I would like to say that I am deeply saddened by the death of the young performer from Cirque du Soleil, Sarah Guyard-Guillort in this Ka show tragedy. She fell to her death on June 30th, 2013, during the wall climbing scene at the end of the show. Some say that she could have slipped out of her safety harness.
As many of you may know by now, I am an avid fan of Cirque du Soleil. No matter how much it costs, I would cut all other outings just so that I could go to see their shows. I saw Ka last summer in Las Vegas. To me this is more than just a performance.
Sarah died and we mourn this loss, no doubt that this Ka show tragedy will not be forgotten y the Cirque community. Please consider though that every day artists like Sarah put their life at risk for what they love. But they do it willingly for the art, it’s not just a job to them, it’s a way of life.
I think about how much they devote to the show, maybe only being able to imagine just part of the preparation, and I realize that such art is not just another show. It’s something that hundreds of people devote their lives to create. I support them in what they do and I greatly admire them for that. Sometimes they literally pay with their life.