orient, man and woman.
Exotic and erotic performances, interactive demonstrations, a climactic temple, fire and pyrotechnics are some of the elements that will create a force of fascination throughout the evening. The fluidity and magical energy will be provided by internationally renowned DJ's and an array of characters and artists including erotic goddesses and nymphs, sculptors, alchemists, aerialists, tribal dancers and percussionists.
The festivities will go on until noon the following day and will include edible wonders from the award-winning chefs and restaurants representing the five Las Vegas resorts of MGM MIRAGE. Cuisines from around the world will infuse the Global Village with a multi-cultural array of flavors and aromas. Las Vegas' top chefs will be in attendance to demonstrate their expertise and passion for food as they execute their most popular creations.
The special events team for the Gala Premiere Party at MGM Grand Garden Arena includes: Director of Creation: Jean-François Bouchard, Artistic Director: Elizabeth-Ann Doyle, Scenography and Stage Management: Cirko de Bakuza and Keith Greco Design, Production Managers: Bob Whelan and Steve Dubuc.
WHEN: Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 8:30pm until 12 noon the following day. Still and video photographers will have access from 8:30pm to 9:30pm (Feb. 3) and 12:00am to 1:00am (Feb. 4).
WHERE: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
RSVP: All media must receive credentials prior to the event. Please contact Kirvin Doak Communications before Feb. 3 at 1pm.