Clowns Without Borders USA and Clowns Without Borders – Brazil are partnering in El Salvador. This project is in collaborations with local organizers, The Ministry of Health Psychosocial Support Programming and ADES (Cabañas region) to share smile and joy with the affected communities. This will be a continuation of programming from our El Salvador trip last year, and we are excited to be continue building relationships with these partners and communities!
CWB-USA is delighted to partner with CWB-Brazil on their first international project. CWB-Brazil is the newest chapter of Clowns Without Borders International. The project team is made up of 3 Brazilian Clowns and 2 from the United States. CWB-USA welcomes two new artists to this project, Noah Veil and Carolina Duncan (CoiCoi). Noah is a world class (highly) physical theatre performer, parkour coach, and Artistic Director of his company, DreamAwake Prod. He has worked with CWB on three past projects (South Sudan, Nepal, and Bangladesh). CoiCoi has performed in circuses all of the world, and made Ringling Brother’s history as its first Colombian-born female clown.
This project will be held in two primary regions: San Salvador, and Cabañas, near the Honduran border. We are excited to work with the Ministry of Health during nine days of performances and workshops in the capitol, followed by five days of performance in partnership with ADES.
To learn more about what’s going on in El Salvador, check out the links on the country page. While we know that the challenges of gang violence and crime facing the people of El Salvador are very serious, we also know that the El Salvadoran community is a beautiful, rich, and generous culture. So read these articles with compassionate objectivity. Remember that there are incredible people, quietly doing amazing work in their communities, in areas of conflict all around the world.