We always talk about how good it is to stay positive, to say "YES" , to open up and accept to play with the other...
this time of the year, i fully experienced it...
I was with Al Jana performing in Tripoli
5 Spanish guys approached us and said that they were from the Clowns Without Borders PSF team and would like to perform for the kids...
30 min later...
we couldn't stop laughing... amazed by their world of surprises, their great live music, circus techniques, positive energy etc etc etc
such a colorful day ... that ended with their suggestion... that i play with them in the next shows around Lebanon...
and 2 days later... we started really experiencing the power of saying"yes" ...
i joined them in different performances in Beirut and the South and ...
from now on... we will keep playing together around the world!!!!
Mabsutin Fikun :)
lots lots lots of love
One last thank you, would be for Diego Ibarra the photographer who was all the time present taking photos and videos ( obviously not these ones on my blog- you can check his blog by clicking on his name) and David Guerrero who was the guide, the photographer and briefly the too good to be true person :)
You may call it a coincidence
You may call it a good luck
still.... i would surely call it...
The YES effect
On the 16th of March 2012, Clown Me In joined effort with Mynditude and delivered a tailor made event to Kraft's leaderhsip team in Lebanon with the theme of Paul Arden's book "It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be."
Can't share many pictures with you, as it's against the policy of the company... but hey, i can assure you that we had lots of fun with a great positive team of around 14 people...
When i first saw them, i thought... "oh no!!! are they really gonna play!"
first impressions make me laugh sometimes...
"Clowns Without Borders offers laughter to relieve the suffering
of all persons, especially children, who live in areas of crisis including refugee camps, conflict zones and territories in situations of emergency. We bring levity, contemporary clown/circus oriented performances and workshops into communities so that they can celebrate together and forget for a moment the tensions that darken their daily lives. We also seek to raise our society’s awareness of affected populations and to promote a spirit of solidarity."
En un mes estaré viajando a Indonesia a trabajar con un grupo de payasos en Jakarta, Jogjakarta y Mentawai.
Este proyecto en específico empezó en 2008 con clowns Without Borders USA. Este año como continuidad del proyecto, nos invitan a 5 payasos de diferentes partes del mundo a seguir la labor al mismo tiempo que trabajar con diferentes comunidades en situaciones vulnerables.
CWB necesita donaciones para poder así seguir creciendo. La meta es juntar $2,000 USD, esto no es para mi ni ningún otro payaso, ni siquiera para este viaje en específico, sino para que la organización pueda invitar a otros artistas a próximos proyectos y que estos encuentros sucedan.
Cualquier donación es MUY bien recibida e importante (la mínima hace la diferencia).
Gracias por leer esto y si quieren y pueden, ESCRÍBANME A GABY@CLOWNMEIN.COM para darles los datos de mi cuenta o para hacerlo directamente a través de CWB aquÍ:
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Sunday the 11th of March 2012, Clown Me In decided to go on a social journey and hit the roads of Rawcheh and Manara...
a first experience ... and surely not the last one...
meet us every other Sunday...somewhere in Lebanon to play together
here's a 1min video ...
poster by Pascale Chehade - picture by Farah Kassem
What’s in a Clown Me In workshop??!!!
We will simply discover how to unlock our clown, say yes, dig into our most ridiculous fears, most absurd fantasies, most impressive talents and our deepest dislikes... and we will laugh and play with our clowns
The aim is simple, discovering and accepting the Clown that lies beneath each of us, and let it coexist with oneself in society
so, so , so
If you feel like laughing a bit in the midst of everything that’s happening around us?
If you need to dig more into yourself? Meet a new group and experience something new?
Then Clown Me In is inviting you to its new workshop between the 20th and 24th of February 2012 at Awrad Organisation - Sin el Fil- Beirut - Lebanon
between 6.30 and 9.30 pm
for more info and registration : firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop is led by Sabine Choucair ( that's me )
About Clown Me In
Clown Me In is a clown theatre company founded Sabine Choucair from Lebanon and Gabriela Munoz from Mexico, two physically trained actors who studied in London. Clown Me In uses clowns to touch and play with the vulnerability and laughter of human beings and their edge, observing mostly the human dynamics and the reality inside each one of us.