Established in 2013, Le Cirque de la Nuit is a one of a kind modern circus and performing arts organization based out of Calgary, Alberta that specializes in the creation of innovative performance productions that provide unique, exciting and immersive entertainment experiences for audiences across Canada while providing a supportive, collaborative artistic platform for emerging and established local artists.
Bringing together all elements of the circus arts including choreography, theatrics, music, visual effects, custom decor/props, set design, makeup and costuming we are able to create multi-dimensional performance experiences that entice and envelope the senses!
Over the past 7 years we have produced over 25 unique Cirque Nuit performance productions as well as performed at a multitude of corporate events, night life events, fundraising events, conventions and festivals across Canada.
We take great pride in being a leader in our industry, not only as an advocate for our performing artists and the circus arts community as a whole here in Calgary and beyond, but by always providing exciting, alternative entertainment options for our audiences.
Cirque Nuit Arts Foundation (CNAF) is a non profit branch of LCDLN that is dedicated to providing an all-embracing platform for community, growth and employment to local artists working in or supporting the circus arts. CNAF will provide continuous performance opportunities and a supportive home-base for artists to grow their talents.
Like so many performance-based organizations LCDLN was heavily impacted by Covid-19 and went from having a strong 2020 year to reducing all operations significantly. For our own organization and industry we are unsure what the market for events and performance will be post pandemic, but even more evident, is the fear from our artists wondering if they will continue to have employment opportunities to perform and share their art.
We have always prided ourselves on being a leader within the circus arts community in Calgary and we know that our community needs us now more than ever to inspire hope for the future of our industry. This is where the mission for Cirque Nuit Arts Foundation (CNAF) was born.
CNAF will not only be dedicated to creating opportunities for the circus & performing arts communities to perform professionally in Canada, but will also provide programs for mentorship, growth and guidance to emerging and professional artists and help bridge the gap between training and public performance for emerging local artists.
At Le Cirque de la Nuit, we don’t just accept diversity — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our troupe members, our events, and our community at large here in Calgary and beyond.
Inclusion and Diversity are important to Le Cirque De La Nuit, and so employs artists, performers, staff and contributors from all walks of life regardless of their race, skin colour, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.
Le Cirque De La Nuit relies on this incredible diversity of its cast and crew to produce incredible shows, and as such will not tolerate discrimination against any troupe member, crew member, or attendee because of their race, skin colour, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and basis of disability or any other federal, provincial or local protected class.
At LCDLN, we don’t just accept diversity — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our troupe members, our events, and our community at large.
In the spirit of reconciliation, Le Cirque de la Nuit acknowledges that we live, work and create on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. They were the original occupants of this land and continue to be here to this day. LCDLN is grateful to have the opportunity to present in this territory.