Cirque du Soleil and Lionel Messi

Messi 10 by Cirque du Soleil tells the story of a young man with the tireless ambition to overcome any obstacle to become the best “number 10” in the world. …

A cast of 46 artists will guide the audience and fans on a breathtaking 90’ minute adrenaline rush that combines a dazzling physical performance with an unthinkable poetic surprise, and a vibrant soundtrack as a backdrop.

The show Première will take place at Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona on October 10th, 2019, being the only city in Spain where it will be presented.

Later a world tour will begin in 2020.

messicirque.com/en

Click PLAY or watch a teaser on YouTube.

Acrobats in Kenya

Veronique Sprenger spent 10 weeks training with this troupe in a slum called Kangemi in Nairobi.

She’s doing a Masters in International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam on these athletes.

Watch all the way through. It’s impressive what they’ve accomplished with very little equipment. Tumbling on hard wood floor, for example.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

André Simard to the Order of Canada

A former Men’s National Coach has been honoured by his nation.

André ​Simard of Saint-Agathe-des-Monts, Que., who has worked with Cirque du Soleil since 1987, is being appointed a member “for his expertise in choreographing spectacular acrobatic and aerial acts for the circus arts, both in Canada and on the world stage.”

Simard was also a three-time Canadian men’s all around gymnastic champion who represented Canada at the Munich Olympics before moving into a training role for young gymnasts.

“All my life, I have given the best of myself unconditionally to my athletes, student artists and employers. I am very proud of that,” he said in a statement.

“I would especially like to thank Jean Paul Marcil and Richard Montpetit, who guided me throughout my career as a gymnast, and all those who have accompanied me along the many paths my life has taken. ”

CBC

Thanks Jim.