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Clown School: An Interview with Hannah Gaff

In this series, CWB – USA interviews artists and educators about their experience in clown and circus school. First up, CWB’s Communications Director Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone talks to Hannah Gaff, a graduate of Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre and a faculty member … Continue reading

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Egypt: Meet the Artists

One of the most important planning moments of a CWB program is artist selection. For this program in Egypt, CWB Executive Director, Naomi Shafer and Reham Ramzy, co-founder of Nadha Arts School for Social Theatre discussed some of the key … Continue reading

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Egypt

Program Overview Clowns Without Borders returns to Egypt in partnership with The Nadha Arts School for Social Theatre (NAS). The program will start with an intensive for Egyptian physical theatre artists. The team will then create and tour a street … Continue reading

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Hearts Wide Open

Hannah Gaff represented CWB – USA at the 2019 ClownEncuentro in Cali, Colombia.  Prepping For The Show Following the three-day workshop, we’re invited to perform our show at a home for girls in protective services. We created the show during … Continue reading

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A Deep and Lasting Bond

Hannah Gaff represented CWB – USA at the 2019 ClownEncuentro in Cali, Colombia.  ClownEncuentro ClownEncuentro is a magical clown gathering that takes place in Colombia every two years (or so) and has five major objectives: learning and artistic development, dialogue, … Continue reading

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ClownEncuentro 2019

“ClownEncuentro provides an opportunity to be in community and connect with other passionate clowns, to have necessary conversations about the art of clown and its purpose in present-day culture, and to forge relationships and connections. These are seeds that will … Continue reading

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The “I Love You” Game

 Hannah Gaff joined the 2017 CWB – USA tour to Lebanon and returned for the 2018 tour. She writes about a creative and courageous little girl who invents a new game.  Hannah Gaff A Game to Change the World When … Continue reading

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Lebanon 2018

“When I clown in the hospital or on the streets, I’m always listening for the game—the gateway to making a vibrant connection with each human. I offer myself as an object of play and look to them to see what … Continue reading

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Part of the Solution

Hannah Gaff and Leah Abel, along with Sabine Choucair, recently returned from a multi-week tour in Lebanon. For this project, Clowns Without Borders partnered with Clown Me In and its related project, We Must Clown. Leah and Hannah reflect on … Continue reading

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Everyone Wanted To Be In The Show

Hannah Gaff and Leah Abel, along with Sabine Choucair, are currently on tour in Lebanon. For this project, Clowns Without Borders has partnered with Clown Me In and its related project, We Must Clown. On their first night, the CWB … Continue reading

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Lebanon 2017

“The group includes Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese people, from a variety of socio-economic and religious backgrounds. None of them have ever clowned, and some have never performed at all. It’s not common in Lebanon to have people with such varied … Continue reading

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Top Clown Schools in the U.S.

This blog is a resource for those who dream about clowning. We’ve listed some of the top clown schools in the U.S. If you’ve been considering seeking formal training we hope that these schools might inspire you. We receive many … Continue reading

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Meet Ilana Levy, Founder of CaliClown

Do you ever wonder about CWB – USA’s amazing partners? We’re sitting down with project partners from around the world to talk about their organization and its relationship to CWB! Ilana Levy, founder of CaliClown and ClownEncuentro talks professionalism and forging … Continue reading