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4 Ways Play Helps to Connect: Examples from Human Trafficking Survivors in Mexico

When was the last time you connected with a new friend through play?  Maybe you were making music, getting your groove on, or playing pickleball. At Clowns Without Borders, we rely on the power of play to connect people to … Continue reading

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Smile Roundup: Migrant Families Laugh and Cheer in Guatemala (See Photos)

You love to see our clowns performing and our audiences laughing. That’s why we’re excited to share this first post in our Smile Roundup series. Smile Roundups feature photos of CWB artists with their audiences, plus quotes and stories from … Continue reading

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Payasería Como Hermosa Humanidad 

CWB – USA artist and Llaven nü founder Darina Robles shares her experience of hermosa humanidad, clowning for the Rarámuri people in Chihuahua, Mexico. This blog post as-told-to CWB Communications Director Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone and is edited for length and clarity.  Character … Continue reading

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Rarámuri Resilience: Audience Feedback

Qualitative Data CWB artists constantly gather qualitative data about their work on tour. Is the audience laughing, or are they unimpressed? Are certain games more engaging? Do community members want to participate, or mostly watch? This kind of information combines … Continue reading

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Flying Together

Darina Robles, founder of Llaven nü and frequent CWB artist, writes about the ways an engaged audience gives back to the artists. Mira abajo para español.  Bringing the Tour To Life The idea for ​​this project was born in November, … Continue reading

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Ecuador 2019

“It’s beautiful, because our audience of two reacts as we imagined it during the show’s creation. Within the show, there are moments of astonishment, moments of doubt, and moments of reflection, and we see that in the children. What’s happening to … Continue reading

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Mi Razón de Ser

In March, 2019, CWB – USA toured to Tijuana, on the U.S./Mexico border. This was a “secret” tour, which we did not publicize ahead to time, in order to respect the safety and dignity of the migrants. Darina Robles Pérez, founder … Continue reading

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Sharing Love

Darina Robles is the founder of Llaven nü, a social circus program in Mexico, and frequent CWB – USA collaborator. She writes about meeting a special little boy during the Tijuana tour, in which CWB performed for migrant families at … Continue reading

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Tijuana 2019

“In the chaos and desperation of the migrant or deportee experience—including poverty, violence, seemingly interminable wait times, and seemingly insurmountable odds—many migrants may die at the hands of traffickers, become addicted to drugs, or otherwise ‘disappear or disperse’ into the … Continue reading

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The Right to Migrate—Part II

Darina Robles is the founder of Llaven nü, a social circus program in Mexico. She has twice partnered with CWB – USA for tours in Mexico, and most recently collaborated on our October, 2018 tour. She writes about the strength that’s … Continue reading

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The Right to Migrate—Part 1

Darina Robles is the founder of Llaven nü, a social circus program in Mexico. She has twice partnered with CWB – USA for tours in Mexico, and most recently collaborated on our October, 2018 tour. She writes about the natural … Continue reading

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Mexico 2018: Migrant Caravan Tour

“It’s quite difficult to describe what I’m experiencing. I’ve never before embedded this deeply within the migrant experience, and always relied on the news and personal stories to understand what’s going on.” -Derrick Gilday, performing artist Tour Overview In October, … Continue reading

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Live With Joy

CWB -USA always partners with local artists, organizations or administrators to help run our tours. This blog is from Darina Robles, our friend and colleague at Llaven nü, a social circus activist group in Mexico. Darina Robles The Last Day … Continue reading

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What We Carry

CWB -USA always partners with local artists, organizations or administrators to help run our tours. This blog is from our friend and colleague at Llaven nü, a social circus activist group in Mexico.  Darina Robles The Migrants Are the First … Continue reading