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Stage Set for ‘Messi10’ by Cirque du Soleil’s Asian Debut in Doha

The latest groundbreaking show “Messi10” by Cirque du Soleil is all set to take the breath away of thousands of football and circus fans in Doha as it marks its Asia premiere coming Thursday at Ali bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena.

Doha is only the second city where the unique production inspired by the legendary sports icon Leo Messi will be staged, following its highly successful world premiere in Barcelona last year. “Doha is the first city in the Middle East that we chose to play Messi10 because Qatar is a huge fan of Messi, and Qatar loves sports specially football, that’s why we’re here. Doha is the second city that we chose to stage this amazing show after Barcelona,” Dennis Pinero, publicist and spokesperson of Messi10 told The Peninsula.

Forty-seven artistes from 19 different countries will perform a total of 14 shows to be staged in 10 days from February 27 to March 7 in a show like no other.

“Messi10 is unique because it is the first Cirque du Soleil show that is combined with an actual sport. It is the only show about Messi, the best football player in the world today. It is also the only Cirque du Soleil production about a person who is still alive,” noted Pinero. He stressed that “the show is about having fun. It’s about Messi’s qualities and how he focuses on his fans.” …

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