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 arts community to perform professionally in Canada, but will also provide programs for mentorship, growth and guidance to emerging and professional circus artists and continue to build programs that help bridge the gap between training and public performance for emerging artists and collaborators.