Chiapas 2008

Nick Trotter writes from Chiapas, Mexico where he joined Rudi Galindo on a Clowns Without Borders project in January 2008. Continue reading

Cambodia & Thailand 2008

This is a project to bring clowning to disadvantaged children in Thailand and Cambodia. It is spearheaded by Anna Zastrow (Loka Humana) in collaboration with Jerry Snell (CIRCUS ACTION INTERNATIONAL) and in association with BOND STREET THEATRE and CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS. Through clown play, the kids will have the opportunity to exercise their self-expression, spontaneity and imagination, building their self-esteem and sense of possibility & accomplishment. Continue reading

Cairo 2008

Project Egypt visited Cairo, Egypt for the fourth year in a row. The majority of the children we saw were refugees from Sudan living in inner-city Cairo. Some other groups we visited were Egyptian orphans, street kids, children with cancer or developmental disabilities and refugees from Iraq, Palestine, Eritrea and other counties. Continue reading

Indonesia 2008

This project is the initial phase of a multi-year expedition in Indonesia where the circus arts will be used to empower and provide relief to those living in Indonesia and who have suffered as a result of numerous catastrophic natural disasters. Continue reading

Guatemala 2008

In fourteen days we did 18 shows plus two workshops and entertained almost 5000 children!
This was a follow-up to our trip to the same region in 2006 when we toured communities that had been devastated by Hurricane Stan, killing over 1000 people and cutting off nearly every road in the country. The highlands of western Guatemala are heavily populated by Indigenous Mayan people, most of whom live in extreme poverty. The area is also plagued by a high level of violence left over from a genocidal war waged by the Guatemalan military (with US support) from the 1970’s through the early 1990’s. Continue reading

All projects in 2008

Cambodia & Thailand 2008

This is a project to bring clowning to disadvantaged children in Thailand and Cambodia. It is spearheaded by Anna Zastrow (Loka Humana) in collaboration with Jerry Snell (CIRCUS ACTION INTERNATIONAL) and in association with BOND STREET THEATRE and CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS. Through clown play, the kids will have the opportunity to exercise their self-expression, spontaneity and imagination, building their self-esteem and sense of possibility & accomplishment. Continue reading

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Cairo 2008

Project Egypt visited Cairo, Egypt for the fourth year in a row. The majority of the children we saw were refugees from Sudan living in inner-city Cairo. Some other groups we visited were Egyptian orphans, street kids, children with cancer or developmental disabilities and refugees from Iraq, Palestine, Eritrea and other counties. Continue reading

Indonesia 2008

This project is the initial phase of a multi-year expedition in Indonesia where the circus arts will be used to empower and provide relief to those living in Indonesia and who have suffered as a result of numerous catastrophic natural disasters. Continue reading

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Guatemala 2008

In fourteen days we did 18 shows plus two workshops and entertained almost 5000 children!
This was a follow-up to our trip to the same region in 2006 when we toured communities that had been devastated by Hurricane Stan, killing over 1000 people and cutting off nearly every road in the country. The highlands of western Guatemala are heavily populated by Indigenous Mayan people, most of whom live in extreme poverty. The area is also plagued by a high level of violence left over from a genocidal war waged by the Guatemalan military (with US support) from the 1970’s through the early 1990’s. Continue reading

Chiapas 2008

Nick Trotter writes from Chiapas, Mexico where he joined Rudi Galindo on a Clowns Without Borders project in January 2008. Continue reading