Cirque du Soleil in Lecce, Italy – KA Show Videos

Cirque du Soleil gave a special acrobatic performance on December 5, 2008 during the Notte Bianca street festival in Lecce, Italy that consisted of multiple parts, involving dozens of artists.

Acts like Russian Bars, Spanish Web and other Aerial performances, Cyr Wheel, Wheel of Death and general dancers, singers and musicians as well as light projection and other special effects.

My 28 minutes video of these performances is based on the footage of several home made videos that I found on the web. The visual quality differs from good to poor, but I hope that I was able to capture the essence of the show. I replaced the audio almost entirely, but tried to be true to the actual music as good as possible. The original videos are still out there, if you want to see the true live recordings of the event.

Here is the 28 minutes video that I created about this special performance by Cirque du Soleil in Lecce, Italy.

??Backup Link to Video on Google Video

Cirque du Soleil – KA – Video Recording of the Entire Show

I was talking about the issue that non of the Vegas Cirque du Soleil shows are available on DVD and that video footage will leak out over time to cover the whole show, like in the case of Cirque du Soleil’s epic show KA, which is performed live at the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The raw videos of the show are available via torrent downloads, such as here (German Intro Narration, XVID, .AVI) and also here (French Intro Narration, MPEG-2 Format).

So I decided to lean myself a bit out of the window and sliced the video up into 9 pieces and put it up on my YouTube channel for Cirque du Soleil related videos of mine. Here is the link to part one. To find the remaining 8 videos, check out the play list that I created for this video series.

The Intro narration is in German (that’s the version that I used for YouTube) and translates to:

On the way to a pageant to their honor, the imperial twins put their skills in the traditional art of sword fighting to the test. They have no idea on that day, about the real threats that lay ahead of them. About the great thunder that will soon put an end to the innocent lives that they were used to. About destruction and devastation that will drive an entire nation into exile and about the chaos of war that will soon separate the brave brother from his beloved sister. This is the story about the journey to self discovery of a young man and a young woman through their experiences with love, conflicts and the duality of KA, the fire that has the power to combine or to separate and the power to destroy or to enlighten.

Fast Facts about KA

The Creators of the Show KA

For more Cirque du Soleil visit

Regardless of the video, you should go and see it live, if you get to Vegas, because no video can substitute the live theatre experience. However, I do hope that this incident will cause MGM and Cirque du Soleil to rethink their policy about DVD releases of Vegas Cirque du Soleil shows and release those shows on DVD for people to buy legally. Not everybody can make it to Vegas and/or afford the ticket price to see the shows live. And also people like me, who saw the shows already, several of them even more than once, would like to have the DVD and watch it to refresh some of the good memories from the live experience.

Note: Cirque du Soleil had some of the 9 KA videos taken down by YouTube, so the play list is not complete anymore. However, the 9 segments can still be downloaded in AVI format from my file share at

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:
Part 5:
Part 6:
Part 7:
Part 8:
Part 9:

Enjoy and Cheers!

Carsten aka Roy/SAC

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Published on: March 20, 2009

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  1. Stefan says:

    Thank you very much for posting this.

    I saw K?? a couple of days ago and I was absolutely amazed. I’ve never seen anything like this and I was truly moved by the whole show.

    One thing that really got on my nerves soon after buying the soundtrack is the fact that there are missing soo many themes I hoped would be on the CD. This leaves a great “void feeling”, about as big as the void in the show itself xD. I really need to be able to remember the music in my thoughts, just like a music player in my head – and with the main themes missing it’s just unsatisfying :-/

    So I hope the video (will download the torrent as soon as I get back from my vacation – the Youtube version is offline by the way) and especially the music will bring back many of the emotions and memories of this remarkable show.

    If I could ever go again, I would.

  2. Hi Stefan,

    Yeah, I noticed that Cirque had some of the 9 videos taken down by YouTube. The segments can still be downloaded in AVI format from my file share at though. I added the links to the end of this blog post.

    The MPEG version can be downloaded at This URL. I think the DVD with all the extras can be downloaded here, but I cannot verify that at the moment, because that site is currently down for maintenance.

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