18th February 2020
Cirque du Soleil Messi
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Cirque du Soleil creates show inspired by Messi

In Barcelona today Cirque du Soleil presented its latest show, which is inspired by FC Barcelona’s football superstar, Lionel Messi.

The new show from the Canadian theatre and circus company, to be entitled Messi 10, will premiere in the Catalan capital on 10 October, before embarking on a world tour the following month.

Made in conjunction with Argentinian production company Popart Music, the show is described as drawing inspiration from Messi’s ‘spirit’ and passion for football.

Cirque du Soleil Messi
(L-R) Cirque du Soleil executive producer Charles Joron, and directors of ‘Messi 10’, Sean McKeown and Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar. (Pau Cortina / ACN)

Created by director and choreographer Mukhtar O.S Mukhtar, Messi 10 will debut in Barcelona’s Parc del Fòrum and run until 10 November. Talking about the show, Mukhtar said that it connects the worlds of circus and football, and aims to show that ‘with effort anything is possible’.

A marquee with room for 3,000 people has been specially made for the show, while outside the tent the ‘Messi Challenge’ will provide an interactive experience about the Argentine star.

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