‘ KA’ by Cirque du Soleil , the spectacular production at MGM Grand Las Vegas, and Marvel Custom Solutions team up to tell the story of this acclaimed live production through an all-new, collectible comic book. KA #1 will debut at the Marvel booth (#2329) during Comic Con International in San Diego, July 12 – 15, 2012.
“To see our live KA performances transform from the theatre to ink on pages in a comic book is an incredible opportunity for our entire team,” said Marie-Helene Gagnon, Artistic Director of KA. “By aligning ourselves with the premier brand of comic book creators, we have produced an illustration of KA that depicts the story very vividly and stays true to the plot. Marvel and its team of creators have been great to collaborate with and have embraced the story of KA and the expectations of Cirque du Soleil.”
“Marvel’s proud to bring the exciting, out of this world action and adventure of KA to life in this all new comic book,” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Worldwide, Inc. “This is a great comic for fans of all ages, whether they’re long-time fans of Marvel, KA or new to both exciting brands of storytelling.”
KA fans attending Comic Con International can take home the heroic journey of Imperial Twins separated by war who encounter adventure and peril at every turn on their quest to reunite their kingdom.
“What’s more jaw-dropping, the majesty of the Imperial Court…the dynamic dance of their martial arts display…the overwhelming might of the invading archer army…the desperate fight for survival in the storm-tossed seas…or the tantalizing glimpses at the future threats that await the Twins?” said Marvel Editor Bill Rosemann. “Readers can decide for themselves when they feast their eyes on the all-out spectacle that writer Bryan J.L. Glass, artist Wellinton Alves and cover artist Michael Del Mundo have crafted in this world premiere debut issue.”
KA #1 will be distributed at Comic Con International in San Diego at the Marvel booth in July. A limited amount of books also will be available at comic book stores in select markets. In addition to the print copy of the comic book, fans will be able to access the KA customized comic book by utilizing Marvel’s cutting-edge digital comics reader.
Fans can get an inside look at the making of the comic book by visiting www.kacomicbook.com. Featuring sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes information, including line art, storyboards and more, this site will serve as a hub for details on the collaboration. Fans will be able to receive information on how to get their own copy of the comic book.
With only five remaining couples, the competition heats up as each couple performs two individual dances. They will first hit the dance floor performing a ballroom style dance that they have not yet performed, then will face their biggest challenge yet with the “Instant Dance” – in which they will have to master a jive to music they’ve been given during the live show — Monday, November 7 at 8:00 pm ET on the ABC Television Network.
On Tuesdaym November 8 at 9:00 pm ET on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” the eighth couple this season will be eliminated and sent home. The one-hour show will also feature an entertaining pro dancer performance, this time with only the ladies, to Jordin Sparks’ “I Am Woman.” The performance is choreographed by Jaquel Knight, who choreographed Beyonce’s infamous “Single Ladies” music video.
During Tuesday night’s show, Andrea Bocelli will grace the ballroom with a magical performance of “More” with Chris Botti. The Troupe will accompany their performance. Bocelli is widely regarded as the most popular Italian tenor in the world, with more than 70 million albums sold. On November 15 he will release “Andrea Bocelli Concerto: One Night in Central Park,” a CD/DVD which captures the many sides of his musical passions all in one package. It will not only include some of his finest performances to date from the worlds of classical and pop, but also five new songs, including a swinging rendition of “More” with Chris Botti. In December, Bocelli’s Central Park concert will air on Broadcast Television as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival, and he will return to the U.S for a select few concerts.
Also on Tuesday’s results show, Miami-based rapper Flo Rida will hit the stage with a knockout performance — a medley of two of his chart topping singles, “Club Can’t Handle Me” and “Good Feeling.” In 2010 Flo Rida teamed up with French DJ David Guetta to create the smash Top 10 hit, “Club Can’t Handle Me,” which went on to sell nearly five million singles worldwide. Flo Rida’s newest single, “Good Feeling,” from his upcoming album, has skyrocketed on radio charts, climbing to No. 12 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The international superstar is one of the most recognizable artists today, and globally has sold over 42 million singles and nearly two million albums.
