South Africa 2009

CWBSA has established successful links with Woza Moya and has followed their support by organising a show to be done in schools within the area. The shows held at its core the intentions to create joy, laughter and happiness. It also aimed to promote activities that inspire creativity and action. After a week of rehearsals, the creation of a 1 hour circus show including hilarious clowning, juggling, magic cigar boxes, tricky sticks, break dance, acrobatics and tumbling was choreographed to music which was used during the rural tour. Continue reading

India 2009 “Muskurahat”

CWB traveled to India in December 2009 to work and clown with children and adults affected by HIV/AIDS, street children and children with limited access to education from tribal areas in the state of Maharashtra. Continue reading

Colombia 2009

Colombia has seen as many as 3.8 million people driven from their homes by violence brought on by paramilitary and rebel forces battling for territorial control with the government resulting in Colombia ranking third in the world after Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo for the largest number of internally displaced people (IDPs). This year, Clowns Without Borders-USA will initiate a Project to meet the young people of these communities and other vulnerable children.
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Haiti August 2009

Situation: In August 2009, Clowns Without Borders returned to Haiti. This time CWB explored a new area and traveled north to the second largest city in the nation, Cap-Haitien. Partnering with Sonje Ayiti, CWB performers performed in rural areas for small groups of children, at orphanages, churches and community centers. During the second week of the project the group returned to familiar audiences in and around Port Au Prince, including four performances in the slums of Martissant and Cite Soleil. The volunteers also worked to strengthen relations and seek out the needs of the local youth organizations to lay the foundation for future projects. Continue reading

Indonesia 2009

Situation: Dan Roberts spent 2008 and 2009 launching Hidung Merah, (Red Nose Circus) in Indonesia. Hidung Merah uses circus arts to reach anak anak-jalanan (street children) and children living with poverty in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta.

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Sudan 2009

In May of this year, Clowns Without Borders traveled to Sudan to bring fun and laughter to children who have lived through war, poverty and displacement. Using contemporary clowns and circus performances and workshops, CWB taught children new skills and helped pull communities together in celebration. Continue reading

Washington, D.C., Inner City

On May 7th and 8th, 2009, Clowns Without Borders-USA initiated a mini project with Washington, D.C. inner city schools. The project was be led by Gwen, Elisa and Les, reuniting the trio from their last CWB collaboration in the 2008 Egypt Project.
Clowns: Gwen Rooker, Elisa Lane, Les Rivera, Project Manager: Bruce MacPhail, Partner Organization: STEP – Strategies to Elevate People Continue reading

Haiti March 2009

Still in awe of the harsh living conditions that most in Haiti live in, Deven’s accounts of our expedition to the poorest country in the western hemisphere attempts to capture some of the experience. Continue reading

Burma/Myanmar 2009

Situation: The purpose in bringing CWB to Burma is to bring all the laughter and smiles possible; in a positive atmosphere; and in a collaborative effort with Myanmar artists. This project was in response to communities affected by Cyclone Nargis in May 2008. Continue reading

All projects in 2009

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India 2009 “Muskurahat”

CWB traveled to India in December 2009 to work and clown with children and adults affected by HIV/AIDS, street children and children with limited access to education from tribal areas in the state of Maharashtra. Continue reading

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Colombia 2009

Colombia has seen as many as 3.8 million people driven from their homes by violence brought on by paramilitary and rebel forces battling for territorial control with the government resulting in Colombia ranking third in the world after Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo for the largest number of internally displaced people (IDPs). This year, Clowns Without Borders-USA will initiate a Project to meet the young people of these communities and other vulnerable children.
Continue reading

South Africa 2009

CWBSA has established successful links with Woza Moya and has followed their support by organising a show to be done in schools within the area. The shows held at its core the intentions to create joy, laughter and happiness. It also aimed to promote activities that inspire creativity and action. After a week of rehearsals, the creation of a 1 hour circus show including hilarious clowning, juggling, magic cigar boxes, tricky sticks, break dance, acrobatics and tumbling was choreographed to music which was used during the rural tour. Continue reading

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Haiti August 2009

Situation: In August 2009, Clowns Without Borders returned to Haiti. This time CWB explored a new area and traveled north to the second largest city in the nation, Cap-Haitien. Partnering with Sonje Ayiti, CWB performers performed in rural areas for small groups of children, at orphanages, churches and community centers. During the second week of the project the group returned to familiar audiences in and around Port Au Prince, including four performances in the slums of Martissant and Cite Soleil. The volunteers also worked to strengthen relations and seek out the needs of the local youth organizations to lay the foundation for future projects. Continue reading

Sudan 2009

In May of this year, Clowns Without Borders traveled to Sudan to bring fun and laughter to children who have lived through war, poverty and displacement. Using contemporary clowns and circus performances and workshops, CWB taught children new skills and helped pull communities together in celebration. Continue reading

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Washington, D.C., Inner City

On May 7th and 8th, 2009, Clowns Without Borders-USA initiated a mini project with Washington, D.C. inner city schools. The project was be led by Gwen, Elisa and Les, reuniting the trio from their last CWB collaboration in the 2008 Egypt Project.
Clowns: Gwen Rooker, Elisa Lane, Les Rivera, Project Manager: Bruce MacPhail, Partner Organization: STEP – Strategies to Elevate People Continue reading

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Haiti March 2009

Still in awe of the harsh living conditions that most in Haiti live in, Deven’s accounts of our expedition to the poorest country in the western hemisphere attempts to capture some of the experience. Continue reading

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Burma/Myanmar 2009

Situation: The purpose in bringing CWB to Burma is to bring all the laughter and smiles possible; in a positive atmosphere; and in a collaborative effort with Myanmar artists. This project was in response to communities affected by Cyclone Nargis in May 2008. Continue reading

Indonesia 2009

Situation: Dan Roberts spent 2008 and 2009 launching Hidung Merah, (Red Nose Circus) in Indonesia. Hidung Merah uses circus arts to reach anak anak-jalanan (street children) and children living with poverty in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta.

Continue reading