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Whore of Babylon, photo by Marc André-Goulet

For the second year in a row, in conjunction with NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Circus Now is proud to host “Circus Now: International Contemporary Circus Exposure 2016” (CN-ICE), a showcase of US and international circus artistry, from January 14-16th, 2016.

For three nights, six internationally-recognized circus companies will perform excerpts of their full-length works to an audience of theater presenters and producers, and the New York City public. Such showcases are common for dance, theater, and music shows at performing arts conferences, including APAP, and are critical opportunities for artists to be seen by influential producers and agents. CN-ICE will mark time that circus artists can shine in front of such an important audience.

Members of Acrobatic Conundrum rehearsing, photo by Carey Cramer

Members of Acrobatic Conundrum rehearsing, photo by Carey Cramer

We are pleased to have 2 American companies in this year’s line up! The CN Community Choice winner, Aloft Circus Arts (Chicago) and Acrobatic Conundrum (Seattle). Check out NYU Skirball for more information about the show and to purchase ticketsFor 25% off, please use our PROMO CODE: CN5 


Acrobatic Conundrum (Seattle, USA)
Company Oktobre (France)


Andréane LeClerc/Nadère Arts Vivants (Canada)
Barely Methodical Troupe (England)
Water on Mars (Sweden)


Aloft Circus Arts (Chicago, USA)
Barely Methodical Troupe (England)
Water on Mars (Sweden)

Barely Methodical Troupe

Barely Methodical Troupe

Don’t miss the FREE PANEL DISCUSSION before Friday’s showRSVP here.

Kimmel Center for University Life, Room 909
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

NYU Skirball Center presents a panel discussion given by scholars and experts in the field of contemporary circus. Join us as they share their unique perspective on the importance and challenges of presenting contemporary circus today, the training and mental preparation that goes into this type of artistry, and current trends in the field of circus research.

Panelists: Alisan Funk (moderator), Dr. Louis Patrick Leroux, Charles R. Batson, Bryan D. Burnstein, Caitlan Maggs

While in at NYU Skirball, please also enjoy the Legendary Costume Designers Exhibit by Ringling Brothers.

566 LaGuardia Place
December 22–January 18

NYU Skirball Center partnered with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey to present a circus-themed costume exhibit featuring Ringling Bros. circus costumes designed by: Gregg Barnes (Tony Award, Follies, The Drowsy Chaperone), Susan Hilferty (Tony Award, Wicked), and Eduardo Sicangco (Broadway Bares, The Harlem Nutcracker).

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to our sponsors:

Aerial Arts NYC
Big Sky Works
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Trapeze School NYC