Every year Clown Me in runs different kinds of workshops with Lebanese and International multidisciplinary trainers and artists: whether for theatre practitioners, clowns, artists, kids, teenagers and general public members, everybody gets the chance to experience something new and enjoyable and apply it on a personal and/or professional level.
“Creative ArTs for CHange” is a project implemented by Clown Me In and Clowns Without Borders Sweden over two years, from 2017-2019. It involves training 24 artists in social therapy, game therapy, clowning, improvisation, puppetry, expressive arts therapy, participatory art and acrobatics and take these disciplines to marginalized areas and people. The trained artists thus go to refugee camps and disadvantaged communities around the country to share what they have experienced with groups of teenagers and adults.
In 2017 we trained female artists to work with women and teenage girls. In 2018, pairs of female and male artists are going around Lebanon playing with people from different regions and backgrounds in Lebanon.
This project brings together 12 non-professional clowns (Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese) from diverse communities and different backgrounds in the 5 districts of Lebanon and gives them professional clown training in order to devise a street clown performance to tour around Lebanon and produce five 30s videos to be shared online. The performance and the five videos tackle issues social issues brought forward by the participants themselves, shedding light on some of these communities’ concerns.
This year’s show has just seen the light! With the involvement of International clowns and new artists we put together our new performance that started touring not long ago.
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