International Circus Awards Ceremony

Contemporary Circus & Immersive Arts Center

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The Contemporary Circus & Immersive Arts Center (CCIAC) is proud to present the International Circus Awards!

Digital Ceremony:

October 9th, 2021 at 3 pm EST


Free; Streaming Access is free. Suggested donation of $5.

About the Ceremony:

The hour-long inaugural ceremony will celebrate this year's nominees and winners and will include guest presenters joining virtually. 

About the Awards:

In the vein of the Academy Awards® comes the International Circus Awards, the only one of its kind where companies, artists, and circus producers from around the globe will have their shows recognized for their outstanding achievements. Beginning in July 2021, a committee of more than 30 voting members from 15 different countries began adjudicating 60 full-length circus shows submitted from 21 countries. The committee has nominated and voted to award achievements in 8 categories including:

  • Outstanding Production 
  • Outstanding Digital Production 
  • Outstanding Performance by an Artist
  • Outstanding Achievement in Circography
  • Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy 
  • Outstanding Achievement in Design
  • Outstanding Emerging Company 
  • Community Impact Award

The awards will also honor two special awards including:

  • CircusTalk Critics Choice Award
  • Audience Choice Award 

Please review before purchase:

  • All sales are final, no refunds will be given.  
  • The event will premiere on October 9, 2021, at 3 pm EST and will be available for 24 hours thereafter.
  • One ticket grants access to one stream. Once the patron has accessed the stream once they will not be able to use the same link again.


About the CCIAC: 

The mission of the Contemporary Circus and Immersive Arts Center (CCIAC) is to promote, produce and present contemporary circus and other immersive arts; embracing the unique challenge of bridging the divide between this awe-inspiring art form and American audiences with generally less exposure to this world.

Founded in 2019 by Aaron Marquise, a graduate of Montréal's École Nationale de Cirque, The vision of the CCIAC is to transform Troy, NY into a US hub for contemporary circus by producing and presenting quality performances locally, nationally, and internationally. Through indoor and outdoor programming, the CCIAC strives to educate the community on the impact that circus can have as an art form.

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