Monday, April 6, 2020
banner
Home /  Nation  /  Passengers enjoy spectacular preview performance of Messi 10 at HIA

Passengers enjoy spectacular preview performance of Messi 10 at HIA

Passengers enjoy spectacular preview performance of Messi 10 at HIA

Tribune News Network
DOHA
Passengers at Hamad International Airport (HIA) were treated to an exclusive, surprise preview performance of Cirque du Soleil’s latest production, Messi 10, which will open to the public in Qatar today, Thursday.
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 artistes 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.
The show tells the story of a young man with boundless ambition who overcomes all obstacles to become one of the greatest footballers of his time.
Cirque du Soleil has partnered with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) to bring Messi 10 to Qatar, with support from Qatar Airways as sponsor.
Organised in collaboration with Alchemy Project Entertainment, the show will run from February 27 to 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 to mark its Asian and Middle Eastern debut.
“At QNTC, we focus on creating compelling experiences and we understand the unique unifying power of sport as a complement to that. We look forward to the acrobatic telling of Messi’s inspiring story, which heralds a busy spring for residents and visitors to Doha.”
Abdulaziz al Mass, vice-president Corporate Communications and Marketing at HIA, said: “Being a gateway to the world, it is only fitting for us to showcase Qatar’s events to a wider audience within the terminal, while attracting them to visit the country and experience Qatar’s culture and essence.
“The airport transforms itself into an innovative space to appeal to the globally diverse audience passing through our terminal every day. We will continue our efforts in this direction and wish all our passengers enjoy the performances.”

Pages