Le Cirque de la Nuit: Arniko
Le Cirque de la Nuit presents Arniko - Feb 22. 2014
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

After a bit of a summer break the Le Cirque de la Nuit troupe are so very proud to bring you our third instalment in the ever growing Cirque de la Nuit experience!

Árňíko ( The Shadow ) kicks off in a brand new venue for us, with 2 fantastical floors of music and performers. With a massive list of djs, live musicians and incredible circus performers this is surely to be a most incredible night of mind bending atmosphere and visual stimulation.

Joining us all the way from across the globe, International master of blending beats, JK Soul will be here all the way from Slovania. As well, get ready for an incredible sensory adventure as Bass Caravan brings to the table a brand new music / performance experience with Bass Caravan & the Roving Company of Curiosities! With so many musical talents be sure to check out the full musical listings on the tab above.

We are also so very proud to bring you the largest collection of performers for us yet! With over 10 different performance groups ranging in talents from aerial acrobatics, contortion, hoop-lesque, flow-arts, belly dancing and so so so much more you know there is never going to be a dull moment!

As always, expect to be transported into a new world of visual extravagance and optical over stimulation. Because Le Cirque de la Nuit events are all about atmosphere and experience, you play an important part in making these events everything they can be. We encourage you to be creative and dress up the part. After all, how often do you get to run away with the circus for a night!

Be sure to go to our Cirque de la Nuit PHOTO BOOTH to get a complimentary photo taken by one of our talented troupe photographers! There will be a contest for best costume / photo with prizes from many of our sponsors.

This is an 18+ Licensed event. Photo ID will be required to gain entry. No exceptions.
Doors open at 9:00PM and close at 3:00AM.

Musical Performers
JK Soul - Slovania - Glitch Hop & Ghetto Funk
JK SOUL – FAT SOUND RECORDS / PALE SOUND RECORDS – GLITCH HOP / GHETTO FUNK – SLOVANIA

Solvanian producer and performer JK Soul join us for what is sure to be one hell of a musical experience. JK’s signature hip-hop beats and trip hop sounds blend seamlessly with his vast array of electronic influences. With a musical spectrum ranging clear across the board from trip hop, hip hop, turntabilism, funk, soul, jazz, dubstep, minimal, dnb and chillout lounge music.

After his first album release in 2009, “Dinner with the Beatz Vol 1” on Cold Busted, the Denver based record label, his sound broke out into the world scene . Rooted in the culture of hip hop and soul, JK’s unique approach of blending these influence with his own funky, jazzy fresh beats landed him on a US Tour with long time friend Gramatik and International acclaimed producer, Pretty Lights. The album took him to the top of the Beatport charts and soon after he was nominated for best chill out artist of 2011.

With 5 full length albums and 3 EP’s under his belt, it’s no surprise that JK’s sound is making waves across the globe. His latest full length release, Take Me Higher on Pale Sound records features 16 incredible tracks spanning a wide multitude of genres. The album teams up with the incredible vocalist Lala Pumpkin and her captivating voice mixed with the signature JK Soul sound is an experience truly worthy of the accolades it’s receiving.

 

Le Cirque de la Nuit couldn’t be prouder to be bringing this unsung talent to our stage for his Canadian debut. This is definitely going to be a set you won’t want to miss!

Bass Caravan & The Roving Company of Curiosities
BASS CARAVAN & THE ROVING COMPANY OF CURIOSITIES – LE CIRQUE DE LA NUIT

From the dark depths of the gypsy carnival, we present to you an experience unlike any other.

Jump on board as music maker, BASS CARAVAN spins a musical tale of unique Gyspy Funk, Carnival Breaks and Swinging Bass that will enthrall & entertain even the most discerning of crowds. With sets jumping across all genres and encompassing more than it’s fair share of “whomp” you can be sure that the mixture of organic traditional beats and electro based bump and grind will get your feet moving and your but shakin’!

Joined on stage by his ROVING COMPANY of CURIOSITIES, this eclectic group takes the musical experience and transforms it into a three dimensional, theatrical visualization. Just beware, once you open the door to the gypsies, there’s no telling where the night may take you!


A.Mantra & Mysterysa - Soul Deep - Live Music
A.MANTRA & MYSTERYSA – SOUL DEEP – LIVE MUSIC – CALGARY, AB.

A. Mantra and Mysterysa have been making music individually for decades, and have known each other just as long. Reconnecting in 2008 they started collaborating in music. After 3 years of recording they took a step back and took a 2 year break. Now back together they have honed their skills and changed their sound. Both with passions in the holistic field, their music has now taken on a deeper , more meaningful essence. A simple , to the point sound with strong vocals and a strong desire to make listeners “feel the music” ..rather than just” hear” it.

Mr. B - Nelson, BC. - Beeswax
MR. B – PK SOUND / SHAMBHALA MUSIC FESTIVAL – NELSON, BC.

MR.B’s soulfully eclectic taste makes him a connoisseur of good vibes. Whether its a downtown lounge gig, club event, or an outdoor festival his sets are rooted in old school DJ culture with a keen eye on the future. Notable openings for artists such as Slynk, Koan Sound, J-Boogie, Neighbour, The Funk Hunters, and Drumsound and Bassline Smith among others is a reflection of his diversity and range of sound.

