The show artistically translates the values and secrets of the success of the Argentine player
This noon, Cirque du Soleil has shared the first images of the creation of his new show, Messi10, which is inspired by the football player Leo Messi. For the first time this circus company is set in the world of sport to create a show, and in addition, the world premiere of Messi10 by Cirque du Soleil will be held in our country, next October 10, at the Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona.
The location has been specially chosen by the company to simulate a large soccer field, with its stands, its playing field and large screens, on which videos, texts and unpublished images of the player will be screened.
But why Messi? As explained by Sean McKeown, director of creation, “Messi is being a source of inspiration for everyone, but not only because he is a teacher who shares skills such as speed, strength or vision with the circus artists; but because, in addition, he is a humble, familiar and very human type, who has the support and admiration of many people. ” However, the director himself wanted to point out that “we are not explaining the history of his life, but the secrets of his success.”
A great team of directors, artists, choreographers, among many others, have been working for months to open the show on October 10 – until November 10 -, thus lasting a fair month. The show is divided into two parts of 45 minutes each, where each of the 46 participating artists will explain, one by one, the soccer player’s skills. Although football will be the main protagonist, the company has not wanted to leave the classic circus band, so they have added traditional track numbers: trapeze artists, trampoline jumpers or balancers.