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Cirque du Soleil's 'Messi10': Mesmerizing Soccer Icon Tribute

 Cirque du Soleil's 'Messi10': Mesmerizing Soccer Icon Tribute

Cirque du Soleil's 'Messi10': Mesmerizing Soccer Icon Tribute
Antonella Roccuzzo and Lionel Messi pose on the red carpet during the premiere of 'Messi 10' by Cirque du Soleil on October 10, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain(Image-Getty) 

Cirque du Soleil unveiled a captivating performance in Buenos Aires this week, skillfully blending soccer artistry and a harmonious musical backdrop intertwined with exuberant television commentary. This show, aptly titled "Messi10" in homage to the iconic jersey number donned by the beloved Argentine football legend Lionel Messi, is a jubilant celebration of his unparalleled talent.

"Messi10" serves as a portal for the audience to relive the intense emotions stirred by Argentina's triumphant World Cup victory in Qatar the previous year, a triumph largely attributed to the magical finesse of their revered captain.

Diego Saenz, the producer of the show, enthused, "He is akin to a modern-day superhero. The Argentine national team jersey, adorned with Messi's iconic number 10, is akin to Superman's legendary cape." During a rehearsal for the performance, Saenz spoke passionately about the profound impact Messi has had on his homeland.

This remarkable production, brought to life by the renowned Canadian circus company Cirque du Soleil, was undertaken with the gracious approval and active involvement of Lionel Messi himself. He lent his creative insights to various aspects of the show, including the selection of music and the incorporation of key moments from his life, particularly those highlighting his family.

The grandeur of "Messi10" extends beyond Argentina's borders, as it is poised to embark on a captivating tour throughout Latin America in the upcoming year, culminating, perhaps fittingly, in the vibrant city of Miami. This remarkable spectacle promises to resonate not only with football enthusiasts but also with anyone who appreciates the fusion of art, athleticism, and the indomitable spirit of a sporting legend.

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