Light’s First LGBT Party, Exposure, Boasts Some Cirque Sizzle


In a city that loves skin, it’s only fitting that the latest party to grace the Strip be called Exposure. And this time it’s an event aimed at LGBT partiers, a special one-night-only fête January 19 at Light nightclub featuring the club’s Cirque du Soleil performers.

“There are more than 20 male performers—and a few females,” says Leu Strope, managing director for Cirque du Soleil’s Light shows. “We are going to have some male-centric performances for sure.” But, he adds that with an LGBT party such as this, “everybody is welcome.” Especially those looking to check out some brand-new performance elements from Cirque.

“Light nightclub is a laboratory for us to try different artistic and performance elements, so we have all new performances happening,” Strope says, including an apparatus combining the elements of aerial silks and a typical stripper pole. “It’ll be a fabric pole with anchors in the ground and in the air, that people can climb and use as a pole and as a silk.”

And while Grammy-nominated DJ/producer Dave Audé will be spinning any number of his nearly 100 dance-music chart-toppers, this night isn’t all about dancing and drinks.

“We’re transforming the room so that we have areas for live art to be performed,” Strope says. “Upstairs there will be photographs, live body-painting, fashion creations and things like that stationed around the club to not just have it be a nightclub, but also to have some art films in there. So it’s a very different experience this night. Hopefully people will take time to explore all of the places in the club.”

Presale tickets are available at for $30, or $50 at the door, and proceeds benefits the Human Rights Campaign, Aid for AIDS of Nevada, The Center and Golden Rainbow.