Passengers at Hamad International Airport (HIA) were treated to an exclusive, surprise preview performance of Cirque du Soleil’s latest production – Messi 10 – Tuesday night, which opens to the public in Qatar today. Artistes performed two 10-minute freestyle shows, interacting with passengers at the airport’s iconic grand foyer.
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 Lionel Messi’s best plays, as well as exclusive images especially produced for the show.
Cirque du Soleil has partnered with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) to bring Messi 10 to Qatar, with support from Qatar Airways as a sponsor. Organised in collaboration with Alchemy Project Entertainment, the show will run until March 7 at Ali bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena. Messi 10 comes to Doha as part of a limited tour through Barcelona, Buenos Aires, and other Argentinian cities. Tickets are available on TIXBOX.QA, and are priced from QR295.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Salam Al Shawa, said: “We are thrilled to support Cirque du Soleil and QNTC to bring this incredible show to Doha. Messi 10 combines two of our passions in Qatar – art and sport – and from what we have seen at the preview performance at HIA today, visitors and residents in Doha are in for a real treat. It’s just one of many incredible events taking place in Qatar this spring.”
Chief Marketing Officer at Qatar National Tourism Council, Rashed Al Qurese, said: “Messi 10 is a celebration of a remarkable athlete, and QNTC is proud to bring Cirque du Soleil’s foray into football to Qatar. Completing a successful premiere run in Barcelona, the show lands in Doha tomorrow, marking its Asian and Middle Eastern debut”.
On the occasion, Abdulaziz Al Mass, Vice President Corporate Communications and Marketing at HIA, commented: “Passengers are at the heart of HIA and hence we were excited to offer them a sneak peek of the Cirque du Soleil performance at the terminal. We will continue our efforts in this direction and wish all our passengers enjoy the performances.”