Every Cirque du Soleil effort is a marvel of physical capability, imaginative conception and artistic achievement. In Las Vegas each production has an element that sets it apart from the others, from the aquatic antics of “O” to the thematic tributes of Michael Jackson ONE and The Beatles LOVE.

, the resident show at MGM Grand, was a great leap forward in terms of production values when it opened. The stage is a setting for epic battles featuring archers and spearmen, martial arts magnificence, and a sea storm as it tells the tales of separated twins who search for each other.

Now has added an act where all the focus is on the physicality of cast members. An “Icarian Games” segment, the only one in any Vegas Cirque show, debuted in September and has been thrilling audiences ever since. The version consists of two duos from Ethiopia, with one acrobat on their back and the other being flipped by the feet of their partner at blinding speeds. It’s an act that many may have seen on television or rendered in cartoons, but now provides the thrill of seeing the raw act in person against a backdrop of immersive fantasy.

MGM Grand, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Sun.-Wed. & Sat., 7 p.m. show only Nov. 12, starting at $69 plus tax and fee. 702.531.3826