This week’s “Macy’s Stars of Dance” performance will mark the television premiere of the new Cirque du Soleil show, “Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour.” Tuesday’s performance showcases an international cast of dancers and acrobats in a specially-created montage for “Dancing with the Stars” featuring the Michael Jackson songs “Smooth Criminal” and “Billie Jean.” “Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour” is the latest production from the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil and combines Michael Jackson music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil creativity in a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences into Michael’s Jackson’s creative world. “THE IMMORTAL Tour” features the diverse talents of 64 international dancers, musicians and acrobats and was written and directed by Jamie King, the leading concert director in pop music today. The show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. On November 21, Epic Records will release “Immortal” – the highly anticipated soundtrack of “Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour” from Cirque du Soleil. “THE IMMORTAL Tour” is currently performing in cities across North America and will head to Europe in Fall 2012.
By Tuesday evening’s end, one couple will be eliminated, as determined by a combination of the judges’ scores and viewers’ votes on dances performed on Monday’s performance show. Who among the five couples will be the next to leave the ballroom?
* NANCY GRACE, TV host and journalist, and partner TRISTAN MACMANUS.
* ROBERT KARDASHIAN, reality star, and partner CHERYL BURKE.
* RICKI LAKE, talk show host and actress, and partner DEREK HOUGH.
* J.R. MARTINEZ, veteran and actor, and partner KARINA SMIRNOFF.
* HOPE SOLO, World Cup star, and partner MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY.
Hosted by Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Brooke Burke-Charvet (“Dancing with the Stars” Season Seven Champion), the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 30 minutes after the “Dancing with the Stars” performance shows. AT&T customers may also text message their votes by texting the word “VOTE” and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (message and data rates may apply). AT&T will also offer customers exclusive mobile video footage of weekly backstage highlights to keep fans connected to some of their favorite couples all season long. Viewers may also vote online at www.abc.com starting from the opening of each episode on the East Coast with voting closing at 8:00 a.m. PT/11:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday mornings.
A rhythmic and artful Skipping Ropes act joins the cast of La Nouba, an original Cirque du Soleil production performed at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The pair of Japanese rope skippers balance speed, grace and agility in a series of solo, duo and group rope formations.
Photo courtesy Walt Disney World Resort.
La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil announced today that an incredible new act featuring world-renowned juggler Anthony Gatto will be added permanently to the 90-minute spectacle at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort beginning Feb. 5, 2010.
Anthony Gatto comes to La Nouba from the tour of KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil and holds 11 world records in juggling. In the nine-minute act, Gatto juggles balls, hoops and clubs in unprecedented numbers at amazing speed with seemingly impossible accuracy.
Gatto joins the ranks of professional athletes, dancers, vocalists, musicians and comedic performers in the cast of 67 artists in the incredibly creative and dynamic gem La Nouba.
“Anthony is a true showman and we are pleased to have him join the dedicated and talented cast of La Nouba. The juggling act is fast-paced and will add to the energy on stage,” said Neil Boyd, company manager. “This act is an amazing new addition for our fans that come to see the show year after year.”
Time magazine calls Gatto, “simply the best juggler ever.”
The new act is entitled “cinq-a-sept” which means “five-to-seven,” generally known as “happy hour.” This fits well with the meaning of La Nouba – “to party” or “live it up.”
This new act replaces the chair balancing act in the show.
Florida residents can purchase tickets at 30 percent off of the regular price of Category 2 seats for shows from Feb. 2 through March 27. Discounted tickets are $58.85 for adults and $47.77 for children (ages 3 – 9). Tickets are available by calling 407/939-7328, in person at the box office located at the plaza level of the theater, or by logging on to cirquedusoleil.com/lanouba. For discounted group reservations of 12 or more, call 866/353-5625. For more information and to receive news alerts and priority sale details, visit facebook.com/lanouba.