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Deep in the basement of New York’s Paramount Hotel is a mythical place, closed to the public for several decades: The Diamond Horseshoe. Reopened on New Year’s Eve 2013, the legendary supperclub is now home to Queen of the Night, an immersive theatre experience, with circus elements directed by 7 doigts co-founder Shana Carroll. The show is a fusion of performance, music, circus, cuisine, and design that welcomes the audience into a wholly interactive entertainment experience. Gala attire suggested!

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Note that due to alcohol restrictions, The Diamond Horseshoe can only accept spectators age 21+.

The Artists
  • Emilie Desvergne

    Emily trained at the professional circus school Bathazar (France), and specialized in aerials. (Trapeze, tissu and aerial rope).
    She worked with different companies. Street Company Entr’Act (France), Cirque Starlight (Switzerland), Les 7 doigts de la main (Canada). She even created her own company, “Lés DésAxés” with Julien Silliau, and a first show intitlled"A corps perdus".

  • Maude Parent

  • Mason Ames

    Mason moved to Montreal from New Hampshire to train at the National Circus School, specializing in hand to hand. Previous credits include: Cirque Eloize’ s iD, Cirque du Soleil’s Viva Elvis, Circus Smirkus and other productions of 7 Fingers, notably joining them for their participation in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Most recently, Mason spent over a year performing in the Off-Broadway production of Traces and just completed a four month European tour.

  • Valérie Benoit-Charbonneau

    Valérie trained for seven years at Montreal’s National Circus School, specializing in hand to hand and banquine. Previous credits: Eclipse in Shawinigan, Quebec, during two summers while training at the National Circus School; Cirque Eloize’s iD (Korean production); Cirque du Soleil’s Viva Elvis. Valérie also performed in Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and more recently, in the Off-Broadway production of Traces as well as in the four month European tour.

  • Raphael Cruz

    At a Young age Raphael started training in the arts of Chinese Acrobatics with Master trainer Lu Yi at the San Francisco Circus Center. He continued his training at Montreal’s National Circus School, where he graduated in 2005 at age 19. He participated in the creation of Les 7 doigts de la main’s Traces, and Le Murmure du Coquelicot and in a vast number of special events. Raphael also studied music extensively and plays several instruments, which helped him land roles such as Buster in Cirque du Soleil’s production of Iris (2012) in Los Angeles.

  • Diego Rodarte-Amor

    Since 2012, Diego and his partner Anne-Marie perform with Les 7 dogts de la main (Traces, Amuse).
    Born and raised in Mexico City, Diego began a brief life as a university student before devoting himself to his real passion: circus. He trained with the Cirko de Mente in Mexico, the National Circus School of Cuba, and then headed to the National Circus School of Montreal. It was even further north, however—in the Circus School of Quebec City—where he met his future hand to hand partner, Anne-Marie. The two acrobats created a duo and went on to perform with shows Eclyps, Omaterra, and more.

  • Julien Silliau

    Julien spent much of his childhood at his mother’s circus school before entering the École de cirque Balthazar in Montpellier then the École Nationale des Arts du Cirque de Rosny-sous-Bois, both in France. During this training he acquired great versatility as both juggler and acrobat, and performed in several events in association with the Acrobacirque circus school, École Nationale de Cirque de France, Festival du Cirque de Demain in Paris. He has also performed in Tunisia and Argentina and was part of a circus company of street performers. Upon enrolling in the National Circus School in Montreal he majored in the German wheel, not only making the discipline his own but bringing a new dynamic to it.

  • Olaf Triebel

    Interested in everything that happens on stage, 10-year-old Olaf joined the youth circus “Quamboni” in his hometown of Hagen, Germany. During his time there he performed a variety of acts, from juggling while walking on a barrel, to sword dancing, to hand to hand, aerial hoop, hula hoop, and flying trapeze. After attending university for a mere three days to study geography and sociology, his circus addiction took hold of him and he decided to move to Canada to study hand balancing at the National Circus School of Montreal. Olaf has since been touring the world, performing with Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, Roncalli’s Apollo Variete, Palazzo Colombino, and Spiegelworld’s Absinthe, as well as with several previous productions with Les 7 doigts de la main, including LOFT, TRACES and PSY.

  • Xia Zhengqi

    Daqi, was born in Anshan, China. At age six he joined the ShenyangAcrobatic Troupe. Daqi won the gold medal at the fourth National Acrobatic Competition in China, toured U.S. and Mexico with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and
    was 2001/2005 gold medalist at the Festival Cirque de Demain. From 2006-2010 Daqi performed in Cirque Du Soleil’s Dralion and from 2011 to 2013 on Traces (Les 7 doigts de la main)

“Divine Decadence.”

Time Out New York

“New Yorks Hottest Nightlife Event.”

New York

“A Memorable and Singular Good Time.”

Vanity Fair

“Queen Of The Night is not just a show or a show with a meal. It’s a whole night! A night you’ll never forget!”

Perez Hilton

“The gripping production fused loud rock, electronic and hip-hop music with circus, cabaret and modern dance elements and Thom Browne-designed costumes.”

The Wall Street Journal

“The immersive, wild “Queen” show included a writhing naked woman, eyedroppers of olive juice squirted into guests’ mouths, an arty torture chamber, acrobats hanging from the ceiling, and a menu including whole pigs and lobsters served in bird cages.”

New York Post