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A clown plays guitar with a group of people in Chiapas

“They’re Not Gringos, They’re Clowns!”

CWB – USA founder Moshe Cohen writes about a return trip to the Free and Sovereign State of Chiapas. Moshe Cohen Semana Santa  We leave Santa Fe, NM on Monday April 10th, pick up our documenter and musician (Jaime and … Continue reading

Darina sits in her chicken costume in the midst of the audience

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

Darina flies on Faeble's shoulder

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

Clowns shot from the back, facing an audience seated on a hillside

Eyes Rather Than Words

Robin Lara joins CWB – USA for her very first tour, Cali, Colombia. CWB – USA and CaliClown partnered to tour the Department of Cauca, focused on youth violence prevention. In this blog, she reflects on the unique challenges of performing … Continue reading

Clowns perform for a huge crowd in Colombia

Bearer Of the Immaterial

When Clowns Without Borders USA goes on tour, we always work with local partner organizations and artists. It’s part of the ethos of “being invited.” Mario Bustillo, is a Colombian clown who joined CWB as a collaborator on the Colombia Coastal … Continue reading

A Dream Come True

When Clowns Without Borders USA goes on tour, we always work with local partner organizations and artists. It’s part of the ethos of “being invited.” Julio Mario Cabarcas López, aka Mü, is a Colombian clown who joined CWB as a collaborator … Continue reading

Clown band stands in the rubble

Swallowed By the Sea

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 Indigenous Resistance in Oaxaca We … Continue reading

Clowns Jojutla

Zone Zero

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 Making Connections We are on … Continue reading

Clowns shot from the back, facing an audience seated on a hillside

We’re Strangers, But Not Aliens

Puerto Rico native Arturo Gaskins joins CWB – USA for his second tour, to Colombia’s Department of Cauca. In this blog, he writes about the effort and joy of creating a CWB show, and his desire to find spontaneity within … Continue reading

Workshop participants keep their balloons floating

The Importance of Breath

CWB – USA board member Sayda Trujillo writes about what it’s like to lead a CWB workshop for care providers affected by trauma. Sayda Trujillo Breath and Awareness Today we teach an all-day (9:30am–4:30pm) workshop to 25 psychologists—people who have been doing … Continue reading

Photo of clowns from the back, facing the crowd of children

Human, Vibrant and Liberating

Clowns Without Borders USA is currently on tour in Guatemala, where we’ve partnered with our colleagues at CWB Canada, and with local Guatemalan artists. Noemi, one of the CWB Canada clowns, writes about the playfulness and openness required for a … Continue reading

Group shot of the clowns

We Are a Team

Veteran CWB – USA performing artist Lucho Guzman Cardozo joins CWB – USA and CWB Canada on the Guatemala Emergency Tour. He writes about the necessity of laughter, even in the face of catastrophe.   Lucho Guzman Cardozo Despues de … Continue reading

Performing for an audience in Colombia

The Borders That Make Us Different

Arturo Gaskins is a native of Puerto Rico, and he joined CWB – USA during our tour to the island in February, 2018. We were eager to work together again and Arturo was able to volunteer his time for CWB … Continue reading

Four clowns take a bow

A Feast of Offers!

All clowns arrived in Guatemala on August 16th, 2018 from a few different corners of the world: Colombia (Lucho Guzman Cardozo), Canada (Noemi Lira), USA (Sayda Trujillo), and France via Guatemala (Stephane Gue). As is the norm for CWB – … Continue reading