Le Cirque de la Nuit: Mécanique
Mecanique Poster
Friday October 17th, 2014

Le Cirque de la Nuit is incredibly proud to present the fourth installment in our ever expanding world of exhilarating and unique nightlife events. Join us October 17th as we invite you into the twisted world that is MÉCANIQUE!

We couldn’t be more excited with the intense lineup that we’ve put together including the one and only live funk band experience that is FREAK MOTIF. All the way from Vancouver we have both the extremely talented performance group, OMNIKA IN MOTION as well as the up-and-coming rising star, MICHAEL FRASER!

After an incredible live performance at the notorious Shambhala Music Festival this summer, we couldn’t be anymore excited to unleash a brand new BASS CARAVAN & THE ROVING COMPANY OF CURIOSITIES performance! As always we also have the ever so talented Edmonton group, FABLE Entertainment and a whole cast of other amazing personalities to make your evening the most magical and awe inspiring experience we could conjure up!

MÉCANIQUE takes place in a BRAND NEW VENUE for us, Calgary’s massive nightclub, The ROADHOUSE. This stunning, single room space will become the backdrop to what truly will be our largest and most spectacular atmospheric transformation to date!!!

As always 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.

Freak Motif

From upbeat, in-the-pocket grooves to soulful funk licks you can get down to, FREAK MOTIF is out to make you sweat. They are an 8-piece dance party who love to improvise and feature guests – everything from emcees, bboys to harp players and graffiti artists.

They’ve played over 90 shows together and toured across Alberta and BC. Every show is different, with the audience inspiring the Freaks to create their unique hypnotic grooves live. Highlights include the 2013 Victoria Ska Festival, Astral Harvest Music Festival, and opening the 2010 and 2011 Calgary Improv Festival.

We couldn’t be more excited to bring Freak Motif back to our stage after their explosive set at Le Cirque de la Nuit’s Kintala show. Get ready to be funkdified!!!

Michael Fraser

Michael Fraser, award-winning musician, seamlessly blends gypsy jazz and ethnic violin styles with House, Electro-Swing, Gypsitech and Global Bass. As a producer, he incorporates these genres into dance mixes and soundtracks. On stage, he charms audiences across North America and Europe with his energetic livePA show.

Michael has toured internationally, with recent highlights including Denmark’s Aarhus Jazz Festival, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Shambhala Electronic Music Festival.

“Michael’s gypsy violin DJ set at Shambhala’s Amphitheater Stage, had the crowd going wild. His fiddle riffs and jump kicks set the stage for the circus of Electro-Swing performers that followed” -Byron Whitlaw, Amphitheater Stage Manager at Shambhala Electronic Music Festival

Get ready for an incredible show Calgary, we couldn’t be more excited to have this incredible musician at MÉCANIQUE!

Bass Caravan & The Roving Company of Curiosities

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!

After an incredible show at this years Shambhala Music Festival to a packed audience in the Village, we are shaking with excitement as we bring to you another stellar cirque spectacular!!! This is a set you will definitely NOT want to miss!

The DIrty Gramophones

The Dirty Gramophones have been creating expressive spaces and engrossing experiences around Calgary and Western Canada since 2012. As contributing members of Electro Swing Club Canada, all seven core members spent two years bringing together artists and musicians from any number of disciplines: circus, trumpet, burlesque, swing dance, and performance art were all fair game.

This broad approach led to unique, diverse events at unique venues around Calgary. Local merchants such as Springbank Cheese Company, Village Brewery and the BassBus have joined the innumerable entertainers and musicians to grace places like The AREA, Local 522, the Village Brewery’s Community Arts Space, and The New Distillery.

If you’re craving an experience encompassing the full range of dance, art and performance, look no further than The Dirty Gramophones.

Adam All Day

Adam’s journey as a DJ/Producer starting in 2008 when he moved to Calgary from quiet Prince Edward Island. There he found himself surrounded by opportunities not only to learn, but to immerse himself into dance culture. Attending weekly events, he met Stirling Donnely at a house party in 2010 and the two formed the drum and bass duo “Carbon Copy”. Working with 403DNB, the two made their mark in the western Canadian DNB scene opening for acts such as Dub Phizix, Icicle and SpectraSoul. During this time Adam made numerous bass tracks under the Carbon Copy moniker, but was always working to expand his repertoire and was finding himself more and more drawn to 4/4 music. In 2014, Adam left Carbon Copy and rebranding himself as “Adam All Day”. His current repertoire spans multiple genres and tempos but centres around house and garage. His debut release is set to drop on Substation Recordings in late Autumn of 2014.

