Clowning Through the Revolution!

What a time to be a clown! We’ve been trying really hard to keep up with our politicians since October 17th, but they’re really proving to be the ultimate competition. 

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Photo by Nadim Kamel during the Clown Walk

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Photo by Jocelyn Daoud

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Due to the circumstances, we took a short break between October and November to be on the streets with everyone else, marching in the protests and performing for people in the streets (it’s what we do best, after all!), as well as helping keep the human chain in line! 

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We also gave a free workshop, led by Giovanni Fusetti, which was open to any caring citizen wishing to explore the connection between the theatre and political, social and environmental action, both on an intellectual level and in an experimental, playful way. The workshop was a great success, and the number of people wanting to sign up made us realise how much we can do to help, in our own way! We’ll be utilising our new space over the course of the new year to host free, monthly, open workshops and other sessions to help people deal with the stress of the current situation, so keep an eye out on our social media channels to find out when they’ll be happening!

 

Trash Lebanese Politicians

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Here we are, two and half months post garbage crisis and nothing has changed. Except of course the piles of garbage that are at least 2m long now, the smell of sewage and garbage that is duplicating with every breeze and the new kinds of respiratory and skin diseases that are doing the tour of the country, visiting every house and every school. 
With my group Clown Me In, we decided to shift our clown attacks to a more specified ones about this garbage situation. We’ve joined the street movement and we posted some clown video actions on Facebook. 
We filmed them in half a day and edited them really quickly. They’re less than 1min long each and carry all the anger and absurdity of the situation – 
They are a clown reaction to an absurd situation!!!!!!
To our surprise the videos went viral and got more than 90K views. Probably because their timing and cause were both very relevant to Lebanon. 
I just uploaded them on You Tube so one can watch them in higher res than on FB
Lebanon as not seen on TV 
 كنوز لبنان – Treasures of Lebanon
بموت بلبنان – I’d die for Lebanon