Cirque Du Soleil performer dies on stage

A performer in a Las Vegas Cirque Du Soleil act died while in the midst of a performance.  The on-stage tragedy happened late Saturday.

The victim has been identified as Sarah Guyard, 31.  She died during a finale performance while hanging above the stage.

Promotional video from KÀ can be seen on the right of your screen.

The show is described as: KÀ, the unprecedented, gravity-defying production by Cirque du Soleil takes adventure to an all new level. KÀ is a heroic journey of love and conflict, set within a dynamic theatrical landscape, as an entire empire appears on KÀ’s colossal stage and a captivating display of acrobatics envelops the audience. Only at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Cirque Du Soleil spokeswoman Renee-Claude Menard said future performances have been cancelled.

Dan Mosqueda was in the audience and says he thought it was part of a planned sequence.   “Initially, a lot of people in the audience thought it was part of the choreographed fight. But you could hear screaming, then groaning, and we could hear a female artist crying from the stage.”

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

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