With 5 Shambhala performances and dozens of other west coast festival gigs under his belt you can bet he’s been hard at work in the hive making some honey for everyone one of you to enjoy!

Isis Graham - House - Calgary, AB.
ISIS GRAHAM – THIRD CITY RECORDS / NuMOVEMENTS / GIRLS ON DECKS

Nu*Movement resident, Girls on Decks partner, vocalist & producer, Isis has seen the evolution of Calgary’s dance music scene through almost two decades, and now stands as one of the few people that can be truly regarded as a staple in Calgary House. Her longevity has filled her crate with the knowledge of multiple generations of House and now, in 2013, she’s poised to lead the charge into the next era.

From all of us at Cirque we couldn’t be happier to have this amazingly talented dj / producer back on our stage once again. Isis truly is one of Calgary’s foremost purveyors of quality house music.

Matt Caine - House - Calgary, AB.
MATT CAINE – MOONLIGHT / THIRD CITY RECORDS / FILTER MUSIC RECORDS / VIVID NORTH

Matt Caine has been a devoted music fan for as long as he can remember. With 10 years of DJ’ing under his belt, producing seemed like the logical progression for Matt. His tracks are grounded in house; which provide deep, soulful and funky sounds that will soothe any soul. Within the past year, Matt has had releases on Moonlight Records, Filter Music Records and has an upcoming release on Vivid North Recordings.

Matt continues to DJ and with his productions is becoming a recognized name in the house music scene. For three years, Matt played alongside local house hero Jon Delerious every Friday at The Bamboo Tiki Room but now heads up Habitat’s notorious house night, Nu*Movement alongside Miss Isis Graham.

With constant bookings and new tracks being released, Matt has a bright future ahead of him. Be sure to keep an out for Matt Caine. His name will become a household staple in the years to come.

JudgeMental - Calgary, AB.
JUDGEMENTAL – PK SOUND / CONNECT

Better known as Paul Who?(House) or The PRGM(VJ), PK Sound’s Paul Magnuson is using his latest alter ego to explore a teenage obsession with hip hop and funk, bridged with new and emerging production techniques. As a dj for over15 years, on three separate continents, Paul has held past residencies in both Australia and Sweden and he’s got a knack for delivering meticulously programmed, high caliber tunes. This dangerous combination provides a sonic experience that heads from all musical backgrounds will bounce to. In his own words, “come get loose“.

NASTY FABRIC – PK SOUND / COME CORRECT / AYNIB

In the late 1970’s two space pods mysteriously and simultaneously crash landed into an abandoned upholstery shop. A tremendous amount of heat was generated when the ships entered earth’s atmosphere, catalyzing a fusion reaction between the occupants of the crafts, some scraps of fabric, shag carpeting and a half eaten ham sandwich…germinating for years in heaps of outdated textiles, two life forms eventually emerged from the wreckage.

Surviving on a diet of vinyl records from a nearby manufacturing plant and communicating in a strange dialect of rhythmical tones and oscillating frequencies, the two finally grew strong enough… they began to forage for electronic components to assemble a transmitter that would allow them to contact their home world. Decades later, the intergalactic travelers began to accept their earthbound fate…..as no one would heed the call of their transmission. Having rested in isolation until their distress signal was mistaken for dance music by a transient group of Romanian circus performers, the two now travel the globe spreading their sonic messages with the hopes that they will one day return home.

Nasty Fabric is DJ’s Hush & Crooked Cuts

Reed Rock - Sexy Drum & Bass
REED ROCK – SEXY DRUM & BASS

Having played shows across the city for the past decade, Reed is certainly no newbie to the Calgary scene. As the former shop manager for Giant 45 his aptitude for style and sound flow seamlessly into his ever evolving musical repertoire. We couldn’t be more excited to have Reed join us on the decks.

DEANNE MATLEY – LIVE VOCALS – CALGARY, AB.

Raw emotion &Powerful lungs! Calgary vocalist, Deanne is known for her pure tone, sultry sound, and has that voice that “You could listen to all night long”. Performing straight from her heart, she invites her audience to embark on an emotional journey and permits herself to remain vulnerable so she can truly deliver a performance the audience can feel; causing people to be inspired.

Deanne’s incredible performance of Fever at Lunari alongside Cirque de la Nuit resident, Bass Caravan was a crowd favorite and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her back again to share her incredible voice with our audience!

CK Sax
CK SAX – LIVE SAXOPHONE – CALGARY, AB.

Creation of music and making art. Freedom of expression and freestylez. CK has been playing the Sax since the age of 14 when he saw a picture of a sax player and knew inherently that this was the instrument he wanted to play. Currently performing freestyle improvisation, records and composes with Dj’s from around the world and has been playin alto sax for over 20 years. He’s performed as a sax player alongside world renown house dj’s Tommy Largo, Johnny Fiasco, Halo Vargas, Eddie C, Sean Dimitrie and Timothy Fuller to name a few.

