ClownAntics Blog — Clowns in Tunisia

My Hiding Place

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  • Chahloula visited the Gateways2Life women and children's center last Thursday before preparing to leaving Greece. It was a weird day. For some reason, the event never really got into a good rhythm. I'm sure Chahloula isn't the only one this has happened to!

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    The Show Must Go On, To Become a Blessing!

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  • In the midst of saying good-bye to all of my Tunisian friends, I had the opportunity to clown with my young friend Ameni. For the first time, Chuku Chuka and Chahloula worked together to put on a show at a day care center. Lord willing, it will not be the last time.

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    Some Fishy Videos

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  • I usually start my clown events by playing catch with the audience and a stuffed fish. It sets the tone of playfulness and fun for the event. I made two videos in which I demonstrate a couple simple, playful tricks.

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    Refugees Smile, and a Video

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  • We can probably agree that everyone in the world goes through difficult things, including children, even in middle-class American suburbs. It doesn't matter if you are clowning with refugees, at kids' birthday parties, at hospitals, or at churches. One or more of the people in your audience might need you, right at that moment, to help them forget the trauma in their lives.

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    Let's Dance! With Videos!

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  • Children like to get up and dance, so Chahloula likes to dance. I have incorporated songs with motions into my shows because that is something familiar to the children in Tunisia.

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    The New Kid At School, With Videos!

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  • I have had my share of being the 'new kid at school', both when I was growing up and now. Here are some pictures and videos of Mimi, the new kid, arriving at a couple schools in Tunisia.

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    A Beautiful Greek Island

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  • We made it to the Greek island of Lesvos. We didn't have a definite plan for how to get into the refugee camp, but God had a plan and it all came together. 

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    Familiar Faces in Mahdia, with a Video!

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    Chahloula had the pleasure this month of clowning around at a school for the deaf that Mimi The Clown visited last May. It was delightful to see those familiar, smiling faces again.

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    Volunteers! With a Video!

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  • This familiar group of students was fun to clown around with in the beginning of May. As always, audience participation is a huge part of my shows. There is never a shortage of volunteers.

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    Madame Chahloula

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  • Madame Chahloula was invited to clown at a local day care center. She has a good reputation in the area, both in costume and in plain clothes.

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    The Hairdresser

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  • IMGP5336 - CopyDo you have a big comb and over-sized scissors? Good! Then you have a funny routine! I can’t communicate with words very well in my routines, but you [..]

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    Out of Control!

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  • P1010090I am not a night person. Neither is Mimi the Clown. And we like there to be at least some measure of control in our lives. Sometimes things [..]

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