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This week on the Daily Beat: We look into the launch of Clowns Without Borders with director Molly Levine.
Today on the Daily Beat, Wednesday January 27, 2015: Clowns Without Borders was founded in Barcelona in July 1993. The idea began when Tortell Poltrona, a professional clown in Spain, was invited to perform in a refugee camp in Croatia. This performance unexpectedly attracted audiences of more than 700 children, proving to Poltrona that there is a great need for clowns and entertainment in crisis situations. He founded Clowns Without Borders to offer humor as a means of psychological support to communities that have suffered trauma.
“In late 2013 Molly joined the CWB team with an enthusiasm for and belief in what happens at the intersection of performing arts and humanitarian aid. Molly graduated from Global College- Long Island University with a B.A in Global Studies; a concentration of human rights activism and violence against marginalized ethnic people. Molly is a project coordinator, facilitator, teacher, event producer, burning man enthusiast, with an unhealthy delight in making the impossible possible.” – ClownsWithoutBorders.
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