“Let’s all make a push toward the universal wavelength of love, unity, harmony peace and togetherness. Music is therapeutic. If I didn’t have music I wouldn’t be alive today.”

Jon Borromeo - Live Trumpet - Calgary, AB.
JON BORROMEO – LIVE TRUMPET – CALGARY, AB.

Jon Borromeo is an intrepid trumpet player from Calgary who has been involved with the local band and DJ scene since 1997. From the studio to the stage, Jon continues to contribute to the Calgary jazz, reggae, funk and blues scene; collaborating with local artists such as Jon Delerious, Joanna Borromeo, and Urban Divide.

Artistic Performers
MIHA DUV
AERIAL HOOP / CONTORTION / HOOPING

Creative expression through image and movement has been a passion of Mihaela’s for many years. After training for over a decade as a rhythmic gymnast, her passions moved from the competition carpet, to the stage. She rediscovered the joys of the hoop, and has been sharing her talents throughout the EDM scene for several years now. Mihaela is incredibly eager to be embarking on this new journey with Cirque Nuit.

From all of us at Cirque de la Nuit we couldn’t be more excited to share the incredible movement and talents that Mihaela embodies.

FABLE ENTERTAINMENT
PERFORMERS EXTRAORDINAIRE – EDMONTON, AB.

Fable is a highly imaginative group of performance artists, who have turned that focus into a unique entertainment experience. Bringing audiences everything from fire and glow flow arts, to dance and rhythmic gymnastics, Fable is a well-rounded entertainment company that brings imagination to life!

LA GOGUE
CARNIVAL DANCERS

The sultry ladies of La Gogue are no mystery to Calgary’s thriving electronic scene. Appearing at festivals, night clubs and special events all across Western Canada. ( including the Shambhala Music Festival this past year ) La Gogue has quickly become a top notch provider of sure fire entertainment. More than your average GoGo dancers, these performers are true visual artists with an abundance of passion and talent!

We’re are so very happy to have them back yet again for another fun filed extravaganza!

AT THE HIP BELLYDANCING
BELLYDANCE WITH A MODERN TWIST

Tayri has been bellydancing for about ten years in restaurants and stage shows in and around Calgary. She is the Creative Director of At the Hip – Bellydance with a Modern Twist, and can be seen performing with her dancers at various outdoor festivals including Freezer Burn, Burning Man, CEMF, and bellydances annual stage shows with Demonika’s Symphony of Horrors and the Kit & Kaboodle Circus.

At The Hip - Bellydance with a Modern Twist

FLOWMANCE – FLOW ARTS

Through expressive movement and a varied skill set in the flow arts Cassandra hopes to connect you with your unique dance, inspire you to let go and celebrate our collective freedom. Since 2009 she has been honing skills with props such as poi, folding fans and staff, performing and teaching wherever time and space allow. From all of us at Cirque we are excited to have Cassandra back yet again for another night of stellar performances!

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URSA MINOR
FLOW ARTS / HOOPING

“Blue haired Blaire Hammer aka UrsaMinor does not need anything extra, all she needs is her effortless flow and her hoops. She finesses hoops and fills any space with playfulness and charm. Watching Blairehoop is pure bliss.” – Hooping.org

Blaire Hammer a Calgary local is so excited to be apart of the next Cirque De La Nuit event.

GINGA SNAP
HOOPLESQUE

New to the burlesque scene, the fiery Ginga Snap combines the arts of hula hoop and burlesque. Although she’s fresh to burlesque she’s no stranger to the stage, Shes been spinning hoops for over 10 years and is ready to heat things up by taking a few things off. Come Sneak a peak at the Lovely Ginga Snap

LUNA
GYPSY DANCE – HOOPING

LUNA found hula hooping in April of 2013. Her flowy dance combined with acrobat poses and synchronized to music, makes it easy to visualize her connecting with her hoops on a spiritual level.

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HOOP TROOP
HOOP TRIO

Hoop Troop is the combined talents of Ashley Kieran, Melissa Kostiuck, and Abby Willett who bring together their love and passion for the creative expression of hooping. This dynamic performance group utilizes the art of hoop dance to entertain and have fun!

TONY ESTEVES
JUGGLING – ROVING ENTERTAINMENT

Tony Esteves is an Inspirational Facilitator who’s purpose is to inspire thousands of people around the world to reach for their full potential. He does this by facilitating play-based worships using juggling, Ping-Pong and improv theatre. Tony is also an international keynote speaker, performer, coach and entertainer.

Tickets & Location

Ticket prices are as follows:

Early Bird Tickets ( 100 ) are $25 | General Advance Tickets are $30 | $35 at the door

ADVANCED TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT!!!

There will be tickets available for purchase the night of the event at the door for $35. These will be semi-limited availability so make sure you arrive early to ensure entry. Thank you for all your support!

Location

ARNIKO is being held at a new location! 2 floors of incredible musical talent and cirque performers for your enjoyment. Join us Beyond the Big Top at 213 10th Avenue SW. Calgary, AB.

Doors open at 9PM till 3:00AM – 18+ ID REQUIRED



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