“We take great pride in being a leader in our industry and an advocate for our artists and the circus arts community as a whole here in Alberta and all of Western Canada.”

• ABOUT LE CIRQUE DE LA NUIT •

 

Established in 2013, Le Cirque de la Nuit is Western Canada’s leading Circus and performing arts organization based in Calgary, Alberta. Specializing in innovative performance productions that provide unique, exciting and immersive entertainment experiences for audiences while providing a supportive, collaborative artistic platform for emerging and established artists across Western Canada.

We create multi-dimensional performance experiences that entice and envelope the senses by merging the Circus arts with all elements of the performing arts, including choreography, theatrics, music, visual & special effects, set design, custom decor/props, makeup, and costuming.

Over the past seven years, we have produced over 25 unique Cirque Nuit performance productions and performed at numerous corporate events, fundraising events, nightlife events, conventions and festivals across Canada.

 

We take great pride in being a leader in our industry, as an advocate for our performing artists and the circus arts community as a whole here in Alberta and throughout Western Canada while always providing unique, alternative entertainment options for our audiences.

• CIRQUE NUIT ARTS FOUNDATION •

Cirque Nuit Arts Foundation (CNAF) is a non-profit branch of LCDLN 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.

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Cirque Nuit Arts Foundation (CNAF) is a non-profit branch of LCDLN 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 in 2020, reducing all operations significantly, leaving us uncertain what the market for events and performance opportunities will be moving forward. Even more evident now is the overwhelming fear that our artists will have enough employment opportunities to continue on their path in the Circus Arts moving forward. As a leader in the Circus arts community, we realize now more than ever we need to inspire hope and stability for the future of our industry. This realization is where the mission for Cirque Nuit Arts Foundation was born.

CNAF will dedicate all efforts to creating continuous performance opportunities for the Circus Arts communities in Western Canada. We will also be committed to providing support, mentorship and guidance to emerging artists by bridging the gap between training and public performance, creating a pathway for these artists to grow professionally. 

• INCLUSION & DIVERSITY•

We don’t just accept diversity — we celebrate it, we support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our artists, troupe members, performances, and the community at large here in Western Canada and beyond.

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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. Le Cirque de la Nuit is grateful to have the opportunity to present in this territory.

Inclusion and Diversity are essential to Le Cirque De La Nuit. They employ artists, performers, staff and contributors from all walks of life regardless of 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 excellent 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.