Omnika In Motion

Omnika liberates imaginations with bizarre theatrics and the infinite exploration of movement. Fusing inspiration from worlds ancient and new, they invite the crowd to journey with them to a place where certainty and fantasy dance together.

omnika1120Omnika is a consensus-based performance collective born out of rainy Vancouver, B.C. Founded in the winter months with plenty of time to devote to their art, they spent their days forming what has become a unique blend of theatrics, costume and prop manipulation, dance, and circus arts

Omnika’s diverse elements are inclusive of belly dance, breakdance, jazz, ballet, popping, locking, hip-hop, contemporary, ballroom, Argentine tango, flamenco, acrobatics, theatre, and aerials.

From all of us a Cirque we couldn’t be more excited to have Omnika join us for what is sure to be an absolutely amazing evening of festivities!

Fable Entertainment

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!

Justin Dale

Born in Calgary only 20 years ago, Justin has been performing since he figured out that backflips are better then math class. Justin performed in Firestorm in 2011, and spent three years studying at the National Circus School in Montreal. Now graduated, he works for Cirque du Soleil. Justin is thrilled to be working with the groovalicious Bass Caravan, and hopes you enjoy the show.

Mihaela Duv

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! After her stunning performance with Bass Caravan & the Roving Company of Curiosities at this years Shambhala Music Festival you be assured that this performance will be nothing short of spectacular!


Laura is a performer of physical theatre and acrobatics. She trains, performs and teaches in various cities throughout North America. Laura specializes in trapeze, handstands, partner acrobatics and stilts, and continues to train aerial fabric, vertical rope, and lyra. She can be seen upside down in many studios including The Calgary Circus Studio and The Flip Factory in Calgary, Alberta, The New England Centre for Circus Arts in Vermont, Circus Warehouse in NYC, Big Sky Works and The Ruby Streak Studio in Brooklyn and Atlantic Cirque in Halifax, NS. Laura trained and performed with the Brooklyn based acrobatic dance company, LAVA from 2009-2011. While with LAVA, Laura performed in Loving & Daring and Encyclopedia. Laura has performed aerial and acrobatic acts as a soloist and in a group in various cities throughout North America.

Laura performed in and was a founding member of the Ottawa theatre company, The Ottawa Stilt Union, under the direction of Laura Astwood. Laura trained and performed with the Ottawa Stilt Union for three years, performing in three shows; Beowulf, This is a Very Old Story and The Girl who was Eaten by the Dark. She was a guest artist in Kleo’s Wake and A la Recherche des Escargot/Searching for Snails. Laura has done stilt performances across Canada, with the company and as a solo artist.

Laura’s unique experience as a stilt performer and an acrobat makes her wonder if life is always better either 9 feet tall or upside down.

La Gogue

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!


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. It’s been a whirlwind year for Luna with an epic performance this summer at Shambhala alongside Bass Caravan & the Roving Company of Curiosities as well as a feature in The Music Box, a theatrical performance in Edmonton, AB by Fable Entertainment and Cirque de la Nuit.

We couldn’t be more honored to have Luna back again to stun you with her incredible talents and sure fire charisma!


Ticket prices are as follows:

Early Bird Tickets ( SOLD OUT ) | General Advance Tickets ( SOLD OUT ) | Limited tickets at the door for $45!

The UnCommons: 1325 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T2 – (587) 353-9337 ( Inglewood )

Blame Betty: 829 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7 – (403) 670-9110 ( Central )

This event has a very strict capacity and we will NOT be oversold. Ensure that you purchase your tickets in advance as all 3 of our past events have been 100% SOLD OUT


The Roadhouse CalgaryMÉCANIQUE is being held at a brand new location for us! The ROADHOUSE

The Roadhouse has been a long standing staple in the Calgary nightlife community with over 12 years in the industry. With a full capacity of about 800 patrons you can rest assured that your Cirque de la Nuit troupe has some incredible plans for this massive open concept party environment!

The Roadhouse – 840 9th Avenue SW. Calgary, AB. – Doors open at 9PM – 18+ ID REQUIRED