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Posted On: 9 January 2020 03:15 pm
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Cirque du Soleil's 'Messi 10' show coming to Doha

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Whether they are fans of football talent or captivating acrobatics, audiences are in for a spectacular treat this spring as Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) partners with Cirque du Soleil to bring their latest production 'Messi 10' to Qatar.

Messi 10 is an immersive experience which combines classical circus acts such as trampoline, trapeze and tightrope artists with never-before-seen disciplines, audiovisual material and videos highlighting Messi's best plays, as well as exclusive images especially produced for the show. It tells the story of a young man with boundless ambition who overcomes all obstacles to become one of the greatest football players of his time.

HE Akbar Al Baker, Secretary-General of QNTC and GCEO of Qatar Airways, commented, "We are excited to host the Asia and the Middle East debut of this show which brings together unique entertainment and football, two things dear to audiences in Qatar. The Ali bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena offers the ideal multi-purpose venue for a show that will inspire, entertain and provide a unique attraction for visitors from around the region."

Organised in collaboration with Alchemy Project Entertainment, the show will be performed from 27 February to 7 March 2020 in Ali bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena. Tickets will go on sale on Tixbox starting from 15 January.

Messi 10 comes to Doha as part of a limited tour through Barcelona, Buenos Aires, and other Argentinian cities.

"When I was first approached, it seemed both crazy and incredible that Cirque du Soleil would create a show based on my passion for football. Cirque du Soleil is a family favorite of ours and we have enjoyed many of its productions", said Leo Messi. "I loved the show and I was deeply touched. It truthfully reflects what I feel every time I set foot on the football field."

47 Artists from 19 different countries lead the audience on a euphoric 90-minute thrill ride that brings together the electric atmosphere of stadiums and the intimacy of the theatre.

"Interpreting the greatness of Lionel Messi in a live show was a thrilling challenge for Cirque du Soleil, and we couldn't be more proud of this premiere", explained Jonathan Tetrault, President of Cirque du Soleil. "Together with PopArt Music and Sony Music Latin America, we have created a stunning show that will raise the audience from their seats and inspire them to reach the impossible."

Source: Qatar News Agency

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