The inaugural American circus awards will begin at 8 PM in the Big Apple Circus Big Top in the Lincoln Center plaza. They will honor several artists and organizations that have "revolutionized the circus arts landscape in America, while spotlighting the thriving state of the circus arts in America and New York City."
The Evolving Circus Award will be presented to Snider (7 doigts de la main, Pippin) with the Elevating Circus Award going to Philipe Petit (Man on Wire) and the Community Impact Award going to the Big Apple Circus.
The evening will feature performances from cast members of Pippin, the Ricochet Project and the Anastasini brothers. The celebration will be directed by West Hyler and will be followed by a reception in the Big Apple Circus rotunda on Lincoln Center.
The Evolving Circus Award is given annually to an "individual whose personal and/or professional contributions have made a significant and permanent impact on the circus field in America, with specific consideration of how the recipient's work has influenced the perception of the circus arts by the American public and the arts and entertainment industry."
The award will be given to Snider on the day of Pippin's final Broadway performance.
For more information and tickets, visit CircusNow.org/Celebrate.